The Summit Foundation

By donating to The Summit Foundation, you are providing services to those in need and enriching the quality of life in our community. Your gift supports affordable medical care, quality education, recreation opportunities for all, access to arts and culture and environmental sustainability.

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General Information

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The Summit Foundation​​​​​​​
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PO Box 4000
103 S. Harris Street, Suites 201 and 204
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Building a thriving community through enduring and innovative philanthropic leadership.

Mission Statement
We enrich and improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.


"The Summit Foundation is the 'fabric of our community,' weaving together our people and organizations to solve problems and make Summit County even greater than it already is." Steve and Trish Shapiro, Summit Foundation donors

"In these uncertain times, many of us have chosen to focus on local issues that we feel we can influence. The issues of the high cost of health care, housing, childcare and protecting our Summit County way of life have never been more important than they are now. Those of us who work in the nonprofit community and spend our time working on these issues feel incredibly fortunate to have the support and guidance of The Summit Foundation. Their impact is often too large to quantify....if you're considering a donation to The Summit Foundation, we hope you realize the impact that your gifts have on our community."
- Joshua Blanchard, Executive Director, Lake Dillon Theatre Company
- Tamara Drangstveit, Executive Director, FIRC
- Ellen Reid, Executive Director, Keystone Science School
- Jennifer Schenk, Executive Director, High Country Conservation Center

Organization History

Established in 1984, The Summit Foundation works to improve the lives of our residents by leading efforts to resolve critical issues, working with and supporting our community partners, and providing our donors with philanthropic information and advice.

The Summit Foundation has donated a total of over $33 million to Summit County and our neighboring communities.

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