Community Foundation Boulder County is a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. Through informed decision-making, we inspire ideas and mobilize diverse resources to support equitable solutions for all who live/work in Boulder County. As a collaborator and convener, we promote inclusivity and provide leadership on key issues, working with community-minded individuals and organizations that want to make a difference.

Since the establishment of the community foundation back in 1991, we have observed the evolving and growing needs of the Boulder County community and have met them head on. As of this year the community foundation has granted a total of $157 million to help support the most pressing needs in our community. 

Our Vision

We envision a thriving, equitable, and inclusive community that collaborates to ensure everyone in Boulder County experiences a life of opportunity and fulfillment.

Our Mission

We nurture and activate the ideas, generosity, and leadership of the community to galvanize resources and support equitable solutions for all who live/work in Boulder County.

Our Values

Humanity:  Serving the community and growing our circle of concern through care and compassion.

Trust: Responsibly stewarding resources with integrity, transparency, and responsiveness.

Collaboration: Partnering with community members to adapt and innovate.



Catalyzing community for more than 30 years.


We make informed decisions.

What makes this community a great place to live, work, and play? Find out in our biennial Boulder County TRENDS Report. Plug into local data, follow emerging trends, and get inspired.


We accomplish more together than we do alone.

How do we ignite collaboration for maximum impact? By partnering with individuals, nonprofits, and others, we make our community stronger.


We're responsive.

We understand our community’s most urgent needs. Start here for smart philanthropy, when and where it matters most.


Leave a legacy.

We can help you ensure your legacy of giving for generations to come.


Your contributions ignite action to solve community challenges. Inspired giving for greatest impact starts here.