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Lake County Community Fund

Our goal - to build a more stable community and break Leadville's boom and bust cycle once and for all - means we need to establish a foundation that will last far into the future. Please make a donation today, and invest in a more stable future for this extraordinary community!

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General Information

Official Name
Lake County Community Fund​​​​​​​
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800 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, CO 80461
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800 Harrison Avenue (physical)
P.O. Box 477 (mailing)
Leadville, CO 80461
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P.O. Box 477
Leadville, CO 80461
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Mission Statement

The Lake County Community Fund provides a means to expand the capacity of local organizations, promote and facilitate giving opportunities, and inspire investment in Lake County. We envision a Lake County that has an abundance of sustainable philanthropic resources to support a thriving community.

Organization History

Inspiration came when a group of individuals recognized that, to accomplish their collective goals, the historic mining town of Leadville in Lake County needed a more sustainable funding approach to support great local efforts long-term.
The LCCF Steering Committee formed in August 2014 and began exploring options for building a community fund. As part of this process, the committee chose to form an affiliate fund with the Pikes Peak Community Foundation until its own application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status could be approved. The LCCF was established as an independent nonprofit in June 2017.
Today, the LCCF is in its second year operating as a stand-alone nonprofit serving the Leadville/Lake County community. The LCCF board, staff and supporters are hard at work building relationships, community support and infrastructure that will help us establish an endowment for Leadville and Lake County that can support great community efforts in good times and tough times, forever.


"The LCCF is helping our community realize its potential." -Jonathan Shamis
"Not only does Lake County Community Fund make a difference - you are a driving force in making that difference happen!" -Kelly Sweeney
"The Lake County Community Fund has been tremendously helpful to us through their executive director, Leslie Cook-Knerr, who has generously offered strategic advice, funding source database access and other support for our fundraising planning throughout this past year." - Stephanie Spong

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