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 M. Atencio
Vice President of
Community Impact

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 in the newly-created position of Vice President of Community Impact. He comes to the Foundation from the Daniels Fund, where for eight years he served as assistant vice president of the grants program. In that role, he managed a portfolio of grants in areas defined by Bill Daniels: aging, alcoholism & substance abuse, amateur sports, early childhood education, K-12 education reform, ethics & integrity in education, homeless and disadvantaged, and youth development. He has also held leadership positions with El Pomar Foundation and the University of Southern Colorado.

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:

  • Denver Drug Strategy Commission, mayor appointed commissioner
  • Pueblo Opportunity Fund, donor advised fund trustee
  • Tedx Mile High Conference, community advisory member
  • Community Resource Center, board member
  • Denver Young Nonprofits Professional Network, board member
  • Denver’s Road Home – 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, Resource Allocation Committee member

In 2008, Noah was honored as one of Denver’s top young business leaders in 40 Under 40, a program of the Denver Business Journal.

Jennifer Griffis
Program Associate

Program Associate

“I care about global health care, mental health, and crisis intervention.”

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:

Jennifer’s interests include education, mental health and health awareness.

  • Young Professionals Board Member of Project C.U.R.E. (2014 – present)
  • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Denver, member (2015 – present)
  • West Chamber Young Professionals, member (2014)
  • Suicide Intervention Specialist (2012-2013)
Kelly Degering
Administrative Assistant

Program Associate

“I care about global health care, mental health, and crisis intervention.”

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:

Jennifer’s interests include education, mental health and health awareness.

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