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 depicts its mission in action and the people that are either touched by or dedicated to it. The Community Foundation will share the images to support local nonprofits and their inspiring work.

Community members will be invited to vote on Facebook and help select the winners. The winners will get free tickets to the Celebration of Philanthropy in May 2019. (First prize: 1 table of 8 seats / Second prize: 4 seats/ Third prize: 2 seats)

The top 12 images will be shared by the Community Foundation digitally and in print to highlight work by local nonprofits. Images may also be used on screen during the Foundation's Celebration of Philanthropy in May 2019 and in our communications materials  to encourage exposure our donor community to learn more about the selected nonprofits.

Proper credit will be given to organizations and their photographers.


  • Stock photos are not accepted. Photos must be taken locally and feature at least one person.
  • The organization must be located in northern or eastern Colorado in one of the communities served by the Foundation.
  • The organization must have permission from the photographer to use the image and allow the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to use images in communications materials.
  • A Community Foundation photo release form must be provided by the parent/guardian if subject is under 18 years of age.
    Download the photo release form here, and attach the completed form with your application.
  • Submitting organization must have a 501(c)3 designation.

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2018.