What is the Community First Foundation?
Community First Foundation’s (CFF) vision is to help people in the community to thrive through the power of philanthropy. CFF has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together for 40 years and is proud to offer various Colorado nonprofits a unique and highly engaging way to increase its donations, connect with supporters, and spread the word about their mission and work.
What is ColoradoGives.org?
Made possible by CFF 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. More than $117 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits through ColoradoGives.org since 2007. ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring the missions, programs, and finances of more than 1,700 Colorado nonprofits.
The Colorado Women’s Education Foundation’s (CWEF) online profile was screened by CFF to ensure specific standards of transparency and that it is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the Colorado Secretary of State and is in good standing. Donations to CWEF are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.
What is ColoradoGives Day?
ColoradoGives.org and its signature giving day – Colorado Gives Day – make fundraising simple for CWEF and easy and rewarding for our donors. Be a part of the largest one-day giving movements in the country. Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen their community by helping to power nonprofits working in a variety of areas. CFF and FirstBank partner to make this day truly transformative for givers, nonprofits, and the community as a whole. In 2014, a $1 million Incentive Fund was created for ColoradoGives Day. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on ColoradoGives Day received a portion of this incentive fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated. ColoradoGives Day has grown to be the state’s largest one-day online giving event, raising a total of $58.1 million since it began in 2010.