Northern Colorado faces far-reaching challenges that will influence the future of our region. Successfully navigating these issues will require a shared vision, collaborative funding, and committed individuals and organizations. The Hach Center for Regional Engagement represents the diverse citizens of Larimer and Weld counties and will be driven by the desire to preserve the enviable quality of life we enjoy today for future generations.

WHAT

To expand the Community Foundation's framework for community collaboration and engagement.

With effective leadership, the inclusive Hach Center welcomes diverse opinions to inspire and unify people to explore community concerns and implement solutions. 

WHY

To vision and positively shape the future of Northern Colorado.

Great things do not happen by accident. Citizens cooperating to provide leadership is an essential ingredient for community progress, whether it's a public-private-philanthropic partnership to create an economic development initiative or to establish a new community resource.

HOW

The Hach Center is a convener for Northern Colorado citizens to collaborate and lead visionary community development for our region.

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history

In the 1970s, a group in Fort Collins formed “Designing Tomorrow Today”— an effort to generate ideas and build support for community initiatives, which gave rise to what is now the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

The Foundation operates in two distinct spaces: donor services and community engagement. Donor services is a self-sustaining role while community engagement requires ongoing investment. Foundation staff and volunteers carry out these dual roles while serving our region on a range of important initiatives encompassed by the Hach Center for Regional Engagement.

Bruce and Muriel Hach embrace the power of collaboration to envision a better future. These engaged community members honored their commitment to future generations with a generous endowment that establishes the Hach Center as a permanent resource that will support current and future projects.


Why

To vision and positively shape the future of Northern Colorado.

Connecting people to create great things doesn’t happen by accident. In the 19th century, the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville observed the unique quality of Americans to band together to help their neighbors and improve their communities. The Hach Center is driven by that same spirit of cooperation for community progress. Composed of public sector, private sector, and philanthropic members, the Hach Center will be a forum for Northern Colorado citizens to bring their opinions – from ideas for visionary initiatives to identifying needs for new community resources.

 

What

To expand the Community Foundation’s framework for community collaboration and engagement.

Connecting people: Collaboration generates creative ideas. And with effective leadership, the inclusive Hach Center welcomes diverse opinions to inspire and unify people to explore community concerns and implement solutions. 

An innovative framework for community collaboration: Platforms such as Uber, Airbnb, and GoFundMe have revolutionized entire industries and shown that providing a framework for simple, yet powerful, connections can lead to dramatic impact. The Hach Center can provide our region with a powerful mechanism to bring together people, ideas, and resources.

 

how

The Hach Center is a convener for Northern Colorado citizens to collaborate and lead visionary community development for our region.

Initiatives: Recruit new people and resources as our region grows, which will result in synergistic ways to complete creative initiatives. Projects already underway such as the Regional Leadership Initiative, Water Literate Leaders, Destination Downtown Loveland, CiviCO Academy – and the recently completed Sky Corral Ranch – now fit under the umbrella of the Hach Center.

Events: Host events and speakers designed to inspire and unify our region. By partnering with the Hach Center, you will connect with like-minded individuals and contribute your talents and resources to community initiatives.

Partnerships: Cultivate community partnerships to maximize regional impact.

Vision:  Mobilize intellectual property and financial resources to help our fast-growing region prepare for the future.

Planning: Ensure that the future of Northern Colorado is shaped by informed leadership, thoughtful planning, and genuine-relationship building. Great communities require great intentionality.

The Hach Center is a platform for community impact.
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Current Projects

Regional Leadership Initiative: Building Unity
The Regional Leadership Initiative convenes Northern Colorado mayors, mayors pro tem, and city managers to focus on bold ideas for the region.

Water Literate Leaders: Educating & Inspiring Decision Makers
The Colorado Water Center at CSU facilitates this nine-month program, in cooperation with the Hach Center, that empowers students to examine the nuances of water - a controversial subject for our region where awareness of multiple viewpoints and complexities is critical for good decision-making.

Destination Downtown Loveland: Energizing Downtown Revitilization
Destination Downtown Loveland is a cross-sector initiative that brings together national experts and invested citizens to inspire action for the development of downtown Loveland.

Sky Corral Ranch: A place for connecting
Sky Corral Ranch gives members of our community – from youth groups to businesses to nonprofit organizations – a place to grow together and connect with the backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

CiviCO Leadership Academy: Building a Statewide Community of Leaders
The CiviCO Leadership Academy is a nine-month leadership journey that challenges high-potential and established professionals from different sectors across Colorado to think bigger, look deeper, and transform their leadership skills.

 

ENGAGEMENT levels

Leave your mark

Shape the future.

Your membership goes far beyond a financial contribution. It is a commitment to Northern Colorado and its future. Your support will help make transformative projects, initiatives, and programs possible.

Collaborate with invested-community leaders and generous donors to catalyze, convene, and strategically complete impactful community projects.

Together, we can create a bright future for Northern Colorado.

When you become a member of the Hach Center, you become a part of the community that is creating a shared vision, building collaborative partnerships, and committing to the development of the region.

Member benefits also include participating in the Hach Center projects, programs, and events, and recognition in promotional materials. Members will help steer and develop the direction of initiatives that come from the Hach Center.

Members of the Hach Center have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in dynamic, professionally facilitated discussions on community issues and share personal insights
  • Connect and build meaningful relationships with public, private, and nonprofit leaders
  • Support and mentor Northern Colorado’s next generation of leaders
  • Join in discussion groups around relevant publications
  • Contribute to the Hach Center Report — a publication from our members to the community
  • Attend presentations by nationally known thought leaders

Membership dues provide sustainable funding for current and future initiatives of the Hach Center.

Hach Leadership Circle
$20,000

Visionaries
$10,000

Corporate Partners
$5,000

Individual Champions
Individuals - $2,500
Couples - $4,000

Emerging Leaders (Under 40)
Individuals - $750
Couples - $1,200

 

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making all donations tax-exempt. Checks should be made payable to “The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado” with “Hach Center” in the memo line. If you have a fund with the Foundation, your donation or membership dues for the Hach Center can be made from a Donor Advised fund. Please note that all donations are non-refundable.