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About Nonprofits

What is a nonprofit?

Why do nonprofits need donations?

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Why should a kid like me help nonprofits?

A message from Colorado Lt.
Governor Donna Lynne

Welcome to Kids for ColoradoGives—a great place to introduce your children and grandchildren to the joy of charitable giving!

In this friendly and welcoming space good things begin. Kids connect with Colorado nonprofits and learn about the important work they do to make our lives better.

Kids for ColoradoGives is the only Colorado-based giving program that offers a real-world giving experience in a trusted online environment. That’s because it is a program of Community First Foundation and powered by ColoradoGives.org. We believe it has the power to inspire a lifetime of charitable giving.

Did you know?
Giving makes you happier

Research has shown that spending money on ourselves does not make us happier. But a Harvard Business School study shows that giving to others does! The Harvard researchers write: “Happier people give more and giving makes people happier, such that happines and giving may operate in a positive feedback loop.”

Other studies have shown that people experience pleasure when they see money go to charity—even if this money isn’t their own! People experience the most pleasure, however, when they give directly to charity themselves. The moral of the story? Giving makes you feel great!