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.

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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

May 9, 2023 in News

The Payroll Department Announces “Meet Your Match” Grant Opportunity 2023

The application for the Payroll Department’s $7,000 matching grants for local nonprofits is now open. The deadline to apply is June 6. The Payroll Department partners with the Community Foundation…
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May 1, 2023 in News

CAUSE Internship Nonprofit Partners Announced

CAUSE Nonprofit Grantees Announced May 4, 2023 – Durango, CO – The Community Foundation serving SW Colorado has designed a comprehensive paid summer internship opportunity for 11 local high school…
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April 25, 2023 in News

2023 DWE Events SOLD OUT!

We hope to see you next year! Thank you for your support of the 2023 Durango Wine Experience! This year's Weekend Passes, Grand Tasting Tickets & Walkabout Tickets are now…
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