A Podcast about Belonging in an Age of Social Isolation

Weld Found Podcast

Weld Community Foundation has sponsored the production of a podcast about true community.  It’s a highly-produced, story-driven series focused on philanthropy, history, current events, county leaders and culture in WELD county. The content will ask questions, inspire, and drive people to seek out the heart of what is means to belong to a place.  We […]

Why the Big Evolution in Our Branding?

Weld Community Foundation Logo

Why the new name and new look? We’re still the same trusted and respected Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. The name has served us well, but let’s be honest, the name was certainly more than a mouthful and took even longer to write it out. And it was too long to fit into […]

The Donors Sit Next to the Students

It was special: dozens of donors who’d started scholarship funds sat around the tables with student recipients.  There was a program and names were announced, people spoke and photo opps were captured, but perhaps most unique about the Community Foundation Scholarship Reception was seeing donors who are investing into Weld County’s future sitting next to the students […]

Envision and New Lifts

It’s all about a healthy living environment! A grant for $2,500 helped Envision buy and install two electric power lifts. Huge thank you to the Byron and Margaret Brown Endowment Fund, held at the Foundation, for making this ongoing vision of “creating a healthy living environment” possible.  The lifts allow staff to safely transfer someone […]

Salida del Sol Mural

Art can be an incredible, educational experience!  Salida del Sol Academy is a K-8 public charter school that opened in September 2014. It is the only dual language (Spanish-English) school in Weld County.  Thanks to the combined generosity of several grants from the Foundation (Arts Alive! and Litter Youth Fund), Greeley artist Armando Silva was […]

Weld Recovers Fund

In March it was apparent that 2020 was going to be a year of navigating challenges. The Weld Community Foundation and the United Way of Weld County partnered together, just as they had for the 2013 flood relief efforts, and created the Weld Recovers Fund. An initial gift from the Foundation’s Impact Fund of $75,000 […]

A Scholarship Celebrates 20 Years of Supporting Students

The Sason’s Fund Scholarship was established by family members in 2001 after the tragic and accidental death of Sason Sharify, a respected high school math teacher, athlete, and coach.  In 2021, the fund marked an incredible 20 years of helping students, so we reached out to Sason’s family with some questions. The answers that Robert, […]

A Non-Traditional Student Gets the Help She Needs

“I will be graduating from Aims Community College in the Fall of 2020, and I must say, as I sit here writing this letter, appreciation does not even begin to express how I feel. I am considered a non-traditional student. I am almost 30 years old, a female and a veteran. School has always been […]

A First Generation Student Scholarship

“This scholarship, and what it stands for, and who it represents, means the world to me,”  writes Dario Garcia.  In 2016 a new scholarship was set up at the Foundation. In honor of Mary Lou Martinez (pictured left), the scholarship is awarded to first generation students looking to further their education.    Ironically, Mary Lou […]

The Sacred Work of Suicide Prevention

Rick and Barb Jenkins crossed paths with the Community Foundation in a time of great personal tragedy. In May of 2007 their beautiful, intelligent and compassionate daughter Alison took her own life. Through their despair, Rick and Barb decided that Alison’s memory would best be served by starting a scholarship fund in her memory, thus […]