Making Good Happen

Community First Foundation has been connecting donors and innovative Colorado nonprofits since 1975. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and endowments, and together, build resilient and connected communities. Our work is rooted in radical listening and a commitment to equity and inclusion. Our mission is to connect ideas, people and nonprofits so that Jefferson County is thriving. We also created and manage Colorado Gives Day and that platform it runs on!

We make good happen in three ways.

  • We help donors and businesses across the state with giving
  • We provide grants and support community building in Jeffco
  • We are the creators of ColoradoGives.org and Colorado Gives Day.
Our Strategic Framework
Our Jefferson County Focus
Essential Needs
We are working towards better access to food, housing, safety and health care (physical, dental and mental) for Jeffco.
Resilient and Connected Neighborhoods
We support community-driven and initiated projects that make neighborhoods safe, welcoming, fun and inclusive.
Civic Engagement
We support efforts that promote quality of life, community engagement and leadership, and civil discourse.
Economic Prosperity
We support efforts that help our neighbors get and keep, and even create good-paying jobs.
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Nonprofit Capacity Building

We find innovative and collaborative ways to strengthen nonprofits. After all, they are the heart and soul of the change we seek. From managing endowments to offering free meeting space, we are committed to a thriving nonprofit sector.

How we support nonprofits
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Online Giving

ColoradoGives.org provides many ways to support charitable work, ranging from fundraising pages for your favorite nonprofit to full-scale employee giving and engagement programs. The online tool also supports DAF Giving Cards, IRA Giving Cards and corporate gift options, making it easy to put action to your passions.

Support your favorite nonprofit
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Collaborative Grantmaking

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

Learn about our grantmaking
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Connecting Donors and Nonprofits

To achieve the extraordinary, we need people, organizations and resources that are activated to create real and lasting change. We need partners with a bias towards creative, community-driven solutions that are not afraid to innovate and try new things.

Learn how you can give
Learn More About Us
Our History
We have been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together for more than 40 years.
Our Financials
We are committed to investing gifts wisely and responsibly distributing those resources back into the Colorado community.
Reports & Resources
View highlights and findings from our yearly reports.
Awards & Sponsorships
We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for positive change. View some of our honors and awards.
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