Thank you for your interest in ColoradoGives. ColoradoGives is a program of Community First Foundation, a leading community foundation that helps donors and nonprofits improve quality of life in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. ColoradoGives encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about local nonprofits and a fun, easy way to support them online.
The program centers around ColoradoGives.org, a year-round online giving website featuring profiles of more than 2,400 Colorado nonprofits. It is also the platform for Colorado Gives Day. To create a nonprofit profile and join the website, please follow the directions below.
Enrollment for new nonprofits runs from March through August. Revisit this page starting in March to begin the process of completing a nonprofit profile.
Please note that the eligibility requirements are under review. The 2019 eligibility requirements will be posted on March 1. The 2018 eligibility requirements are listed below. To participate in the ColoradoGives program in 2018, an organization must have been:
The following are not eligible to participate:
If you have questions about these eligibility requirements, please send us an email or call us (720.898.5900).
*Note: Community First Foundation reserves the right to decline to permit any organization to participate in the ColoradoGives program at any time, for any reason, in its sole discretion.
Third-party vendors charge credit card and electronic check processing fees when donors make online gifts to nonprofit organizations. Two percent of each donation helps to cover these fees and ensures the program's long-term sustainability. The two percent third-party processing fee is one of the lowest in the country and the most cost effective way to fundraise online. We are happy we can continue to make these programs available to Colorado nonprofits without any set-up charges or monthly maintenance fees.