Community . Comm unity

Where legacies thrive...

Do you want to sustain the causes that matter most to you? How can we maximize the full potential of our region’s nonprofits? What support do you need to help make our corner of the world stronger today for tomorrow’s changemakers?

You’ve got the heart. We’ve got your back.

Learn About Giving

Invest in causes you care about with the Community Foundation. Your giving is our mission. Together we can meet the needs of today and plan for opportunities of tomorrow. We are better together.

Our Numbers Tell Our Story ~ Through 2022 Q3

1,227,751

$ Generously Given

222

Grant Transactions

100,000

$ Largest Grant

10,185,000

$ Foundation Assets

We Create Opportunity

For more than 20 years, the Community Foundation has been partnering with individuals, families, and businesses across Southwest Colorado to connect passion with purpose. As a committed philanthropic facilitator, we’re here to bolster nonprofits and help you support the causes you care about most.

Together, we can inspire hope and improve livelihoods for all through generosity, leadership, and advocacy – lasting impacts that will shape your unique legacy in our five-county region and beyond. Join us as we strive to nurture a culture of giving that our kids, grandkids, and future generations will be proud to call their heritage.

Donor Resources

Connect passion with purpose. Learn more here.

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Nonprofit Resources

Your organization can change the world. We can help.

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Community Resources

Our community comes together to support our neighbors. Join us.

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Put your dollars where your heart is.

the art of giving

Let us do the heavy lifting of finding a good home for your goodwill.

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Empower our region’s nonprofits.

sustaining passion

The health of a community can be measured by the health of its nonprofits. We’ve got work to do; let’s do it together!

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Gather for goodness sake.

be the change

The spirit of giving comes to life through these unforgettable events and special programs.

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Our Vision & Mission

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado facilitates the growth and effectiveness of philanthropic contributions and expands the culture of giving to meet the needs of our communities.

We envision a generous, vibrant and inclusive Southwest Colorado with opportunities for all to thrive.

News & Updates

November 4, 2022 in News

SWCOGives.org – Schedule your donation starting November 1st

November 4th, 2022 -- The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado spearheads a regional effort to promote local participation in Colorado Gives Day, which is December 6, 2022. Beginning on November…
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October 6, 2022 in News

Community Concerts Raise $10,320 for La Plata County Environmental Nonprofits

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado has granted $10,320 to the participating nonprofits of the 2022 Community Concerts in the Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden. The following organizations received $1,720 each:…
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September 6, 2022 in News

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Planned Giving 101 for Nonprofit Staff Learn the basics of gift vehicles, necessary partners, prospecting plans, gift acceptance policies, marketing made easy, and more. Brandy Bertram is the…
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