Donor Resources

Personalize your impact on the greater good today.

When it comes to identifying the best match for your philanthropic investments, consider us Cupid. With our finger on the pulse of the community, we can advise which nonprofits are most aligned with your goals and values, while ensuring an easier transaction for you and the beneficiary. Tax benefits and warm fuzzies guaranteed.


Our most popular fund is a Donor Advised Fund, which allows you to contribute assets now and later, as well as receive an immediate tax benefit. It then allows you to recommend grants to charitable organizations at any time. We require a minimum of $10,000 to start a Donor Advised Fund.


A Field of Interest Fund is designed for multiple donors who would like their contributions to benefit a particular area of interest, type of organization, community issue, or geographic area. We have multiple Field of Interest / Community Impact Funds that accept donations. Click here or click the donate button at the top of our website to learn more about our Community Impact Funds.


Scholarship Funds can be used to memorialize a family member or support your personal interest. The fund provides educational opportunities for students attending high school, college, university, or vocational schools. You may designate a field of study and choose the eligibility requirements. We recommend a minimum of $10,000 to start a Scholarship Fund.


The Community Foundation can help you maximize strategic investments now and into the future for the benefit of your family and your community. Your legacy is in good hands with the Community Foundation managing bequests, life insurance payouts, retirement plan gifts, charitable IRA distributions, and much more.


The Community Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with financial advisors to assist in meeting the charitable investment goals of their clients. We have multiple resources to work alongside advisors to achieve desired investment outcomes, while benefiting the greater community.


The Community Foundation offers strategic donors the opportunity to join our Impact Investing Circle, a revolving loan fund called LAUNCH. Using philanthropic dollars, we partner with First SW Bank and First SW Community Fund to structure low-interest loan packages that will ensure nonprofits have the resources needed to succeed. This flexible capital can be used as seed money for a bridge loan, a capital project, an emergency response loan, and more. Impact Investing provides nonprofits better terms than they might get from traditional banks. As the loan is paid back, this return on investment will cycle philanthropic dollars through multiple projects. An impactful community win-win.


If you are interested in starting a fund with the Community Foundation, please take a look at the resources below and contact us at 970-375-5807 today.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

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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