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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 will benefit people affected by the fires. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado will collect and then distribute 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 will be charged by the Foundation for this service to the community.

As immediate needs are being 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.

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The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has a 45-year history as a catalyst for community projects, a service provider to philanthropists and nonprofit organizations, and as a trusted steward of long-term and often complex gift arrangements. Through our flagship program, the Hach Center for Regional Engagement, we bring people together to collaborate on important issues – such as water – and lead visionary community initiatives for our region.