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Counties Served

La Plata

La Plata County is the most populous county in Southwest Colorado.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,334.  The county is comprised of the City of Durango (the county seat), the Town of Bayfield, and the Town of Ignacio.  The county was named for the La Plata River and the La Plata Mountains.  “La Plata” is the Spanish word for “silver.”

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Archuleta

Archuleta County was created by the Colorado legislature in 1885 out of western Conejos County.  It was named for J.M. Archuleta, head of one of the old Spanish families of New Mexico, and in honor of Antonia D. Archuleta, who was the Senator from Conejos County at the time.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,084.  The county seat and the only incorporated municipality in the county is the Town of Pagosa Springs.

Demographic and economic information on Archuleta County:

For information on the business community, visit the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

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San Juan

With a mean elevation of 11,240 feet, San Juan County is the highest county in the United States.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 699, making it the least populous county in Colorado.  The county seat and incorporated municipality in the county is the Town of Silverton.  The county is named for the Spanish name “Saint John,” the name Spanish explorers gave to a river and the mountain range in the area.

Demographic and economic information on San Juan County:

For information on the business community, visit the Silverton Chamber of Commerce.

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Montezuma

Montezuma County, the southwestern-most county in Colorado, is comprised of the City of Cortez (the county seat), the Town of Mancos, and the Town Dolores.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,535.  It is named in honor of a famous chief of the Aztec Indians in Mexico, Moctezuma II, as the building ruins in Mesa Verde National Park were thought to be of Aztec origin at the time.

Demographic and economic information on Montezuma County:

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Dolores

Dolores County is the seventh-least populous county in Colorado.  As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,064.  The county seat of Dolores County is Dove Creek.  Dolores County is named for the Dolores River, which passes through the county in the Dolores Canyon.  The complete Spanish name for the river was “Rio de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (River of our Lady of Sorrows).”

Demographic and economic information on Dolores County:

For information on the business communities, visit the Dove Creek Chamber of Commerce website.

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News

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Events

I am a ‘horizontal’ as opposed to a ‘vertical’ person, meaning I have a wide variety of interests and passions as opposed to depth in one or two areas of need. Because of my broad base of interest, philanthropy was becoming a complicated, tedious, and solo effort. Setting up my Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado simplified the process. I am able to deliberately establish a giving pattern that will continue on after I am no longer able to make philanthropic decisions.

- Kathleen Adams, Board Member

I am extremely proud to be a Fund Holder, as well as President of the Board of Directors for this outstanding organization. It has elevated philanthropy in our community by pairing the needs of the nonprofits with those who have a passion to fund their mission. The Foundation is an important engine to our community’s health.

- Molly Martin, Board President

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