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.

Our Numbers Tell Our Story ~ 2022 Year End

3,961,543

Giving Facilitated

407

Grant Transactions

100,000

Largest Grant

14,320,000

Foundation Assets

We Create Opportunity

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

February 6, 2023 in News

A Taste of the Nonprofit Sector – NPO Grant Application Now Open

New this year – we are adding a nonprofit grant component to the Community Foundation’s largest fundraiser, the Durango Wine Experience. In addition to a taste of wine, we’d like to…
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January 4, 2023 in News

Saying Goodbye to the Community Concerts in the Secret Garden

As the proverb goes... all good things must come to an end. After eight fun-filled, successful years, we have decided not to host the Community Concerts in the Secret Garden…
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December 14, 2022 in News

SWCOGives.org – Record-Breaking Year Results – $626,641 in donations in Southwest Colorado

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado spearheads regional participation in Colorado Gives Day -- an easy, online initiative for donors to contribute to nonprofits across Colorado. This year’s Colorado Gives…
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