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Community Foundation's updated vision, mission, and core values lead northern and eastern Colorado
Downtown Loveland celebrates progress
Water Literate Leaders welcomes second class
Heartfelt: nonprofit photo competition
Job opening: Office Coordinator
Upcoming events

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Community Foundation’s updated vision, mission, and core values lead the region

Clarity of vision is essential for any organization.

Carmine Gallo, author of Talk Like Ted and Five Stars, tells us that in the twenty-first century knowledge economy, having a crystal-clear vision and the ability to articulate it successfully is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity.  The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s new strategic plan reflects an understanding of just how important it is to inspire and unify the communities we serve, as well as bring people together to rally around innovative approaches to long-standing community issues.   

With 500 charitable funds, $110 million in assets, and distributing over $12 million into our communities during last fiscal year, the Community Foundation is better positioned than ever to impact the communities we serve. The core values of the Foundation continue to be focused on serving our donors, honoring their charitable wishes, and providing a platform for nonpartisan civic leadership.   


Downtown Loveland celebrates progress

Former mayor of Pittsburgh praises Loveland's successes but says it can't rest on its laurels.

Over 200 civic leaders, members of the business community, and interested citizens recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Destination Downtown Loveland in the updated Rialto Theater, one of the first public-private-philanthropic projects that resulted from the inaugural Destination Downtown Loveland in 2008.

Keynote speaker, former Pittsburgh mayor Tom Murphy, gave examples of cities close or similar to Loveland's size that found dramatic success rebuilding or protecting their downtowns.

Murphy cited how companies such as Caterpillar, Motorola, McDonald's, and GE all have moved their headquarters from comfortable suburban settings – with acres of parking – into downtown buildings with virtually no parking. "Why are they all doing that? They're chasing talent," he said. They're chasing the young people that are driving our economy, who are choosing to live in a very different way than people chose to live 10 or 15 years ago.  "How do you work in a very intentional way to grow a city that attracts talent? Because talent's what's driving the economy of communities all over the world."

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 View event pictures  |  View the feature video  |  2008 and 2013 Event Video Archive

Water Literate Leaders welcomes second class

Water is emerging as one of the most complex and controversial subjects to be addressed in the 21st century. To help Northern Colorado develop a new generation of water literate leaders, the Colorado Water Institute, a program of Colorado State University, and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, launched the non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program in 2017. The initiative facilitates interaction and dialogue with regional water leaders to get an inside view of complex issues affecting Northern Colorado’s water future.

Join us in welcoming the class of 2018-2019, a colloquium of emerging leaders from Northern Colorado’s communities. Its 21 members were chosen from almost 50 applicants. We are thankful that these individuals are willing to give of their time, their energy, and their leadership to help our communities make educated, sound decisions about water.

Heartfelt: nonprofit Photo competition

Philanthropy is about the love of humanity. We invite nonprofits that are located in Northern or Eastern Colorado to submit a heartfelt photo that best depicts its mission in action, and the people that are either touched by or dedicated to it. The Community Foundation will then share the images to support of local nonprofits and the important work that these do. Finalists will be featured in the Annual Report as well as during the 2019 Celebration of Philanthropy with credit to the submitting organization and their photographers.

Community members will be invited to vote on their favorites this fall on Facebook. Finalists will receive free tickets to the Celebration of Philanthropy on May 2, 2019, as well as valuable marketing exposure to the community. Click here to learn more and to submit your photo.

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The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is seeking an Office Coordinator to join its collaborative, dynamic, and innovative team. This full-time staff member serves as the Foundation’s “hospitality ambassador” by welcoming guests, managing building-related functions, overseeing the internship program, and providing administrative support. Click here for a full job description.


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Upcoming events:


Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30, 1545 Lake Drive, Loveland, CO
Be on the active roster of generous community-minded Lovelanders! More info



Tuesday, October 30, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Block One, 428 Linden Street, Old Town Fort Collins
Join us for a market update and educational session on strategic giving post tax reform to learn what these trends mean for you. More info



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In recent news:

Senior volunteer coordination service to launch this fall. Read more
Staff members celebrating anniversaries at Project Self-Sufficiency. Read more

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