The 2021 Sterling Community Fund Gala was held on Saturday, September 25.

View photos from the event photobooth here.

Thank you to the attendees, sponsors. and generous donors who helped make the gala an astounding success, raising approximately $430,000! These funds will be added to the Sterling Community Fund at the Community Foundation, benefiting the Sterling and Logan County communities.

Save the Date for next year’s Sterling Community Fund gala on September 10, 2022.

The Sterling Community Fund is an endowment created by local residents to provide a sustainable funding source for projects that make Logan County a more attractive place to live, raise a family, establish a business, and retire.

Projects may include amenities that play a key role in attracting people and industry to the area. Examples include a community center, children’s splash park, expanded hiking/ biking trails, green space, and public displays of art. Funding such projects would not be possible without charitable support. Distributions from the fund may also be used as matching funds to encourage private donations to specific projects or leveraged as matching funds for external grants received by the city or county.

A committee of seven community members will determine what projects are funded. Public input is welcome.

The SCF Committee’s initial goal is to raise $2 – $3 million, which will produce more than $100,000 each year for local projects. Over time, the Fund will have a greater impact as it grows through donations and investment returns.

The Sterling Community Fund is part of the Eastern Colorado Community Fund portfolio, which is a grouping of all funds designated to benefit communities or charitable organizations in Eastern Colorado.


For more information about the fund or the 2021 Gala, please contact John Chapdelaine, Director of the Eastern Colorado Community Fund, at (970) 580-1013 or

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To donate by mail, send your check made payable to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to 4745 Wheaton Dr., Fort Collins, CO, 80525. Please include “SCF” in the Memo field.