Community Shares of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$1,881 raised by 20 donors

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Join us in celebrating everyday philanthropy! Together, we have raised more than $38 million for Colorado nonprofits since 1986.

For every dollar donated to Community Shares, we are able to create a $15 investment in our shared community.

Giving Activity


We connect Coloradans to the charities and causes they care about most.

Background Statement

In 1986, 8 Colorado nonprofits joined together to change the face of workplace giving. Originally called The Alternative Fund, our organization gave a home to nonprofit organizations that did not fit the mold of existing workplace giving federations. Our members included grassroots nonprofits and new issue areas such as social justice, respect for all individuals, environmental conservation, and community-owned arts. Soon after, our founders chose the name "Community Shares of Colorado" and began actively working to expand charitable choice in workplace giving campaigns.

Community Shares' first workplace giving campaign raised just over $3,000 dollars. Community Shares reached its first million dollar campaign in 2002 and today we manage over $4 million in nonprofit funds. We were honored with the inaugural 2017 Bill Daniels Ethics Award and the BBB Torch Award. We connect employees across the state to their favorite charities and causes.

Community Shares' contributions to the nonprofit community have been recognized both state-wide and nationally for outstanding nonprofit service. Thousands of donors annually choose Community Shares as their choice for workplace giving. With no minimum donation amounts, we serve as the proud philanthropic partner of everyone who is willing to work together to make a difference.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Shares of Colorado

other names


Year Established



Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Organization Size

Large Organization


1600 N Downing St Suite 700
Denver, CO 80218

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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