We are passionate about the power of community.

At Community First Foundation, our name says it all. Since 1975, we have 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.

We Join Forces.

We help fuel positive change by uniting the power of many. We sparked the state’s largest community giving movement – Colorado Gives Day – and strive to help the community work together for the good of all.
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We Support the Do-ers.

We find innovative and collaborative ways to strengthen nonprofits. After all, they are the heart and soul of the change we seek. We work side-by-side to offer connections, tools, resources and education to help them focus on their mission.
How we help power nonprofits >

We Inspire the Givers.

We engage people to be a positive force for change. We want it to feel good to do good – so that one do-gooder will bring along another – and so on, and so on, and so on.
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We Bring the Good Together.

When it comes to doing big things in our community, we say the more the merrier. We foster partnerships and work collaboratively with individuals, organizations and other foundations to address community challenges in new ways.
How we are powering mental wellness >

We Wear our Heart, and our Credentials, on our Sleeve.

The National Standards seal by our name is official confirmation from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® (PDF) that we have met the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. It demonstrates our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as we carry out our mission.

Meeting the rigorous standards for National Standards accreditation is not mandatory. It represents our commitment to go above and beyond federal and state law requirements of community foundations.

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