How layered philanthropy moves the needle

Multi-faceted philanthropy is the lifeblood of nonprofits. As with an investment portfolio, the more diverse a nonprofit’s revenue streams, the more resilient the organization and the greater its potential impact. Local nonprofit organization, ChildSafe, exemplifies why layered philanthropy matters through its intentional growth to meet the need for its services.

ChildSafe provides therapy and support for victims of childhood abuse—primarily child sexual abuse. Local demand for these services has increased significantly in recent years, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn how ChildSafe is leveraging donor generosity, Community Foundation grant funding, and strategic philanthropy to address this sobering reality in our September blog.

Engaging your family in philanthropy

The most powerful driver for developing people who give charitably is having a family tradition of giving and volunteering.

We were honored to host Sarah Harrison, formerly of The Denver Foundation, at the Community Foundation offices last week. Sarah shared her rich experience in gift planning and led a discussion on how to involve multiple generations in philanthropy.

The Community Foundation supports families in developing and executing a family legacy of giving. We’re happy to meet with you and/or your family any time and share ideas to achieve your philanthropic goals. Send us your questions or schedule a meeting at

Foundation Hosts 2023 Investment Performance Briefing

On Thursday, September 7, the Community Foundation hosted its annual Investment Performance Briefing for fundholders, donors, and nonprofits. President and CEO Kristin Todd shared how the Foundation is supporting the region through our convening work and our support of nonprofits,  while Kurt Spieler, chief investment officer for FNBO, presented an overview of the current market conditions and how these impact the Foundation’s investment pools.

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Did you know the Community Foundation publishes a nonprofit newsletter packed with nonprofit resources? Have you attended a continuing education course for accountants, financial advisors, and attorneys?

Make sure you’re getting the communications that matter to you. Update your email preferences to sign up for specific email lists in our new system. Know someone who should be on our list? Share this link!

Sponsor this year’s Celebration of Philanthropy

It’s officially fall, but we’re already thinking about spring! It’s not too early to sign up to sponsor the 2024 Celebration of Philanthropy.

This beloved event is happening May 9, 2024, and you or your business are invited to be a special part of it.

Visit our event page to explore sponsorship opportunities and start planning next year’s Celebration!

Upcoming Events

Eastern Colorado Community Fund Lunch and Learn (in person or via Zoom) – November 2, 2023

Nonprofit Celebration – November 7, 2023
(for nonprofit partners)

Gathering of Gratitude – November 14, 2023
(for individual fund holders, Community Champions, Legacy Society members, and Foundation volunteers – invitation forthcoming)

SAVE THE DATE! Celebration of Philanthropy – May 9, 2024

Breaking Good News NoCo

Showcase your success in our newsletter, on our website, and on social media

Good news is contagious, and we want to celebrate YOU! We invite 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Northern and Eastern Colorado residents to share a success story through Breaking Good News.

Community Champions

Through the support of Community Champions, the Community Foundation brings people and resources together to spark change, channel passion into action, and explore solutions. Learn more about Community Champions.