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Colorado Gives Day is One Month Away; Beat the Rush and Schedule your Donations Now

ARVADA, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2014) – Colorado Gives Day – an annual statewide initiative to celebrate and promote philanthropy through online giving – is just one month away, but you can beat the rush and schedule your donations today.

Donors may choose their favorite nonprofits and set up their Colorado Gives Day gifts now through ColoradoGives.org, the year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,500 charities and the official website for Colorado Gives Day. The scheduled donations will process on Dec. 9 during Colorado Gives Day.

Community First Foundation and FirstBank have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day since 2010. Colorado Gives Day unites Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits and educates communities on the benefits of online giving by making fundraising simple for nonprofits and easy for donors.

Colorado Gives Day is one of the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Now in its fifth year, the initiative has distributed $58.1 million to Colorado nonprofits ($8.7 million in 2010, $12.8 million in 2011, $15.7 million in 2012 and $20.9 million in 2013).

For the first time, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. The fund was created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank to motivate donors to give on Dec. 9.  Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

About ColoradoGives.org
ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly more than1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

About Community First Foundation

For nearly 40 years, Community First Foundation has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together. We offer financial support and educational opportunities to strengthen nonprofits. We also fund community programs, inspire philanthropy and assist individuals and businesses with charitable giving. ColoradoGives.org, our year-round, online giving website, has raised more than $81 million for Colorado nonprofits since 2007. We are the proud recipient of the 2013 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Outstanding Foundation award. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.

About FirstBank
FirstBank operates more than 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 650,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $45 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit efirstbank.com.