In 2012, a handful of Mesa County nonprofits came together in a grassroots effort to promote the concept of giving where you live. That small collaboration of 7 non-profit agencies has since grown into Grand Valley Gives and includes 41 community nonprofits that serve children, adults, animals, the environment and much more! Rather than compete for funds on CO Gives Day Grand Valley Gives seeks to raise awareness for all nonprofits in our community thereby increasing local philanthropy. At a time when many individuals are looking for worthwhile causes to donate to Grand Valley Gives draws attention back to the local nonprofit community and the wide array of causes available in Mesa County to donate to. With a shared vision for increasing the awareness of the impact each donation has in your own community Grand Valley Gives has developed a Giving Guide to showcase the work of each participating nonprofit. The need in our community for the services provided by these nonprofits is always growing!