The Colorado Association of Funders is a nonprofit organization for private foundations, community foundations, family foundations, corporate funders, federated funds and workplace giving programs. We honor the diverse missions of our members while working toward shared goals that advance philanthropy and benefit Colorado.
View our informational brochure about who we are and what we do.
Our mission is to bring people, information and resources together to promote effective and responsible philanthropy in Colorado
Who we are
- The Colorado Association of Funders serves as a leader and partner in building connections and strengthening philanthropy on behalf of the foundation community, the broader nonprofit sector and the people of Colorado.
- We bring together foundations and other funders to share expertise, leverage resources and increase their impact in communities across the state.
What we do
- The Colorado Association of Funders offers networking opportunities, educational programs, peer groups and tools to ensure members stay informed about critical, timely issues and innovations in grantmaking.
- We initiate research projects and employ the web, print, video and social media to raise awareness about the collective impact of Colorado's foundation sector.
- We represent funders in the community by cultivating relationships with stakeholders in government, business and the nonprofit sector.
- We collaborate with partner organizations on forums and the charities they support to build bridges, encourage dialogue and increase understanding.
- We serve as a leading voice with policymakers at local, state and national levels on issues affecting Colorado philanthropy.
Learn more about the benefits of membership and how to join.
The Colorado Association of Funders was formed in the early 1970s (then called the Association of Colorado Foundations) with a few representatives from local foundations who recognized the value in sharing expertise, skills and experiences.
The Colorado Association of Funders was incorporated and received its nonprofit, 501(c)(3), status in 2003.
The association is a member of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Our annual reports provide more information about the organization, its programs and benefits.