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 is rolling out a delicious new partnership with the Durango Wine Experience, and we are ready to uncork a fabulous event May 6 – 8, 2022.

We are excited gather in person once again next spring. Cheers to our resilient 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

December 1, 2021 in News

Giving Guidebook for Year-End Donations

It's the season of giving! Please utilize our e-brochure Giving Guidebook to learn more about the year-end needs of nonprofits across Southwest Colorado. Give Where You Live and make your…
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November 9, 2021 in News

Scheduled Donations for SW Colorado Gives Day Begin Nov. 1

Online Platform Accepting Donations Beginning November 1 to Support Local Charities October 28, 2021 -- The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado spearheads a regional effort to promote local participation in…
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October 4, 2021 in News

De-Constructing Ableism Training Nov. 9

There is no cost for this event. Register here to receive the link.
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