Boulder County Wildfire Fund

April 2, 2024 Boulder County Wildfire Fund Townhall Resources: 

Table of Contents 

On December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire damaged or destroyed over 1,000 homes in southeastern Boulder County, making it the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history.Within hours, Community Foundation Boulder County created the Boulder County Wildfire Fund to support the immediate, short-, and long-term needs of the community. In partnership with a local, volunteer advisory committee, the community foundation has taken a people-first, trauma-aware approach to the allocation and distribution of donations made to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Now, two years after the Marshall Fire, more than $30 million of the $43 million raised has been distributed, with over 95% of the fund allocated. 
 
 

I Have Been Affected Directly by the Marshall Fire. How Can I Get Help?  

Apply for Wildire Fund Support >

More Resources for Survivors: 

Who Will the $20M in Rebuilding Dollars Be Available To?

The $20 million for rebuilding will be available to all those whose homes were damaged or destroyed and choose to rebuild. We set an ambitious goal of 75% of homes being rebuilt, which would triple the national average for communities rebuilding after a disaster. Based on these estimates, each household (HH) that chooses to rebuild will be awarded a baseline amount of $20,000 while each household with members: living with a disability, 65+, having single heads of household (HOH), containing children will each receive additional support.  
 
 

What Defines Unmet Needs? 

The Community Foundation Boulder County Unmet Need grant is intended to provide financial support to fire-impacted community members with immediate fundamental needs as a result of significant loss initiated by the Marshall Fire event.

Unmet Needs Grant 

As Boulder County’s trusted philanthropic partner for over 30 years, Community Foundation Boulder County works closely with our government, business, and nonprofit partners to address the immediate, short- and long-term needs of the community, and fill gaps that are beyond the capacity of the community. Our experience has shown us the importance of deep local relationships in meeting short- and long-term community needs in a crisis with equity, transparency, and integrity.
 

How Do Decisions Get Made? 

The Wildfire Fund will work with our government and nonprofit partners to disperse the funds to support our community. An advisory committee of volunteers has been created to help guide future grantmaking and will provide guidance on the use of funds and grant recommendations to our board. 
 

The Selected Advisory Committee of Volunteers Are:   

  • Scott Beard, Trustee, Community Foundation Boulder County; representative of the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce   
  • Ellen Berry, Marshall Fire survivor (Unincorporated Boulder County)
  • Stuart Kingsbery, CPA, J.D., Origin CPA Group 
  • Richard Lopez, Board President, Calwood   
  • Ann O’Connell, former member of the Planning Commission, City of Louisville 
  • Reina Pomeroy, Marshall Fire survivor (unincorporated Boulder County)   
  • Edwina Salazar, former Executive Director, OUR Center   
  • Chuck Sisk, former Mayor, City of Louisville   
  • Kelly Watt, Marshall Fire Survivor (Superior) 

 

For more detailed information on grantmaking, see Grants section. 

 

Summary*      

Total Raised
43,414,735
Total Approved43,113,417
Total Paid35,187,463
Balances to be reallocated
1,986,204
2% administrative fee
868,295
Interest accrued 980,217
Yet to be approved or allocated
2,399,445
*As of 4/1/2024
†Balances between ammount approved and ammount dispersed to be reallocated

 

Financials:

We will continue to work closely with our government and nonprofit partners to support the needs of the community as they emerge. We want to thank everyone for your support and generosity in this difficult moment for Boulder County. 

 

Community Foundation Boulder County Townhall with Marshall Fire Suvivors in May 2022 >>

Sign up for updates from Community Foundation Boulder County >>

 

Community Foundation Boulder County has dispursed the following grants*

GranteeAmount Approved ($)Amount Paid ($)PurposeBalance ($)
Boulder County1,500,000675,900Livelihood and Lost Wages and Small Business Support824,100
Boulder County / CFBC5,500,0005,315,396Damaged & Destroyed - County184,604
United Policyholders150,000150,000 Insurance Navigation0
Impact on Education265,000265,000Mental Health Supports0
Jewish Family Service Of Colorado250,000250,000Boulder County Crisis Counseling0
Boulder County500,000500,000Wind Damage0
United Policyholders85,00085,000Legal & Insurance Supports0
Jewish Family Service Of Colorado250,000250,000Boulder County Crisis Counseling0
Impact Development Fund20,000,00017,010,250Rebuild Fund2,989,750
Impact Development Fund2,500,0002,500,000Unmet Needs0
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center300,000300,000Marshall Together0
Boulder County1,000,000522,500Smoke & Ash Remediation477,500
Boulder County1,000,000500,000Recovery Navigation500,000
Resource Central175,000175,000Garden in A Box0
Louisville Rising3,0003,000Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rec & Senior Center4,0004,000Commemorative Events0
United Policyholders
 
150,000150,000Insurance Navigation, Year 20
Marshall ROC
2,0002,000Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rising1,2751,275Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rising8,3988,398Commemorative Events0
Junkyard Social Club25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Studio Arts Boulder22,46422,464Nonprofit Support0
Mile High United Way33,51633,516Nonprofit Support0
Association for Community Living Serving Boulder & Broomfield Counties45,71345,713Nonprofit Support0
St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Impact on Education125,000125,000Nonprofit Support0
Jewish Family Service of Colorado83,13883,138Nonprofit Support0
Via Mobility Services25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Our Front Porch30,58530,585Nonprofit Support0
Sister Carmen Community Center73,32573,325Nonprofit Support0
Sloyd Experience14,00014,000Nonprofit Support0
Humane Society of Boulder Valley28,00028,000Nonprofit Support0
"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Community Cycles13,00213,002Nonprofit Support0
Boulder Watershed Collective9,0009,000Nonprofit Support0
Impact on Education50,00050,000Nonprofit Support0
Resource Central325,000325,000Garden In A Box0
Boulder County2,000,0002,000,000Debris Removal0
Jewish Family Service252,000252,000Boulder County Crisis Counceling Program0
Impact Development Fund250,000250,000Unmet Needs Administration0
Impact Development Fund5,000,0002,500,000Housing Support Program2,500,000
Jewish Family Service900,000450,000Boulder County Crisis Counceling450,000
United Policy Holders115,000115,000Insurance Navigation0
Total Approved
43,113,416
35,187,463
 7,925,954
*As of 4/1/2024

Support Provided*

*As of 4/1/2024

Thank you for supporting the Boulder County Wildfire Fund

To donate online, follow the link below give now. 

Donate Now >> 

If you would like to send a check directly to the Wildfire Fund please include Wildfire Fund in the memo line and send to:

Community Foundation Boulder County
1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
 

Is my donation tax deductible?

All donations to Community Foundation Boulder County, including to the Wildfire Fund, are tax deductible.

Our Tax ID (EIN):

84-1171836

 

How Are Fees Assessed On My Donation?

CFBC earns a 2% administrative fee on all incoming gifts to help cover the costs of operating the fund. 

Additional transaction fees for online donations vary depending on the donation site. 

  • Colorado Gives: 2% 

  • Network for Good: 3% 

 

 
 

Boulder County Wildfire Fund

April 2, 2024 Boulder County Wildfire Fund Townhall Resources: 

Table of Contents 

On December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire damaged or destroyed over 1,000 homes in southeastern Boulder County, making it the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history.Within hours, Community Foundation Boulder County created the Boulder County Wildfire Fund to support the immediate, short-, and long-term needs of the community. In partnership with a local, volunteer advisory committee, the community foundation has taken a people-first, trauma-aware approach to the allocation and distribution of donations made to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Now, two years after the Marshall Fire, more than $30 million of the $43 million raised has been distributed, with over 95% of the fund allocated. 
 
 

I Have Been Affected Directly by the Marshall Fire. How Can I Get Help?  

Apply for Wildire Fund Support >

More Resources for Survivors: 

Who Will the $20M in Rebuilding Dollars Be Available To?

The $20 million for rebuilding will be available to all those whose homes were damaged or destroyed and choose to rebuild. We set an ambitious goal of 75% of homes being rebuilt, which would triple the national average for communities rebuilding after a disaster. Based on these estimates, each household (HH) that chooses to rebuild will be awarded a baseline amount of $20,000 while each household with members: living with a disability, 65+, having single heads of household (HOH), containing children will each receive additional support.  
 
 

What Defines Unmet Needs? 

The Community Foundation Boulder County Unmet Need grant is intended to provide financial support to fire-impacted community members with immediate fundamental needs as a result of significant loss initiated by the Marshall Fire event.

Unmet Needs Grant 

As Boulder County’s trusted philanthropic partner for over 30 years, Community Foundation Boulder County works closely with our government, business, and nonprofit partners to address the immediate, short- and long-term needs of the community, and fill gaps that are beyond the capacity of the community. Our experience has shown us the importance of deep local relationships in meeting short- and long-term community needs in a crisis with equity, transparency, and integrity.
 

How Do Decisions Get Made? 

The Wildfire Fund will work with our government and nonprofit partners to disperse the funds to support our community. An advisory committee of volunteers has been created to help guide future grantmaking and will provide guidance on the use of funds and grant recommendations to our board. 
 

The Selected Advisory Committee of Volunteers Are:   

  • Scott Beard, Trustee, Community Foundation Boulder County; representative of the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce   
  • Ellen Berry, Marshall Fire survivor (Unincorporated Boulder County)
  • Stuart Kingsbery, CPA, J.D., Origin CPA Group 
  • Richard Lopez, Board President, Calwood   
  • Ann O’Connell, former member of the Planning Commission, City of Louisville 
  • Reina Pomeroy, Marshall Fire survivor (unincorporated Boulder County)   
  • Edwina Salazar, former Executive Director, OUR Center   
  • Chuck Sisk, former Mayor, City of Louisville   
  • Kelly Watt, Marshall Fire Survivor (Superior) 

 

For more detailed information on grantmaking, see Grants section. 

 

Summary*      

Total Raised
43,414,735
Total Approved43,113,417
Total Paid35,187,463
Balances to be reallocated
1,986,204
2% administrative fee
868,295
Interest accrued 980,217
Yet to be approved or allocated
2,399,445
*As of 4/1/2024
†Balances between ammount approved and ammount dispersed to be reallocated

 

Financials:

We will continue to work closely with our government and nonprofit partners to support the needs of the community as they emerge. We want to thank everyone for your support and generosity in this difficult moment for Boulder County. 

 

Community Foundation Boulder County Townhall with Marshall Fire Suvivors in May 2022 >>

Sign up for updates from Community Foundation Boulder County >>

 

Community Foundation Boulder County has dispursed the following grants*

GranteeAmount Approved ($)Amount Paid ($)PurposeBalance ($)
Boulder County1,500,000675,900Livelihood and Lost Wages and Small Business Support824,100
Boulder County / CFBC5,500,0005,315,396Damaged & Destroyed - County184,604
United Policyholders150,000150,000 Insurance Navigation0
Impact on Education265,000265,000Mental Health Supports0
Jewish Family Service Of Colorado250,000250,000Boulder County Crisis Counseling0
Boulder County500,000500,000Wind Damage0
United Policyholders85,00085,000Legal & Insurance Supports0
Jewish Family Service Of Colorado250,000250,000Boulder County Crisis Counseling0
Impact Development Fund20,000,00017,010,250Rebuild Fund2,989,750
Impact Development Fund2,500,0002,500,000Unmet Needs0
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center300,000300,000Marshall Together0
Boulder County1,000,000522,500Smoke & Ash Remediation477,500
Boulder County1,000,000500,000Recovery Navigation500,000
Resource Central175,000175,000Garden in A Box0
Louisville Rising3,0003,000Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rec & Senior Center4,0004,000Commemorative Events0
United Policyholders
 
150,000150,000Insurance Navigation, Year 20
Marshall ROC
2,0002,000Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rising1,2751,275Commemorative Events0
Louisville Rising8,3988,398Commemorative Events0
Junkyard Social Club25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Studio Arts Boulder22,46422,464Nonprofit Support0
Mile High United Way33,51633,516Nonprofit Support0
Association for Community Living Serving Boulder & Broomfield Counties45,71345,713Nonprofit Support0
St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Impact on Education125,000125,000Nonprofit Support0
Jewish Family Service of Colorado83,13883,138Nonprofit Support0
Via Mobility Services25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Our Front Porch30,58530,585Nonprofit Support0
Sister Carmen Community Center73,32573,325Nonprofit Support0
Sloyd Experience14,00014,000Nonprofit Support0
Humane Society of Boulder Valley28,00028,000Nonprofit Support0
"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County25,00025,000Nonprofit Support0
Community Cycles13,00213,002Nonprofit Support0
Boulder Watershed Collective9,0009,000Nonprofit Support0
Impact on Education50,00050,000Nonprofit Support0
Resource Central325,000325,000Garden In A Box0
Boulder County2,000,0002,000,000Debris Removal0
Jewish Family Service252,000252,000Boulder County Crisis Counceling Program0
Impact Development Fund250,000250,000Unmet Needs Administration0
Impact Development Fund5,000,0002,500,000Housing Support Program2,500,000
Jewish Family Service900,000450,000Boulder County Crisis Counceling450,000
United Policy Holders115,000115,000Insurance Navigation0
Total Approved
43,113,416
35,187,463
 7,925,954
*As of 4/1/2024

Support Provided*

*As of 4/1/2024

Thank you for supporting the Boulder County Wildfire Fund

To donate online, follow the link below give now. 

Donate Now >> 

If you would like to send a check directly to the Wildfire Fund please include Wildfire Fund in the memo line and send to:

Community Foundation Boulder County
1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
 

Is my donation tax deductible?

All donations to Community Foundation Boulder County, including to the Wildfire Fund, are tax deductible.

Our Tax ID (EIN):

84-1171836

 

How Are Fees Assessed On My Donation?

CFBC earns a 2% administrative fee on all incoming gifts to help cover the costs of operating the fund. 

Additional transaction fees for online donations vary depending on the donation site. 

  • Colorado Gives: 2% 

  • Network for Good: 3%