Community Impact

Gather with like-minded changemakers to enrich nonprofits – and yourself.

From a speaker series to Durango’s largest wine tasting, the Community Foundation is proud to partner with community members to ignite action for the greater good. These events and special programs not only help fund our work with nonprofits, but also create awesome memories that inspire us to dream bigger and better together.


The Community Foundation offers two summer concert series for the benefit of local nonprofits: Thursday evenings in July at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club and Wednesday evenings in August at Durango’s Rochester Hotel. Your $10 cover charge directly benefits the featured nonprofits. Join us for these fun, philanthropic community events!

Durango Concert Schedule
Pagosa Concert Schedule


The Community Foundation’s Making a Difference Speaker Series is designed to inspire conversation, prompt action and bring a new perspective. We look for speakers who propel philanthropy – an idea, event, or action that is done to better humanity. In 2021 we welcomed political analyst David Brooks.

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The Community Foundation has partnered with the Durango Wine Experience! Unfortunately, due to the current public health emergency, the 2021 spring event was been canceled.

We look forward to a time when we can gather in person again. Until then — Cheers to our amazing community!

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The Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is designated for broad-based community emergencies in Southwest Colorado. The Community Foundation has activated CERF in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations are now being accepted to deploy funds to community-based organizations directly responding to the needs of our community.

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The Community Foundation is honored to have outstanding relationships with dozens of community-minded individuals and organizations that support our work to create a thriving community. We couldn’t be successful without our amazing partners.

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

Herman Melville

News & Updates

June 18, 2021 in News

Community Ambassador Award goes to our own Briggen Wrinkle

Congratulations to Briggen on her Community Ambassador award, recognizing her innovative, impactful work in our region.
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June 16, 2021 in News

Community Concerts return to the Secret Garden in August

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May 19, 2021 in News

PRI Primer

How PRIs Work: A Basic Primer for Nonprofits PRI (Program-Related Investments), a low-interest loan, might be a good fit for your organization, especially if you have a project that requires…
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