The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County: community catalyst
For 25 years, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County has been a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs – fires, floods and more – and anticipating future challenges. As a collaborator and a convener, the foundation inspires ideas, ignites action and mobilizes resources to improve the quality of life for everyone in Boulder County.
Since its founding in 1991, The Community Foundation has granted more than $68.9 million to nonprofits – in Boulder County and beyond – focused on animals and the environment, arts and culture, basic needs, children and youth, civic engagement, education, and health and human services. The foundation looks to community-minded nonprofits to help lead the way toward greater responsiveness – when and where the needs are most urgent.
Several competitive grant cycles support diverse local needs and opportunities – from enhancing the lives of vulnerable veterans and members of our LGBTQ community to promoting civic engagement among youth, and advancing inclusivity and creating greater opportunities for Boulder County Latinos. Learn more about funding opportunities at commfound.org/nonprof/grantopportunities.php
Data and information
The Community Foundation’s biennial TRENDS Report drives the foundation’s leadership initiatives and community partnerships. TRENDS tracks community data that informs nonprofits, businesses, community members and local leaders about the realities of living and working in Boulder County. Donors also rely on the foundation’s rigorous research and ongoing data gathering to make informed decisions about smart, meaningful philanthropy and to help realize their giving goals.
25 years and counting
To celebrate the foundation’s anniversary and honor the pending retirement of its President, Josie Heath, The Community Foundation launched its 25th Anniversary Fund in July 2016. During Heath’s 21-year tenure, the foundation established several other permanent endowments, as well as Leadership Fellows Boulder County – a joint program with the Boulder Chamber that connects emerging local leaders who want to make a difference; additionally, the foundation’s trailblazing Entrepreneurs Foundation has since returned more than $5 million to the community.
Donate to the 25th Anniversary Fund to sustain the crucial, forward-thinking work of The Community Foundation into the next quarter-century, including its deepening commitment to early childhood education and more; or, explore other giving opportunities at commfound.givecorps.com. And for general information about The Community Foundation’s grantmaking, impact and vision for a better Boulder County, visit commfound.org.