Recent News from WCCF…


Kids Aid Gets a Permanent Home

Kids Aid Gets a Permanent Home

The Kids Aid backpack program that provides weekend food supplies to hungry children has been growing steadily for years. The organization currently serves 2,200 children a week and has maxed out what it can do in its current donated warehouse. The program has been...

Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center

Upcoming Trainings Pivots and Possibilities: How to Raise Money in 2021 March 3| 10AM - 11:30AM $40 Standard Nonprofits have learned unexpected lessons about fundraising during the past year. Giving in response to the pandemic exceeded giving for all previous...

Job Opening – Controller

Job Opening – Controller

Our nonprofit organization is seeking a hands-on and experienced Controller to conduct the organization’s accounting, tax and financial management activities, in accordance with industry best practices, policies and procedures, and with an eye toward increasing...

Anne Wenzel Named Chief Executive Officer

Anne Wenzel Named Chief Executive Officer

The Business Times recently published an article about our beloved Director, Anne Wenzel: Anne Wenzel has been named president and chief executive officer of the Western Colorado Community Foundation based in Grand Junction. Wenzel served nearly 20 years as executive...

Word of Thanks campaign raises over $55,000 to support youth

Word of Thanks campaign raises over $55,000 to support youth

Viewers across Colorado responded generously by raising over $55,000 through the Word of Thanks campaign with Kyle Clark of 9News. The Western Slope TRY (Together for Resilient Youth) campaign benefits Friends of Youth and Nature in Delta/Montrose, Eureka! McConnell...

St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary's Medical Center and Homeward Bound, through a grant from Western Community Foundation, partner to reduce food waste and help fight hunger. The grant provided food storage containers and blast cooler equipment to kick start efforts locally. Bryan Johnson, St....

Remembering Herbert L. Bacon (1930-2021)

Remembering Herbert L. Bacon (1930-2021)

A Shining Light in our Community Lifelong community leader and generous philanthropist, Herbert Lee Bacon (who was known by all as simply Herb) passed away in early January. Herb was one of a handful of community leaders who began conversations with Tim Schultz and...

Marketing and Development Associate Job Opening

Marketing and Development Associate Job Opening

The Western Colorado Community Foundation manages $85 million in assets and awarded $5 million in grants and scholarships last year (2020). This growing charitable foundation headquartered in Grand Junction, CO and serving seven rural counties in Western Colorado...

#GJStrong – Grants for Hunger Relief

#GJStrong – Grants for Hunger Relief

On January 20, 2021, the City of Grand Junction allocated $250,000 in funds for Hunger Relief to help Grand Junction nonprofits respond to the sustained increase in demand for food assistance resulting from the extended economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. See...

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