2020 brought unprecedented fires to Northern Colorado. The Cameron Peak fire set the record for Colorado’s and Larimer County’s largest fire, currently around 210,000 acres. Boulder (Calwood 10,000+) and Grand (East Troublesome 192,000+ acres) counties each also set new burn records. Along with our forests, hundreds of homes have been lost and thousands of people — including the entire towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake — were forced to evacuate.

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado offers its profound gratitude to the viewers of Next with Kyle Clark for your interest in helping residents of Larimer, Grand, and Boulder counties with their immediate needs.

Your contribution has benefited people affected by the fires. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has collected and distributed all funds equally among three organizations that serve the devastated region: Community Foundation Boulder County, Grand Foundation, and the United Way of Larimer County. No fees have been charged by the Foundation for this service to the community.

As immediate needs have been met, such as through this “Word of Thanks” campaign, the Community Foundation will continue to serve Northern Colorado by identifying gaps in service and working with partners to fund intermediate and long-term recovery needs. Learn more: NoCoFoundation.org/fires.


The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado partnered with Kyle Clark from 9News and his Word of Thanks campaign to oversee the collection and distribution of funds split equally between the Grand Foundation, Community Foundation Boulder County, and Larimer County United Way’s wildfire fund. The Foundation processed 2,800 donations totaling more than $224,000!