1309 E 3rd Ave., Smiley Building, Suite 20 A tiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81301
PO Box 1673 tiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81302


Boosts the nonprofit sector through professional development, technical assistance, capacity building and grants support.

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Ensures our community and philanthropists understand the issues in our region and know who is doing the work to make our community a better place.

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Acts as a matchmaker between philanthropists’ passions and the nonprofits doing the work.

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Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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

What That Means

Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is a nonprofit organization that invests and manages contributions to our 5-county community. Our goal is to build, over time, substantial funds for the community through these contributions and other awards.

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado inspires hope, leadership, and generosity in the community by bringing economic stability, professional development, and collaboration to the nonprofit sector.

As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation works to increase efficiency, sustainability, and success for nonprofits and maximize effective grant making for philanthropists to make southwest Colorado a better place to live.

Together we can expand the culture of giving to meet the needs of our community. If you would like to learn more and get involved, contact us today. To join our email list so that you can stay in the loop about what’s happening at the Community Foundation, click here.


Southwest Colorado Gives


Tech Gives Back Initiative donates $300,000 to CERF

September 3, 2020 – Durango, CO – The Community Foundation serving Sout Read More...

CERF infuses $500,000 into community in four months


Resources for our Nonprofit Partners

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis NEW: Something to Chew On – Nonpro Read More...

Community Emergency Relief Fund

The Community Foundation has activated the Community Emergency Relief Fund Read More...


Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado tiny pinwheel
1309 E 3rd Ave., Smiley Building, Suite 20 Atiny pinwheel Durango, CO 81301
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