Community First Foundation has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together for more than 40 years.

We are proud of our beginnings and the many ways we have grown and expanded over the years to serve our community.

We were founded in 1975 as Lutheran Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of Lutheran Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital supporting Denver’s west side.

Over the years, our name  changed and our geographic focus expanded to respond to community need and help 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.

As we look to the future, we take our position as a leading Colorado community foundation seriously. This makes us more determined than ever to bring community partners together and find real solutions for some of our most challenging social problems.

Learn how we are honoring our heritage in Jefferson County.