Colorado Historical Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Help support and inspire preservation of Colorado’s meaningful places, heritage, and history. Your gift helps sustain financial, legal, and technical resources used to archive and steward our state's diverse history and special places for generations to come.


The Colorado Historical Foundation mobilizes resources to support and inspire Colorado’s people in their preservation of meaningful places, heritage, and history.

Background Statement

In 1965, The Colorado Historical Foundation was established to bolster the state's and other entities' efforts to commemorate, preserve and share the history of Colorado's diverse people and places. The spirit of statewide collaboration and support infuses its core focus today: Protecting historic places, rehabilitating old buildings for contemporary use, and supporting history documentation, exhibits, and programs available to the public.

The Foundation strives to make Colorado a place where all people feel reflected in its history and can build an equitable future informed by the past.

The deployment of resources entrusted to the Foundation makes it possible for people to access and explore Colorado's diverse history through educational programs, experiences, stories, objects, and historic places. The Foundation partners with private parties, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and informal coalitions to keep history alive.

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Colorado Historical Foundation

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Arts, Culture & Humanities, Public & Societal Benefit, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations


PO BOX 363
Golden, CO 80402

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