Do you have a desire to spread the good?

The Weld Community Foundation oversees a collection of charitable funds that give back to our community by way of gifts, grants, and scholarships. So partnering with us supports the vital ways we enrich our very own backyard.

You can donate directly to the Foundation’s Impact Fund or give to any fund we currently hold at the Foundation.

Or you might be interested in creating your own charitable fund. The Foundation can help you develop something incredible; fulfilling your philanthropic dreams and passions. Information is below.

give to our impact fund

The Impact Fund held at the Foundation was created and built up by donors like you! The fund’s assets are currently over $2 million, which means each year the fund is able to contribute to our community from money earned and directly impact areas of most pressing need. Some recent examples, in 2020, $75,000 was given for Covid 19-Relief to nonprofits. In 2022, a grant was given for an installation in the new LINC (Library and Innovation Center) being built in downtown Greeley, CO.

donate to a fund of your choice

Are you looking for a specific fund held at the Foundation? It may be a scholarship fund or a nonprofit endowment that someone referred you to, asking for support. You can look up the fund and contribute here.

start a fund

Let the Foundation know about the causes you care about
and tailor a chartable fund specifically for you. There are a lot of incredible options out there and we can help you make sense of them. Call us and schedule an appointment at 970-304-9970.

another way to give: Strong Bond Society

The Strong Bond Society is a means to recognize and thank people who leave a gift in their estate plans to the Foundation. Society members are invited to special events and are recognized in a published roster (with the option to remain anonymous). Many types of assets can be accepted as gifts. Contact the Foundation if you’re interested in building permanent, charitable capital for this place you call home!

now accepting donations of cryptocurrency

Weld Community Foundation’s Impact Fund is now accepting donations of Cryptocurrency. The Foundation is partnering with a third-party platform to accept 39 cryptocurrencies. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are tax-deductible. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Note that you may need to file Form 8283 and get an appraisal for your donation. Follow the prompts on the link below to give. 

donor stories of good

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

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Hubert and Mary Littler had a heart for kids and they decided to help the youth of Weld County. They established their endowment fund at

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The story begins with Lexi’s older sister: Several years ago, a tragedy occurred when 15 year-old University Schools student, Annessa, died.  To honor Annessa’s memory,

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types of assets we accept: gifts of now & later

We welcome gifts of cash, which includes checks and online gifts using a credit or debit card, but we also encourage donors to consider making gifts of appreciated assets. These could be securities, such as stocks and bonds or mutual funds. We also accept gifts from retirement funds, including charitable rollover gifts (click on pdf as to how to do this) to meet required minimum distributions. We accept cryptocurrencies of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. Plus, you can name Weld Community Foundation as a beneficiary (or secondary beneficiary) of your retirement fund, your life insurance policy or your bank or brokerage account. Be sure to designate Weld Community Foundation as the beneficiary or payee and note the desired fund name.

Some gifts will need reviewing before we can accept them. This includes gifts of closely held stock, life insurance policies that are not fully paid policies and real property, which should have a minimum value of $100,000 after sale and reasonably be sold within six months. We can also consider gifts of charitable remainder trusts or charitable lead trusts, retained life tenancy in a residence, ranch, or farm or bargain sales.