Our mission is to promote charitable giving, build and manage charitable legacy funds and endowments, and provide grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado
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Celebrating 25 years

This is our 25th anniversary. Since our founding in 1992, Western Colorado Community Foundation has been strengthening nonprofits, guiding strategic charitable efforts for donors and uplifting the greater community through philanthropy. Thank you for fueling this work with your passion and commitment to creating a vibrant, equitable and inclusive community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.
In honor of this milestone, the WCCF will begin sharing monthly articles that celebrate the Community Foundation, its history, and all those who have made it possible. Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of philanthropy in the community!

Thank you to our video sponsor:

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We are as convinced as ever about the important role we play as a funding and convening organization in addressing community needs and making life better for people in our West Slope communities. Our growing invested funds are giving back to whatever needs might arise in the community, now and into the future.


$118 Million
in assets

$30 Million

Charitable Funds



Create a Fund to make your own Philanthropic impact, and WCCF staff will help you every step of the way -from planning your initial gift to making the impact you desire. You can also login to manage your existing fund at WCCF.



WCCF is a philanthropic resource for attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance agents so that they can help their clients navigate the forces of growing personal wealth and the desire to make a long-term difference.



Our Community Foundation awards over $5 million in grants annually to non-profits throughout western Colorado. Additionally, we are committed to supporting and strengthening non-profits in addition to grant funding so that all communities continue to benefit.



Our Community Foundation offers 38 different scholarships established by generous donors who believe in the importance of education and the future of the next generation. Local students can apply for college scholarships from scholarship funds at WCCF. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process of these scholarships.

Local Community Funds

Since 2002, our Community Foundation has partnered with local steering committees within some of our counties to create Local Community Funds (LCFs). These funds support nonprofits and programs in their areas. This “give where you live” philosophy has resonated for the community members there who value their homes and want to preserve and grow everything that makes their region the place they love to live.

Leadership Work

Our Community Foundation is a convener, connector, and collaborator, providing technical assistance to non-profits and resources to partners working in areas related to our leadership work.

About Us

A community foundation is a place-based charitable institution that serves as an umbrella organization holding multiple funds and providing financial support in the form of grants to nonprofits and scholarships to students. A community foundation is built up over many years, by and for the people who live in a particular community or region, to address needs and support opportunities to improve the quality of life there. Most, but not all funds are permanent endowments, providing financial support in perpetuity for good for the community.


Keep up with the lastest news from WCCF



Celebrating 25 Years!

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Building Core Strength

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Hunger E-News

Hunger Matters

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Ouray County E-News

Our Work in Ouray County

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Surface Creek E-News

Surface Creek Community Fund Updates

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West Elk E-News

West Elk Community Fund Updates

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Local Community Funds & Affiliates

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