Support Lake County Nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day on December 6, 2022!
The Lake County Community Fund invites Coloradans to support efforts to expand the capacity of local organizations, promote and facilitate giving opportunities, and inspire investment in Lake County by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2022.
Presented by Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving platform.
Donors can easily search for Lake County nonprofit profiles on the site and make safe and secure donations.
Beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Gives Day on Dec. 6, all donations made to nonprofits on ColoradoGives.org get a boost from a $1.4 million Incentive Fund that increases the impact of every dollar donated.
Lake County Gives
Twenty-three Lake County organizations are members of Lake County Gives, a coalition of more than 20 Lake County organizations dedicated to strengthening the collaboration, fundraising capacity and awareness of the nonprofit sector that enhances the quality of life in Lake County.
Participating Lake County Organizations
“Colorado Gives Day is one of our most important fundraisers of the year. Donations help us do more to support the community and ensure that Lake County has an abundance of sustainable philanthropic resources to support a thriving community,” says John McMurtry, Lake County Community Fund executive director. “Our goal is to get a share of the $1.4 Million Incentive Fund.
$1.4 Million Incentive Fund
This year’s $1.4 Million Incentive Fund is made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank, and other Colorado community members. It increases the donation proportionally and is one of the largest in the country! All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund.
Here’s how it works: If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1.4 Million Incentive Fund.
As a ColoradoGives Regional Champion, Lake County Gives is bringing the excitement and generosity of Colorado Gives Day to Lake County to benefit your favorite local nonprofit organizations and make it easier to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.
Lake County Gives serves as the platform for donors to learn about participating local nonprofits and make online donations to those nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day and throughout the year. Lake County Gives strives to widen the reach of Colorado Gives Day in an effort to make a difference for nonprofits in our community.
Visit Lake County Gives on ColoradoGives.org website to learn about Lake County programs, how we are helping our community, and to donate online. Simply enter Lake County Gives in the search field. Or, click HERE.
Community First Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to fueling the power of community to drive positive change, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day for the past nine years. By making fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors, it is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Last year, $55 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours. More than $500 million has been donated between 2007-2022.
For more information about Colorado Gives Day, please visit ColoradoGivesDay.org.
About Lake County Community Fund
The Lake County Community Fund (LCCF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community organization that was established in 2016 to create a sustainable funding source to accomplish collective goals for the Lake County community. The LCCF helps build ongoing funding and a sustainable future for the extraordinary community of Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado. Since 2017, the Lake County Community Fund has awarded 69 grants totaling more than $238,000 to Lake County nonprofit organizations.
About Community First Foundation
Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.
FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank, operates more than 115 locations in Arizona, Colorado and California and serves more than 750,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit efirstbank.com.