Promote charitable giving
Build and manage charitable legacy funds and endowments
Provide grants and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of western Colorado
The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves as a philanthropic leader in our seven-county region by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 1996, we have built a charitable endowment of $75 million and have awarded over $17 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students pursuing their dream of higher education.
"Child hunger is real in our community. Almost one in two children in our school district qualify for free or reduced lunch. I see child hunger not just as a basic need, but as an economic development issue for our community." Robin Brown, Director, Grand Junction Economic Partnership
"The Lunch Lizard summer mobile food program would not have happened without the vision, coordination and funding from the Western Colorado Community Foundation. We knew there was a great need in our community due to loss of grants for summer programs. WCCF recognized the need and worked to secure the funding and coordinate the sites and volunteers to help us launch this program very quickly so that kids did not go a whole summer without access to healthy meals." Dan Sharp, Director, District 51 Nutrition Services