Incentive Fund

$1 Million Incentive Fund

This year's $1 Million Incentive Fund is made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and other community members. It increases the value of every donation proportionally and is one of the largest in the country!

Here's how it works: If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.   

Example: Individual Nonprofit's Amount Raised ($10,000) divided by the Total Amount Raised on Gives Day ($10,000,000) x Total Amount in Incentive Fund ($1,000,000) = Individual Nonprofit's Share of Incentive Fund ($1,000*)

* All numbers with the exception of the Incentive Fund amount presented in the examples are hypothetical. 

Visit the Colorado Gives Day FAQs for more details.

Boosting Every Donation

Join us and let's help Colorado Nonprofits rebuild and recover in 2021! 


Becoming a Sponsor

Your company can support all of the nonprofits on ColoradoGives with a single sponsorship gift!  You can amplify its impact with a generous contribution and increase the value of every donation made. Contact us to learn more about becoming a sponsor.

Thank you to our 2020 Incentive Fund Sponsors! 

The $1 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund is made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and generous community members like you to increase the value of every donation made during one of the largest giving days in the nation. 

Community First Foundation strives to connect ideas, people and resources to create lasting community solutions. Since 1975, we’ve been dedicated to listening to all voices, sharing big ideas, and co-creating innovative strategies. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and resources, and build resilient and thriving


FirstBank began providing banking services in Colorado in 1963. Today, the bank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates more than 115 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona, and California. FirstBank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, and a full range of commercial banking services, including financing, treasury management and deposit accounts. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy, contributing more than $65 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving all employees a financial stake in the bank's success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program. For more information, visit

Philanthropic Partners


Gary Community Investments, which includes the Delaware public benefit corporation known as the Gary Community Investments Company and The Piton Foundation, invests in for-profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families. It was founded by Denver oilman Sam Gary with the belief that business and philanthropy can—and should—work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. Gary Community Investments is committed to investing in quality early childhood and youth development systems, expanding sustainable economic opportunities, and developing and supporting programs that create healthy family and community environments. By aligning all of our assets with our mission, we make creative investments that not only yield a financial return, but can also improve the lives of Colorado’s children.

Friends of the Fund

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2019, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $80 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit