Lake County Community Fund

A nonprofit organization

$39,444 raised by 190 donors

79% complete

$50,000 Goal

Our goal - to build a more stable community and break Leadville's boom and bust cycle once and for all - means we need to establish a foundation that will last far into the future. Please make a donation today, and invest in a more stable future for this extraordinary community!


"The LCCF is helping our community realize its potential." -Jonathan Shamis
"Not only does Lake County Community Fund make a difference - you are a driving force in making that difference happen!" -Kelly Sweeney


The Lake County Community Fund provides a means to expand the capacity of local organizations, promote and facilitate giving opportunities, and inspire investment in Lake County. We envision a Lake County that has an abundance of sustainable philanthropic resources to support a thriving community.

Background Statement

Inspiration came when a group of individuals recognized that, to accomplish their collective goals, the historic mining town of Leadville in Lake County needed a more sustainable funding approach to support great local efforts long-term.

The LCCF Steering Committee formed in August 2014 and began exploring options for building a community fund. As part of this process, the committee chose to form an affiliate fund with the Pikes Peak Community Foundation until its own application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status could be approved. The LCCF was established as an independent nonprofit in June 2017.

Today, the LCCF is in its seventh year operating as a stand-alone nonprofit serving the Leadville/Lake County community. The LCCF board, staff and supporters are hard at work building relationships, community support and infrastructure that will help us establish an endowment for Leadville and Lake County that can support great community efforts in good times and tough times, forever.

Organization Data


Organization name

Lake County Community Fund

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Organization Size

Medium Organization


800 Harrison Avenue (physical) P.O. Box 477 (mailing)
Leadville, CO 80461


800 Harrison Avenue
Leadville, CO 80461


P.O. Box 477
Leadville, CO 80461

Service areas

Lake County, CO, US



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