Colorado Mountain College Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$9,143 raised by 39 donors

91% complete

$10,000 Goal

Elevating the Future of the Western Slope Through Affordable Education

Colorado Mountain College, the only institute of higher education in the Rocky Mountain Region, builds better futures for the communities on the Western Slope by providing degree and certificate programs in areas that directly impact the local economy. With an open door policy, hundreds of scholarships, small class sizes, and affordable tuition rates, we are uniquely positioned to assist our students in reaching their education and career goals.

Often the only thing that stands between a student and graduation is money. When you donate to the Colorado Mountain College Foundation, the fundraising partner of Colorado Mountain College, you remove that simple barrier and give the gift that lasts a lifetime.  Because of the generosity of people just like you, we were able to award over $1. million in scholarships to 629 students in the 2023 Fall semester, and help 73 students overcome financial emergencies with just over $36,000 awarded in the 2022-2023 academic year.

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“I finished two bachelor's degrees in three years, I could not have done it without the help of my professors and counselors, it was a team effort. That's what I love about CMC, the sense of community.”

- Chris Richardson, Bachelor's of Applied Science and Business Administration graduate

Giving Activity


As a uniquely financed, Dual Mission, Hispanic Serving Institution, Colorado Mountain College offers accessible, personalized, and affordable programs across a vast array of disciplines – from the liberal and visual arts to career and outdoor industry training. Through specialized certificate and undergraduate degree programs, adult basic education, and lifelong learning opportunities, CMC’s faculty and staff inspire, challenge, and prepare students to meaningfully impact Colorado’s Western Slope and beyond. With a shared commitment to the health and well-being of place and one another, CMC maintains an enduring responsibility to contribute to the strength, resiliency, and sustainability of its local mountain communities.

Background Statement

Colorado Mountain College was formed in 1967, offering classes at an "East Campus" (Leadville) and a "West Campus" (Spring Valley outside Glenwood Springs). Over the past five plus decades, the college has grown to play a vital role in the communities throughout a diverse 12,000 square-mile service area in the mountains of Colorado. Since our founding, CMC has evolved from a two-year community college, to a Dual Mission, Hispanic Serving Institution, providing both associate and bachelor degrees; GEDs and life-long learning opportunities; concurrent-enrollment classes for high school students and certificates focused on career & technical education. Our campuses include: Buena Vista, Leadville, Breckenridge, Dillon, Vail Valley, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Carbondale, Aspen, and Rifle. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and administrative offices are based in downtown Glenwood Springs.

The CMC Foundation was established to assist Colorado Mountain College secure resources for the highest priority needs of the school. Philanthropic support is needed to bridge the gap between what is funded and what is needed. Gifts to the Foundation allow CMC to offer the most priceless of gifts - a quality education at an affordable price. The CMC Foundation works in partnership with the college supporting CMC's aspiration to be the premier and most inclusive, innovative institution of its kind.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Mountain College Foundation

other names

CMC Foundation

Year Established


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Organization Size

Large Organization


802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Service areas

Garfield County, CO, US

Summit County, CO, US

Eagle County, CO, US

Pitkin County, CO, US

Lake County, CO, US



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