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 A Great Start to a Great Year

January 2017 was another wonderful month in Northern Colorado. The Foundation’s heart has always been and will always be in serving our community. We are thankful for the opportunity to walk alongside generous volunteers on initiatives that continue to transform our community and improve the lives of those who live in this beautiful place.

Ray Caraway


 Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Sponsorship Available  

One of our favorite times of the year is when we gather passionate Northern Colorado residents to celebrate philanthropy! The Annual Celebration of Philanthropy is made possible by our generous sponsors.

Registration is now available, and we encourage you to sponsor a table for yourself and seven of your colleagues, staff, or friends.

This incredible evening will honor businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who are transforming our communities through their generosity. We will also enjoy an inspirational keynote speaker, Erik Weihenmayer. Erik was the first blind man in the world to summit the world’s seven tallest peaks, has been featured on Oprah and won awards from ESPN, National Geographic, and others.  

Join us May 11 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland by registering as a sponsor, and gather with us as a community to celebrate and encourage greater giving. 

Click here for more information on Annual Celebration of Philanthropy sponsorship levels.

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 Congratulations to our Donor Engagement Award Recipients! 

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Congratulations to The Matthews House and W.O.L.F. on receiving the 2016 Donor Engagement Awards!

There were 159 participating Larimer County nonprofits who participated in Colorado Gives Day in December and together $1,491,344 was raised!  Nonprofits who participated in Colorado Gives Day were eligible to apply to receive a Donor Engagement Award.

This year, we awarded $2,000 Donor Engagement Awards to encourage Nonprofits to grow their donor base and retain current donors. Stay tuned for an interview with a representative from W.O.L.F. and The Matthews House discussing their specific Colorado Gives donor retention strategies. 

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 2016 Annual Report Available 

Annual Report 2016 Cover 2016 was another incredible year in philanthropy in Northern Colorado. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation distributed $5.8 million in grants & programs to charitable organizations and causes. 

As the Foundation grows, we are better positioned to support our community. In 2017, look for exciting updates on the Sky Corral Ranch, the Eastern Colorado Community Fund, and local philanthropy here in Larimer County.

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 Thank You for Attending the 2017 Investment Performance Briefing 

The 2017 Investment Performance Briefing was a success! Thank you to Kurt Spieler, Charlie Bouchard, and Bill Lively for speaking at our 2017 Investment Performance Briefing. Thank you to those who attended. Kurt’s slides from the investment performance presentation can be found here.

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Welcome to Our Staff! 

Our team at the Community Foundation is growing! Our priority is to serve Northern Colorado with excellence and our new team members will help us to do just that. Next time you are in our office, take a minute to say hello to the newest members of our team Catharine and Katie.

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Catharine acts as the Foundation's "hospitality ambassador" by welcoming guests, managing all building-related functions, and overseeing the internship program. She supports the entire staff by serving as an encourager, promoting trust, and demonstrating integrity and leadership. Catharine has diverse experience giving her exceptional talent when working closely with people.

katie Katie Romburg 

Katie furthers the Foundation’s mission and achieves organizational goals related to accounting and donor services by overseeing the daily accounting functions. She ensures that the foundation meets its financial obligations in a timely manner and that it complies with generally accepted accounting principles and meets audit standards. Katie and her husband recently moved back to Colorado from Seattle. 

 New Community Foundation Website! 

You may have noticed that the Community Foundation recently unveiled a new website design. One of the primary goals of the redesign project was to make the site responsive to screens of all sizes. We encourage you to take a look and create a new bookmark for

If you are experiencing challenges with the online portal, please contact Roxanne so a member of our Donor Services team can walk through those items with you as quickly as possible. We’re here to be of service, and we hope you’ll call on us at any time.

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 Contact Your Community Foundation Staff 

The Community Foundation provides a trusted, local platform that enables people to give more effectively and to think strategically and creatively about the future of our community.

Click here to learn more about our staff and the ways we can help you achieve your charitable goals. 
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