Nonprofit Enrollment

What is ColoradoGives?

Thank you for your interest in ColoradoGives. ColoradoGives is a program of Community First Foundation, a leading community foundation that helps donors and nonprofits improve quality of life in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. ColoradoGives encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about local nonprofits and a fun, easy way to support them online.

The program centers around ColoradoGives.org, a year-round online giving website featuring profiles of more than 2,000 Colorado nonprofits. It is also the platform for Colorado Gives Day. To create a nonprofit profile and join the website, please follow the directions below.

Deadline

Existing and recently enrolled nonprofits, the deadline to submit your profile for first review or update your existing profile is August 31, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

The average number of days it took a new nonprofit to have a profile made visible on the site after they began the process in 2017 was 116 days, so plan accordingly.

2018 Enrollment Period

Enrollment for new nonprofits runs from March through August.  

How to Begin

  1. Ensure your organization satisfies the eligibility requirements below.
  2. Review the Overview of Process to Create a Profile.
  3. Complete and submit this enrollment form anytime between March and August 2018 to begin the process of completing a nonprofit profile.

The average number of days it took a new nonprofit to have a profile made visible on the site after they began the process in 2017 was 116 days, so plan accordingly.

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the ColoradoGives program, an organization must be:

The following are not eligible to participate: 

If you have questions about these eligibility requirements, please send us an email or call us (720.898.5900).

*Note: Community First Foundation reserves the right to decline to permit any organization to participate in the ColoradoGives program at any time, for any reason, in its sole discretion.

Third-Party Processing Fees

Third-party vendors charge credit card and electronic check processing fees when donors make online gifts to nonprofit organizations. Two percent of each donation helps to cover these fees and ensures the program's long-term sustainability. The two percent third-party processing fee is one of the lowest in the country and the most cost effective way to fundraise online. We are happy we can continue to make these programs available to Colorado nonprofits without any set-up charges or monthly maintenance fees.