Endowment Management & Support

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Helping secure your financial future

Community First Foundation supports the long-term financial security of nonprofits by helping them establish and build endowments. We manage funds ranging in size for more than 120 nonprofits. Our Nonprofit Endowment Partners recognize that when they are building a permanent endowment they are also building a foundation for growth.

Tim Zeckser
Endowment Manager
Economies of Scale
Endowment funds are pooled to create economies of scale. This means lower investment fees that typically come only with very large funds.
Education & Training
Enjoy complimentary professional development in fundraising, board governance, endowment-building, marketing, and other nonprofit capacity skills.
Listings in Community First Foundation publications, press releases and web pages increase your organization's exposure.
Track Record
We are a leader in helping Denver-area nonprofits build endowment funds, from assessing readiness to fundraising.

Trusted Investment Management

Endowment Funds at Community First Foundation are guided by an investment strategy that targets steady asset growth while managing risk. Our Finance and Investment Committee and Board of Directors oversee policy-setting and management. Our Outsourced Chief Investment Officer executes strategies to achieve our investment goals. Fund management services include accounting, record keeping and grant distributions — relieving your board and staff of these responsibilities.

Build your fundraising expertise

We listen carefully to understand the support you need to build strong endowments. In addition to offering ongoing education, we’ve recently piloted an immersive, year-long fundraising program for our endowment partners called Jumpstart.

Grants to grow your endowment

Build an endowment at the Foundation and we’ll grant a 10% match for all endowments opened at $100,000 or higher. This opportunity is available for all eligible Colorado nonprofits. Contact us for more information and eligibility requirements.

Jeane Larkins, The Lowry Foundation
“There is huge value in what Community First Foundation provides in addition to endowment management. They have helped us help us achieve the financial stability critical to our success.”
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