Our hard working team is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and programs that get more people involved, inspire philanthropy and power community.

We are a team dedicated to sharing big ideas and visions, innovative strategies and hard work. We love being part of an organization that is creating tangible change.

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Noah Atencio

Vice President of Community Impact

720.898.5931

Noah Atencio

Vice President of Community Impact

"I care about the general well-being of my community and the power of mutual aid." 

720.898.5931
natencio@CommunityFirstFoundation.org


Noah joined the Foundation in June 2014 as vice president of Community Impact. He brings more than 18 years of grantmaking and program development experience to his role of overseeing the deployment of the Foundation's grantmaking resources. Previously he served in leadership positions at the Daniels Fund and El Pomar Foundation. Noah has also served on numerous commissions and held advisory roles on issues related to early childhood, homelessness and substance abuse. A student of leadership, he is a proud alumnus of the President's Leadership Class at the University of Colorado - Boulder, the El Pomar Fellowship in Community Service, Leadership Jeffco and, more recently, the Latino Leadership Institute.

Noah is a native Coloradan and grew up in Westminster. He holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Community Participation:

  • Colorado Office of Early Childhood - Early Childhood Mental Health Finance Working Group, member
  • Pueblo Opportunity Fund, donor-advised fund trustee
  • Denver Drug Strategy Commission, past mayor-appointed commissioner
  • Tedx Mile High Conference, past community advisory member
  • Community Resource Center, past board member
  • Denver Young Nonprofits Professional Network, past board member
  • Denver’s Road Home – past 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, Resource Allocation Committee member

Kelly Degering

Community Impact/Data Administrative Asst.

720.898.5935

Kelly Degering

Community Impact/Data Administrative Asst.

“I care about environmental sustainability, civil liberties, and cultivating mental wellness.”


720.898.5935
kdegering@CommunityFirstFoundation.org

Kelly joined Community First Foundation in May 2014, bringing with her years of experience in administration and customer service. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Italian from the University of Colorado/Boulder.

Community Participation:

Kelly's interests include social services, poverty alleviation, the environment and human rights.

  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (2016 - present)
  • Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, clerical volunteer, 2014
  • Food Bank of the Rockies, office volunteer, 2014

 

 

Jennifer Griffis

Program Associate

720.898.5907

Jennifer Griffis

Program Associate

"I care about improving communities in which we all exist and strengthening our connections to one another."

720.898.5907
jgriffis@CommunityFirstFoundation.org

Jennifer joined Community First Foundation in April 2013 as the Grants and Gifts Coordinator and is now a Program Associate in the Community Impact department. Jennifer is pursuing her Master's of Nonprofit Management at Regis University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Community Participation:

  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Denver, member (2015 - present)
  • Young Professionals, Project C.U.R.E. board member (2014 - 2016)
  • West Chamber Young Professionals, member (2014)
  • Suicide Intervention Specialist (2012-2013)