Recent News from WCCF…


Celebrating Milestone Birthdays

Long-time donor advisors, Bernie and Mary Beth Buescher, celebrate their 70th birthdays soon, one in June and one in July.  "Together, we are 140 years old this year!" laughs Bernie. The Bueschers recently reviewed their estate plans and realized two things: The...

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Identifying Issues Developing Solutions

WCCF is pleased to be included in this season's issue of Spoke + Blossom: "Summer is childhood's dreamtime, a three-month idyll, a respite from schoolwork, with long days made for simple pleasures. At least that's the ideal. For many children, especially in Mesa...

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Community Grants for the Environment

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) announces a new funding opportunity opening June 17, 2019. The Foundation directs its discretionary grant funds to address different needs each year. This year’s focus is the environment, in support of the Foundation’s...

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Full Circle Philanthrophy

Long-time western Colorado residents Bill and Shirley Ela have been family farmers for decades, in Palisade and more recently the Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss. Bill Ela served as a district judge and was very involved in environmental issues during his lifetime. His...

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New Trutta Fund Will Make Grants to Veteran Service Organizations

Last year, our Community Foundation started working with a new donor when he established a donor-advised fund to support a number of local organizations. The donor, who wants to remain anonymous, made a significant contribution to the Western Region One Source Center...

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