Archive for November, 2018

New team member at CAF

  • November 28, 2018
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email hidden; JavaScript is required joins our team as Rural Network Director and leads our Rural Funders Learning Network, focusing on increasing our statewide presence. She has a proven track record in leading networks of funders and more than 20 years of deep experience working in communities, with government, nonprofits and philanthropy. She joined CAF from The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, where she spent five-and-a-half years managing an eight-state funder network. Intermountain West Funder Network. Here previous experience includes working with the head of school and board of directors at the American School of El Salvador, leading community impact efforts for the State of Colorado and nine counties to advance youth development through the OMNI Institute; and collaborative, community-based strategic planning and visioning initiatives for towns and cities throughout the United States through her work with the community services division of the National Civic League.

Learn more about Amy Swiatek here.

What is the role of foundations in Opportunity Zones?

  • November 14, 2018
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Colorado Rural Opportunity Zones: A Generational Opportunity for Rural Colorado
Funder Webinar
December 13, 2018 
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. 
The new federal tax law created “Opportunity Zones,” which will offer significant incentives for those who make long-term investments in rural and low-income urban areas. Colorado alone has 126 of these zones, with the majority located outside of the Front Range metro areas.
Join our Colorado Rural Funders Learning Network for a funder webinar to learn more about Opportunity Zones in rural areas of Colorado.
Paul Major, President and CEO, Telluride Foundation
Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

We’ll be discussing:

  1. What drove the Opportunity Zone legislation and how Colorado selected its zones;
  2. Rural investment opportunities in energy, businesses, real estate;
  3. How foundations can be involved by providing funding for local investment prospectuses and expert investment staff, supporting community engagement and organizing, and providing program-related and mission-related investments.