Elevating Our Future

For more than 45 years, The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has been the local resource for philanthropy. We have worked to bring people and resources together, channel passion into action, and invest in solutions. But the Foundation has been called to do more.

The opportunities for major, regional impact are great. We have heard our fund holders, community leaders, and nonprofit partners loud and clear— the Foundation can play a deeper role to ensure the long-term wellbeing of Northern Colorado.

Community Champions

Northern Colorado faces many complex, regional issues no single entity can solve alone. If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that together, the people of Northern Colorado can accomplish amazing things.

Through the COVID-19 Response Fund—a partnership between the Community Foundation and United Way of Larimer County—65 nonprofit organizations received funding that allowed them to adapt programming and continue vital services in 2020.

The NoCo Fires Fund raised $750,000 to help mitigate the destruction caused by the severe 2020 wildfires—funding critical for watershed protection and environmental restoration for the benefit of all Northern Colorado.

Other large-scale, collaborative projects, like the revitalization of downtown Loveland through the Destination Downtown Loveland initiative, and the creation of Sky Corral Ranch, will improve the lives of Coloradans for years to come.

These are incredible demonstrations of the impact the Community Foundation can have on our region by working in collaboration with other community leaders and harnessing the generosity of Northern Colorado.

That’s where you come in.

The Community Foundation is focused on supporting our community’s evolving needs, and we are asking individuals, companies, and foundations to support our work as Community Champions. Your investment is critical in helping the Foundation address key community issues, respond to crises, and plan for our region’s future wellbeing. We simply couldn’t do this work without the contributions of donors like you. Please consider becoming a Community Champion today.

Community Champions Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BECOME A COMMUNITY CHAMPION?

    Northern Colorado faces complex regional issues no single entity can solve alone. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado recognizes the need for strong community partnerships and aligned action. To support the future of our community, the Foundation has worked to bring people and resources together to spark change, channel passion into action, and explore solutions.

    Community Champions make this work possible by investing in the future of the region by supporting the initiatives of the Foundation. Your investment activates the Foundation to address key community issues, respond to crises, and plan for our region’s future wellbeing. We simply couldn’t do this work without charitable gifts from donors like you.

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A COMMUNITY CHAMPION?

    Being a Community Champion means caring about the future of Northern Colorado, continuing your philanthropic journey, and contributing to results made possible by collective impact. Community Champions receive priority registration to events and will be recognized at events and in the annual impact report beginning in 2022 (distribution date of this report will be early 2023).

    All gifts to become a Community Champion are 100% tax deductible.

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE GIVING LEVELS?

    All Community Champions are critical to the success of the Foundation’s work on community initiatives. Please invest at a level that is meaningful to you and your family. No amount is too small to start making a difference. The Foundation pledges to use your investment for the betterment of our incredible communities.

  • CAN I USE MY DONOR ADVISED FUND OR IRA ROLLOVER TO BECOME A COMMUNITY CHAMPION?

    A grant from your donor advised fund is an excellent way to become a Community Champion. Simply designate a grant to the Community Champions fund from the donor portal. Alternatively, fund representatives may contact our philanthropic services team at (970) 224-3462 or [email protected] to direct a grant out of their fund.

    Becoming a Community Champion is a great way to use IRA qualified minimum distribution dollars to give charitably. Simply instruct your IRA administrator to make a gift to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and designate that gift to go toward “Community Champions”.

  • CAN MY ORGANIZATION BECOME A COMMUNITY CHAMPION?

    We encourage corporate partners to consider sponsoring the Celebration of Philanthropy which includes recognition at the corresponding Community Champion giving level. Sponsorship guarantees seats and prominent recognition at the Foundation’s flagship event. Corporate partners are welcome to become Community Champions if event sponsorship does not meet your organization’s philanthropic needs.

  • DOES THIS REPLACE THE HACH CENTER MEMBERSHIP?

    The Community Champions program replaces Hach Center memberships. The Foundation has a long history of providing community leadership. Taking a lead role in convening community members around key issues has always been a part of our work. In 2019, the Foundation branded this body of work the Hach Center for Regional Engagement.

    Over time, listening to community input, we learned the new brand caused confusion. People didn’t understand what it was, how it related back to the Foundation, and whether it was a “center” with a physical location. In addition, our Board determined our community leadership work is so vital, central, and core to the work of the Foundation, it didn’t make sense to be branded with a separate name.

    The Foundation’s community leadership work will continue to be a core service and strategic priority – just without the brand name of Hach Center. While there are many ways to work with the Foundation, becoming a Community Champion means your gift is unrestricted and able to meet the greatest needs of our region.

  • IS THIS AN ANNUAL RENEWAL GIFT OR A ONE-TIME GIFT?

    The challenges and opportunities facing Northern Colorado are ongoing and evolving. Please consider including a Community Champion investment in your annual charitable giving.

  • Please contact Development Officer, Catherine Bucholz, at [email protected] or (970) 825-5792 with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

    Community Champions
    Current Champions

    Lifetime Circle
    Bruce and Muriel Hach
    Bouchard Family Fund
    Anonymous

    President’s Circle
    Newendorp Family Charitable Foundation Fund

    Visionary Circle
    Eastern Colorado Cornerstone Fund

    Catalyst Circle
    Dudzinski Family Fund

    Partners Circle 
    Claire Bouchard and Tom Hilbert
    Robin Cavill
    Ann Hutchison
    Michael Merriman Family Giving Fund

    Friends Circle
    Cecil and Kay Gutierrez
    James Hamilton
    Lorraine Seger

    Inaugural Community Champions
    2021-2022

    Kathleen Antony
    Avant Garde Aleworks
    Bank of Colorado
    Wendy Banks
    Tom and Bekah Behr
    Brian Beinlich
    Bernard Birnbaum
    BizWest
    Scott Black
    Boggess Family Foundation
    Bohemian Foundation
    Bolder Events
    Bouchard Family Fund
    Claire Bouchard and Tom Hilbert
    Denise and Mark Bretting
    Catherine Bucholz
    Scott Budny
    Frank and Dot Cada
    Trina Caligari
    Charles Campbell
    Ken and Joy Campbell
    John & Cindy Chapdelaine
    Clear Image Media
    Coan, Payton & Payne
    Colina Foundation
    Connecting Point
    Anita Conner
    Joanne Curry
    Laurie Davis
    Dellenbach Motors
    Dohn Construction
    Jennifer Dossett
    Driscoll Family Fund
    Dudzinski Family Fund
    Edwards Family Fund
    Theresa Edwards
    Eide Bailly
    El Pomar Foundation
    Ella Fahrlander
    Bill Farr
    First Western Trust
    FirstBank
    FNBO
    Forney Industries
    Christine Frey
    Lynne & Martin Gerber
    Linda Gonzales
    Cecil & Kay Gutierrez
    Bruce and Muriel Hach
    Lynn and Norman Hammond
    Greg and Debbie Hammons
    Craig Hansel
    Jim & Twila Hendrix
    HUB International Limited
    Chris and Diana Hutchinson
    Carolyn Hutchinson
    Doug Hutchinson
    Jackson Family Fund
    Steve Joyce
    Denise and Patrick Juliana
    K-Lynn Cameron & Bob Keller
    Barb and Kurt Knierim
    Emily Land
    Scott and Carolyn Larrabee
    Susan Larson
    Chuck Levine
    The Light Center
    Loveland Housing Authority
    Steve & Diane McAuley
    Elizabeth Messerli
    Joshua Miller
    John H. and Linda M. Monum
    Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Moore
    Cathy Morgan
    Mueller Pye and Associates CPA
    Randy Myers
    NAI Affinity
    Nellis-Williams Fund
    Larry Newell
    Newendorp Family Charitable Foundation Fund
    Kay and David Norris
    Odell Brewing
    OtterCares Foundation
    Chris Otto
    Palmer Flowers
    Andy and Suzanne Peterson Family Fund
    Elizabeth Peterson
    Jim & Patricia Pickering
    Plante Moran
    Laura Quattrini
    Patricia DeAngelis Ratner
    Rhys Christensen
    Richard Rosenblatt
    Tom Satter
    Cathy & Richard Schott
    Serimus Foundation
    Sethre Family Fund
    Bob and Ginger Shearer
    Kurt & Joanna Spieler
    Randy and Nita Starr
    Nicole Staudinger
    David Steinke
    Lise Thomas
    Kristin & John Todd
    Marla and Rocci Trumper
    Rosemary Wheeler
    J.S. Wyllie Family Fund
    Zwetzig Family Fund