Guidelines for Communicating Grants from Community First Foundation

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Congratulations! We're pleased to provide a grant to your organization and encourage you to share the news of this grant to raise awareness of the valuable work you are doing in the community. These guidelines help ensure consistency and accuracy in your communications as you share your participation in these programs. Please feel free to contact our office for further assistance.


Beth McConkey, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, 720.898.5919

Cindy Matthews, Marketing and Communications Manager
cmatthews@Community First, 720.898.5909

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Publicity, Advertising & Promotion

We welcome the opportunity to review for accuracy the materials you plan to share about your grant (e.g., ads, programs, flyers, brochures, website copy). If your organization intends to publicize its grant from Community First Foundation with a news release, newsletter article, brochure or any other form of printed or online communication, please share your drafts prior to release, publication or posting. Our intent is to ensure accuracy in the purpose of the grant and use of our name and logo only. We welcome the opportunity to share your success stories on our website, in print materials, and with media outlets.

Please email materials to Cindy Matthews, Marketing & Communication Manager, for review at

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