The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) recommends recipients to publicize their grant to inform the community about your work and inspire continuing support.  Please acknowledge your organization’s grant in one or more of the following ways:

SEND A PRESS RELEASE
Send out a press release to local news organizations to inform them about your project and the supporting WCCF grant. A list of regional media contacts and press release templates can be found in the tabs on this page. Boilerplate language about WCCF is included in the press release template and found below. WCCF would be happy to provide a quote for your press release.

SHARE WITH YOUR ESTABLISHED AUDIENCES
We encourage your organization to share information about your grant through the methods you typically use to communicate with your followers, such as newsletters (print or digital), annual reports, and social media. When announcing the grant on social media, make sure to tag us in your posts. Using great images can help boost interest in social media content; we’re happy to help create images, infographics, and photo layouts for your social media feeds — contact us.

LOGO USAGE GUIDELINES
Grants from WCCF Use your organization’s logo and WCCF’s logo (and/or the logo from the specific fund managed by our foundation from which you received the grant at the top of the press release. A sample press release along with high-quality horizontal and vertical versions of WCCF’s and Fund logos can be found on this page. WCCF prefers you use the horizontal logo version whenever possible. Vector versions may be obtained by contacting Renee Smith. Grantees may not alter the appearance (color, clarity, fonts, etc.) of WCCF’s or any other Fund logo in any way.

PRESS CONFERENCES, PHOTO-OPS, & MORE
WCCF regularly shares news about grantees’ efforts through our e-newsletters, website, and social media. We want to help your organization publicize your work in compelling and creative ways. We are happy to come to your office or project site for a “big check” or other type of photo op — contact us to discuss possibilities!

ABOUT WCCF
Please use the following language when describing WCCF: The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good.  Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 350 charitable funds totaling $100 million in assets and awards over $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.

WE LOVE IT when grant recipients share photos of their programs and success stories. You can reach out via our contact page.