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Community Foundation Funding

Cornerstone

At the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, we have created the Cornerstone Fund. This fund is an unrestricted fund focused on fortifying the Community Foundation operations, as well as channeling resources to address our community’s needs, replenishing funds for our community grants, and assisting our five counties in preparing for the future.

Donor Advised Fund

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 recommend a minimum of $10,000 to start a Donor Advised Fund

Field of Interest 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 recommend a minimum of $10,000 to start a Field of Interest Fund.

Scholarship Fund

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.

Start A Fund

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.

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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

Blue Lake Ranch - A Country Inn
Fredrick Zink Associates
The Payroll Department
Skywalker Construction
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