Colorado Preservation, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$31,893 raised by 123 donors

100% complete

$20,000 Goal

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Can You Imagine Colorado WITHOUT These Places?

Your giving transforms into saving. Through your generous contributions, you've played a pivotal role in protecting Colorado's historic resources. Your collective efforts, combined with the generosity of donors like you, hold the power to make a significant and lasting impact in safeguarding these precious resources for the benefit of future generations. 

Approaching the Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s 40th anniversary in 2024, we find ourselves at a crucial juncture. Your support is more vital than ever to ensure the continuity of these success stories. We invite you to step into this empowering role and join us in the mission to preserve Colorado's rich history. 

Your contribution echoes beyond the present, becoming a key part of the ongoing narrative that secures and honors the legacy of our cherished historic treasures.


Colorado Preservation, Inc. promotes historic preservation statewide through advocacy, education, outreach and preservation services to communities and individuals.

Our vision is to foster an ethic of inclusivity and diversity by engaging individuals to honor and protect their heritage, to build a sustainable future with historic places, and to prioritize the past as legacy.

We value and respect all cultures and advocate for telling the stories of diverse and underrepresented communities through the preservation of Colorado's historic landscapes, resources, features, and sites for present and future generations. As an organization, Colorado Preservation, Inc. strives to promote an ethic of inclusivity and diversity through its engagement with individuals and organizations to protect the places of significance to all residents.

Background Statement

Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) was founded in 1984 as Preservation Action Colorado by 43 citizens interested in preserving our state's built heritage. A year later, the organization gained 501(c)3 nonprofit status under a new name, Colorado Preservation, Inc., and grassroots volunteers worked to define our role as an effective preservation organization with education programs, public policy advocacy, and a newsletter. In the ensuing years, our accomplishments have grown as have we, working with myriad properties, people, and projects to preserve Colorado's heritage. Some notable moments from our more than 30 years of service to Colorado include:

In 1985, Colorado Preservation, Inc. hosted its first Conference; Saving Places® has grown to the largest statewide preservation conference in the nation and is the premier event for preservation in the Rocky Mountain region. In 1988, we hosted our first Dana Crawford Awards ceremony, which continues today to honor exceptional advocates for preservation in our state.

In 1986, our public policy committee began efforts that culminated, Colorado Preservation, Inc. was involved with the passage of the State Income Tax Credit for Historic Rehabilitation in 1990 and its re-authorization in 1999. CPI was also involved in passing the Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act, bringing an enhanced state historic preservation tax credit to all Colorado communities in 2014 and the recent effort to reauthorize the tax credit in the 2018 legislative session.

In 1997, Colorado Preservation, Inc.'s signature Endangered Places Program began, which has received both national attention and the Stephen H. Hart Award from History Colorado. Highlighting 130 sites in its 24-year history, this program helps dozens of communities with their preservation efforts in every region of the state.

Today, with a dedicated board of directors and staff, Colorado Preservation, Inc. continues to further promote and advance historic preservation throughout Colorado.

Historic preservation is about keeping our heritage alive and relevant, respecting the environment, revitalizing entire communities and honoring our special sense of place.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Medium Organization


1420 N Ogden Street, Suite 104
Denver, CO 80218

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US


303-893-4260 230

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