As we welcome the holiday season, we look back at the inspiring ways so many people stepped up and took care of our community this year. Thank you, Northern Colorado!


Our office remains closed. However, your Community Foundation team is working remotely to support you during regular business hours,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., (M-Th),  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (F)

2020 Tax Deadline: Please ensure your gifts are submitted online or post-marked by December 31 to receive 2020 tax benefits. Please contact our donor services team with any questions.

Holiday Hours: The Foundation will close Wednesday, Dec. 23, and reopen Monday, Dec. 28. It will also close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, and reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.


The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado offers monetary support to nonprofits and charitable projects through grant and program distributions. It has local fund committees that review nonprofit applications and select award recipients in their respective communities.

The Berthoud Community Fund Committee awarded $43,620 to 14 nonprofits, the Estes Valley Community Fund Committee awarded $92,050 to 22 projects, and Loveland Generations, a giving group celebrating its 20th anniversary, awarded $19,600 to six organizations. (Click on links to see details.)

Congratulations to the 42 grant recipients and thank you to all the fund committees for working so hard to make these awards possible.

“The heartfelt generosity demonstrated on Colorado Gives Day is nothing short of incredible; almost $2.5 million was donated to Larimer County nonprofits, an increase of $583,484 over 2019.”

– Ella Fahrlander
Chief engagement officer


At the 2nd annual Hach Center fall event, Robert Grow shared insights from his experience creating and then leading Envision Utah, established to assist rapidly changing communities. Grow said Northern Colorado has the elements it needs to have a bright future. It just needs to pull them all together in a regional visioning process, something the Hach Center is positioned to facilitate. If you were unable to attend or would like to view Robert’s presentation again, you can find it here. 


Hach Center publishes inaugural online report

Since the Hach Center was launched in November 2019, it has:

  • convened regional city managers and elected officials;
  • facilitated discussion around a regional water plan;
  • partnered to provide leadership development opportunities;
  • hosted a COVID-19 response and recovery seminar with local and state officials;
  • brought inspiration and practical tools from Robert Grow, who addressed our fall event, that Northern Coloradoans can use to positively influence our growth.

Click here to learn more about the Hach Center’s inaugural year, and key issues facing our region.

Report highlights:

REGIONALISM: Counteracting polarization and elevating our communities

COVID-19: Magnifying our humanity

WATER: Deciding a case of Colorado water

We thank Martin Carcasson, Blaine Howerton, and James Eklund for contributing to the first edition and offering their unique perspectives on issues facing our communities.

President and CEO search: applications due by Monday, January 4

The Foundation’s search committee is looking for a proven executive to be the voice and champion for philanthropy throughout Northern Colorado. Click here for more information and to make a referral.

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