We find smart, innovative ways to strengthen our community.

Community First Foundation’s programs build strong community by strengthening nonprofits, inspiring philanthropy and promoting mental wellness. We are grateful for the passion of the people and organizations we join forces with every day to achieve these goals.

Highlights of community impact include:

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Extraordinary generosity on Colorado Gives Day 2015 resulted in $28.5 million raised for Colorado nonprofits.
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Nonprofit Endowment Partners

Nearly 100 nonprofits have established endowment funds at Community First Foundation and entrust us with their stewardship. We manage funds ranging in size from $25,000 to millions of dollars to help fulfill an organization’s charitable cause.
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Our support of the following programs will have a lasting impact. These are just two examples of our commitment to improve lives and brighten futures in our community.

  • A recent grant to The Action Center is helping to improve how the agency responds to basic human needs and promotes pathways to self-sufficiency. The grant is also helping The Action Center expand its existing food, clothing, shelter and financial services to serve more people in need.
  • A $1 million grant towards Red Rocks Community College’s $22.5 million campaign will triple the size of its Arvada campus and cluster all of its health professionals programs in one place. The larger campus will expand access to high demand degree and certificate programs in health and wellness.

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