Support Lake County Nonprofits! Give where you live!
Leadville, CO –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 5, 2023.
Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, 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. 5, all donations made to nonprofits on ColoradoGives.org get a boost from the $1 Million Incentive Fund made possible by FirstBank 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 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 Million Incentive Fund.”
$1 Million Incentive Fund
This year’s $1 Million Incentive Fund is made possible by Colorado Gives Foundation (formerly Community First Foundation) and FirstBank. 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 Million Incentive Fund.
As a Colorado Gives 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 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.
The Colorado Gives 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, $54 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours. More than $500 million has been donated between 2007-2023.
For more information about Colorado Gives Day, please visit ColoradoGives.org.
About Colorado Gives Foundation
Since 1975, Colorado Gives Foundation (formerly 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 ColoradoGives.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.