The Community Foundation
Mission: The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and to build a culture of giving.
Funds Under Management: > $38.6 million
Number of Funds:
Agency Endowments: 29
Donor Advised Endowed Funds: 76
Donor Advised Gift Funds: 68
Donor Advised Impact Funds: 10
Field of Interest Funds: 15
Unrestricted Funds: 4
Designated Funds: 31
Administrative Funds: 9
Scholarship Funds: 4
Josie Heath, President
Jennie Arbogash, Executive Director of Social Venture
Maegan Ball, Individual Giving Coordinator
Chris Barge, Director of School Readiness
Suzanne Barnes, Spruce Street Mansion and
Community Foundation Office Administrator
Kara Edwards, Director of Finance
Barbara Green, Boulder County Civic Forum Associate Director
Margaret Katz, Director of Philanthropic Services
Morgan Rogers McMillan, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurs
Foundation of Colorado and Boulder County Civic Forum Director
Gretchen Minekime, Director of Advancement
Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs
Stefan Reyes, Grants Administrator
Bruce Skelton, Database & Operations Administrator
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
1123 Spruce St., Boulder, Colorado, 80302
Toll Free: 1-877-744-7239
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder
The Best Way To Invest In The Community
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County is one of approximately 650 community foundations across the country and around the world. They are set up by people, corporations and families dedicated to improving the quality of life in a specific region.
The Community Foundation was founded in 1991 to encourage philanthropy and create opportunities to improve the quality of life in Boulder County. Our primary focus is to be a steward for endowment funds and work with advisors to those funds as they make their charitable gifts from them. We have given out over $40 million in grants to nonprofit groups working in the arts, education, civic engagement, the environment, and health and human services.
We are a resource to donors and their professional advisors in the community in a variety of ways. First, we act as a flexible vehicle for philanthropy, working with a variety of gifts (including cash, securities, closely held stock, real estate, and others) and offering the maximum tax advantages for those gifts. Donors may use their gifts to contribute to the foundations unrestricted funds, knowing their money will be available in perpetuity to meet the most pressing community needs, or may choose instead to set up donor advised endowments, donor advised gift funds, or donor advised impact funds. Second, we are a center of expertise on both philanthropy and nonprofit groups working to improve the quality of life in Boulder County. We act as a staff for donors and their families, helping to educate them, strategize with them, and facilitate family giving for maximum results.
In addition, we strive to be a catalyst in the community. Our goal is to help strengthen nonprofit groups, by helping them to build capacity and providing technical assistance. Some of our programs include our Community Ventures workshop, a day-long capacity-building seminar featuring Kim Klein; and our W.I.N. (What Interests Nonprofits) Lunches, a series of free lunches and presentations on topics such as event planning, board development,and business partnerships.