Our Fiscally Sponsored Organizations
The Community Fund provides a convenient method for donating to a variety of causes within Leadville and Twin Lakes. The fund also can serve as a fiscal agent for entities that are unable to provide tax-deductible receipts to donors.
Read about our fiscally sponsored organizations below and click the link in the description to make sure your full donation goes directly to them!
Clicking the links below will take you to our donation portal made possible through a generous grant from Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company.
Blue Elements’ mission is to cultivate watershed stewardship and connect communities to the value of their natural resources. Through education, expeditions, and volunteerism, we work to uncover the deeper connections between humans and nature via the transformative power of the river.
Learn more about the Blue Elements
Cloud City Curling Club
The main objective is to positively impact the Lake County community through the sport of curling. Curling is a fun, social sport that emphasizes sportsmanship and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. We are supported by a strong volunteer base. We believe curling is a great addition to outdoor winter recreation options and with increased resources we can make it available to more members of the community.
Learn more about the Cloud City Curling Club
Disaster Relief Fund
The Community Disaster Relief Fund helps strengthen our community and respond immediately to crisis situations such as the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Fund distributions are determined by Lake County Office of Emergency Management and Lake County Public Health with consultation from Lake County Human Services.
Get Outdoors Leadville
Get Outdoors Leadville!’s mission is to connect youth and families to the outdoors, to inspire dreams, foster stewardship, build leadership, and strengthen community.
Learn more about Get Outdoors Leadville!
Good Natured Learning
Good Natured Learning is on a mission to grow an equitable statewide nature based learning movement in public K-12 schools across Colorado by building educator capacity and activating nearby nature for teaching and learning. Motivated by the twin crises of youth mental health and teacher retention, Good Natured Learning envisions a very-near future in which Colorado’s public school students and educators have routine, equitable access to Nature Based Learning’s benefits – including mental and physical wellness, improved cognition, and enhanced social emotional skills – in school.
Irish Network Colorado
Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial established by Irish Network Colorado
Please consider supporting this effort to honor the memory of more than 1,300 Irish immigrants who came to Colorado in search of a better life, who died here trying to find it, and who deserve not to be forgotten. Do something in this life for those who were forgotten in a former life.
Learn more about the Irish Network Colorado
Lake County Open Space Initiative
The Lake County Open Space Initiative was formed at the invitation of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and represents a diverse stakeholders’ group with a common interest in community sustainability and preserving the intrinsic, natural, recreational, and cultural resources of the Upper Arkansas River Watershed.
Learn more about the Lake County Open Space Initiative
Lake County Public Library
The mission of Lake County Public Library is to be a partner in building community, fostering life-long learning, providing equal access to information and promoting diversity of ideas.
We are committed to:
- Meeting the needs of our diverse community
- Supporting the intellectual growth of our community
- Protecting patrons’ privacy and freedom to read
- Providing a space for the community to come together
Our current fundraising efforts are focused on raising money to put towards a community event to celebrate intellectual freedom during Banned Books Week. Specifically, we are raising money for:
Learn more about the Lake County Public Library
Lake County School District
Lake County School District challenges students to reach their fullest potential through personal, engaged and rigorous learning in the classroom and beyond.
Learn more about the Lake County School District
Lake County Search & Rescue
Lake County Search and Rescue is entirely composed of volunteers from Leadville, Colorado. We are passionate skiers, snowboarders, hikers, rafters, runners, bikers, guides, and explorers. We are also paramedics, EMTs, mechanics, police officers, librarians, writers, engineers, and utility providers. Our love for the outdoors extends to helping other backcountry adventurers. Our training includes avalanche rescue, swift water rescue, wilderness response, medical first aid, wildland firefighting, rope rescue, SCUBA, mental health assistance, and situational awareness. We primarily operate in backcountry settings, but we also deploy in the front country and provide mutual aid to other counties. Our team operates under the Incident Command System, at the direction of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and in partnership with the Lake County Office of Emergency Management.
Learn more about Lake County Search & Rescue
Lake County Volleyball Club
The mission of the Lake County Volleyball Club, located in Leadville, CO, is to provide the opportunity for young girls in the community to be a part of a challenging and rewarding sports program. The girls not only learn skills from respected coaches; they also build lifelong relationships with teammates and learn how to work together to achieve common goals. The Lake County High School volleyball team is improving every year, and is becoming a force to be reckoned with in our region.
The Lake County Volleyball Club, for middle school players, is a key development opportunity that will directly impact the future of the high school program and provide an athletic opportunity many of our girls do not typically have access to.
Leadville Dance Academy
Our goal is to provide professional dance education and performance opportunities for all of Lake County in a safe, superior studio environment. We aim to remove barriers so that all can develop a great love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline, community focus, and respect for the performing arts.
Leadville Lions Club
The Leadville Lions Club is a service organization dedicated to serving our local community through various projects and events throughout the year. Community members can purchase Safeway Cards and 5% of the proceeds are donated back to the Lions Club. The Lions Club awards grants and scholarships to school district teachers.
Learn more about the Leadville Lions Club
Lideres Latinos Leadville
Lideres Latinos Leadville is a group of people from different nationalities who have committed to the work of social justice in favor of the immigrants in Lake County. Currently, funds are being raised to support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) training and applications. Lideres Latinos supports the Spanish-speaking immigrant community in Lake County by facilitating their integration into a new culture and providing information and resources.
Learn more about Lideros Latinos
Mount Massive Golf Course
Mount Massive Golf Course is managed by the Mount Massive Golf Club, Inc (MMGC) and is a 501c4, not for profit, social welfare organization.
At 9,640 feet above sea level we are the highest elevation golf course in North America and have existed since the late 1930’s (one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi River).
We are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the game of golf as a recreational, competitive, and social activity for all persons to enjoy at reasonable cost. We recognize and promote our position as a benefactor to the Lake County community as an economic, civic, and recreational resource and to act in a manner which enhances our position as a viable and valuable presence in the Lake County Community.
Learn more about the Mount Massive Golf Course
Partnership for Lake County Recreation
The mission of the Partnership for Lake County Recreation (PLCR) is to support the development of diverse recreational opportunities in Lake County and surrounding areas. We believe these opportunities will result in a healthier, more unified community and an enriched quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Learn more about the PLCR
PB Swims is a volunteer Leadville/Lake County non-profit raising funds and investigating different possibilities toward reaching the goal of an indoor public swimming pool built to last, fiscally sustainable, and available to all.
Pumpkin Patch provides a fun, healthy fall event for the youngest people in Leadville and Lake County. Funding for Pumpkin Patch supports and promotes high-quality early childhood programming for local pre-school aged children.
Learn more about the Leadville Pumpkin Patch
Tree of Sharing
Tree of Sharing is a volunteer and donation-based organization serving the Leadville/Twin Lakes area. We purchase gifts with donated funds and distribute the gifts to families in need during the holiday season.The project’s success is dependent on the generosity of Lake County residents, services, and private organizations.
Learn more about Leadville’s Tree of Sharing
Prefer to mail a check?
Please make your check to the Lake County Community Fund, specify if you’d like your donation to go directly to one our our fiscally sponsored organizations (above), and send it to this address:
Lake County Community Fund
P.O. Box 477
Leadville, CO 80461