Community Foundations are:
- Tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the communities they serve.
- Comprised of many funds established by separate donors to carry out their charitable interests to improve communities within a defined geographic area.
- Based on a philanthropic model of endowed funds – invested to grow over the long-term, with the earnings available annually for charitable giving.
- Designed to pool donations for coordinated investment to provide sustained long term support for that region in the form of grants, scholarships and other resources.
Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter
On November 1st, our regional Board of Directors approved $40,000 in grants to organizations across our region. Annually, our local steering committees and board members recommend grants in their counties to tackle unmet needs, provide seed funding for programs to...read more
The Steering Committee of the newly established Ouray County Community Fund met in October to review applications and award $15,000 in grants to fourteen nonprofit organizations that serve Ouray County. The fund received over $36,000 in grant requests and committee...read more
This November, eight Arts and Culture organizations in Mesa County received a total of $14,000 in grants from the Community Fund at the Western Colorado Community Foundation. Grants from the Community Fund are intended to provide seed funding, tackle unmet needs or...read more
Our regional community foundation works with civic-minded leaders in local communities to build permanent funds for community good. We are proud of our affiliation with several other community foundations and geographic area funds in our region. We provide expertise in planned giving and charitable legacy gift planning, manage investments and provide grants for our affiliates to distribute in their communities.