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Community First Foundation Recognizes 2016 Community Foundation Week

ARVADA, Colo.  (November 14, 2016) – During the week of November 12-18, 2016, Community First Foundation joins more than 780 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities.

For 25 years, Community Foundation Week has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

Community foundations impact lives, solve problems, and improve futures. As many residents grapple with limited resources and a growing need for services, community foundations are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions for some of our most challenging social problems.

Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues.

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.

About Community First Foundation

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs.