Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

A nonprofit organization

The Gunnison Valley is facing more challenges than ever before. There is a need for nearly 1,000 affordable housing units; more than 2,000 of our community members are in need of food assistance each year; up to 20% of county residents are experiencing an issue with alcohol or drug use or mental health; and estimates indicate that more than 350 children under the age of five are waiting for a space for early childhood education. Your gift will provide funding for community grants to nonprofits who work to address these issues every day; for guidance and coaching to our nonprofits to help them maximize their impact; and for creative collaborations between nonprofits, local government, and other local entities. 

Donate today to multiply your gift’s impact! A generous local donor is matching up to $25,000 on donations made between November 1st and December 5th. 

Will you give today to ensure that everyone in our valley has the opportunity to thrive?


The mission of the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley is to strengthen and enrich the community through engaged philanthropy, thoughtful grantmaking, strategic education, and collaborative leadership.

Our vision is to inspire and connect people so everyone can thrive.

Background Statement

On November 1, 2007, the Gunnison Area Community Foundation (GACF) and the Crested Butte Community Foundation (CBCF) announced that they would unite to form the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley. The merged foundation continues to carry out the work begun by two separate foundations, and combined, facilitates a greater understanding and more effective response to local concerns and needs. The union resulted in greater financial resources, a more efficient nonprofit sector, a stronger social fabric and a community culture of philanthropy. We believe that we are living our vision.

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley is committed to the effective stewardship of our donors' gifts and to preserving and developing permanent resources for the future. We're committed to working with our Valley's nonprofits and community groups to enhance their abilities to achieve their goals and to accomplish their missions. And, we're committed to facilitating effective dialogue and the exchange of ideas within the community - to making life in the Gunnison Valley better both today and into the future as we keep a watchful eye on the needs of the community.

Because we are future-oriented, much of the CFGV's history is yet unwritten. With the backdrop of the magnificent Upper Gunnison Watershed providing the stage for unfolding events and adventures, with a diverse and committed Board of Directors and with the generosity of our population, both permanent and periodic, it is an exciting, relevant and heartwarming journey.

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Organization Data


Organization name

Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

other names

CFGV, Gunnison Area Foundation, Gunnison Area Community Foundation, Crested Butte Community Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Organization Size

Large Organization


525 North Main Street
Gunnison, CO 81230


PO Box 7057
Gunnison, CO 81230

Service areas

Gunnison County, CO, US



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