EIN 51-0157964

Colorado Gives Foundation

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At Community First Foundation, their name says it all. Since 1975, they have been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. They serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. They are proud to use their energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across their state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs.
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Community First Foundation
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Program areas at Colorado Gives Foundation

Colorado Gives Foundation has been connecting donors and innovative Colorado nonprofits since 1975. As the community Foundation serving jefferson county (jeffco), Colorado, we are committed to activating ideas, people and resources so that all jeffco communities have the opportunity to thrive. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and resources, and together, build resilient and connected communities. Our work is rooted in radical listening and a committment to equity and inclusion. The Foundation also presents coloradogives.org, a year-round giving website featuring more than 3,300 nonprofits. Continued on sch o.coloradogives.org powers Colorado Gives day, an annual statewide movement to increase online giving. The Foundation is a leader in strengthening the nonprofit sector. We also provide local nonprofits with free-of-charge meeting space. Our free meeting space remained closed in 2020 & 2021 due to the covid pandemic but reopened at the end of 2022.

Grants made by Colorado Gives Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder CountyGeneral Purpose$5,829,603
VitalantGeneral Purpose$4,518,592
SCL HealthGeneral Purpose$2,377,348
...and 989 more grants made totalling $81,000,915

Who funds Colorado Gives Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$155,981
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$127,708
Johnson Foundation of the RockiesJohnson Foundation of the Rockies Fund$127,352
...and 44 more grants received totalling $1,036,104

Personnel at Colorado Gives Foundation

Kelly DunkinPresident and Chief Executive Officer$322,479
Kenneth R. KirwinChief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer$269,381
Jessica HannerBoard Member
Erica ThornleyVice President of Product Development , Coloradogives$175,762
Ghazal VaghediVice President Business Development and Community Engagement$168,991
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for Colorado Gives Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$85,946,207
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$6,146,806
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,741,180
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,905,453
Total revenues$96,739,646

Form 990s for Colorado Gives Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-02990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-27990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

Organizations like Colorado Gives Foundation

Greater Washington Community FoundationWashington, DC$244,699,070
San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)San Francisco, CA$297,436,709
The Philadelphia Foundation (PF)Philadelphia, PA$80,318,312
The Denver FoundationDenver, CO$137,620,038
New York Community TrustNew York, NY$314,675,691
Community Foundation of New JerseyMorristown, NJ$153,275,906
The San Diego FoundationSan Diego, CA$283,565,373
Seattle FoundationSeattle, WA$159,592,537
The Winston-Salem FoundationWinstonsalem, NC$62,200,081
Tulsa Community FoundationTulsa, OK$238,011,217
Data update history
December 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 24, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $100,000 from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $35,250 from Caring for Denver
July 20, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
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General information
5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
Metro area
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Jefferson County, CO
Website URL
(720) 898-5900
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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