Some nonprofits in our community
  • Be FRANK Foundation
    The Be FRANK Foundation exists to encourage area youth to live meaningful, purposeful lives by providing unique, affordable, and challenging music opportunities to stimulate minds and connect youth with their communities.
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  • The Cortez Cultural Center
    When you contribute to the Cortez Cultural Center and Hawkins Preserve, you are enhancing the lives of both locals and visitors from around the world. Our programs increase cultural understanding, promote the arts, and educate participants about history, diversity, and the natural environment.
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  • Durango Nature Studies
    Durango Nature Studies has been providing hands-on nature education since 1994. We teach students, adults, and families from Bayfield to Cortez, CO, and from Silverton, CO, to Farmington, NM! With a small core staff, dedicated volunteers, and interns, DNS serves more than 9,000 people annually.
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  • Music in the Mountains
    Music in the Mountains brings high caliber classical music to rural southwest Colorado. We produce a three week long festival and provide music education programming in local schools aligned with Colorado Curricula standards to fill gaps in music education created by budget shortfalls.
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Empower Your Passions

As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation works to increase efficiency, sustainability, and success for nonprofits and maximize effective grant making for philanthropists to make Southwest Colorado a better place to live. We can expand the culture of giving to meet the needs of our community together.

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News and Announcements

    • Thank you, Colorado! Your donations on Colorado Gives Day 2018 resulted in $35.1 million for local nonprofits in just 24 hours. Learn more.