Embrace the spirit of giving! Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 7th.
Colorado Gives Day makes good happen for more than 3,000 local nonprofits. What began in 2010 has grown to one of the largest giving days in the US. In 2020, the annual statewide movement raised more than $50 million in 24 hours. This celebration of giving helps donors give where they live to the causes they care about most.
This year’s $1.6 Million Incentive Fund is made possible by Community First Foundation, FirstBank, and other community members. It increases the donation proportionally and is one of the largest in the country!
Here’s an example of how it works: If a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1.6 Million Incentive Fund.*
Example Calculation: Individual Nonprofit’s Amount Raised ($10,000) divided by the Total Amount Raised on Gives Day ($10,000,000) x the Total Amount in Incentive Fund ($1,600,000) = Individual Nonprofit’s Share of Incentive Fund ($1,600*).
In case you need a little help deciding where to donate on December 7th, here are some of the local nonprofits we are proud to support here at RSS.
A Precious Child
A Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty. They work with more than 546 Agency Partners throughout eight Denver Metro counties including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and Weld to identify children and families in the most need of their services. To make a Colorado Gives Day donation to A Precious Child, click HERE.
Project Angel Heart
Project Angel Heart uses the power of food as medicine to improve health and well-being for people living with cancer, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and other serious illnesses. Each week, their professional chefs and volunteers prepare and deliver delicious, medically tailored meals to 1,400+ Coloradans. To make a Colorado Gives Day donation, please click HERE.
Flatirons Habitat for Humanity
In these difficult and unstable times, it’s a reminder of how important home is. Too many families in our community are cost burdened or living in overcrowded conditions. Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is committed to being a solution by offering affordable housing solutions in our community. To make a Colorado Gives Day donation to Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, please click HERE.
Food Bank of the Rockies
Your gift allows Food Bank of the Rockies to nourish families facing hunger. Every dollar you share helps them provide four meals and immeasurable hope to people who worry where they’ll find their next meal. Please give as generously as you can; thank you! To make a Colorado Gives Day donation to Food Bank of the Rockies, please click HERE.
Donations to FISH help prevent hunger and homelessness. FISH has seen a dramatic increase in the need for services, primarily due to skyrocketing housing costs and low wages. As a result, they distributed 45% more food and provided more than $1.3 million in direct assistance to stabilize families. To make a Colorado Gives Day donation to Broomfield Fish, please click HERE.
Westminster Legacy Foundation
Westminster Legacy Foundation rallies resources within our community to improve the quality of life for all Westminster citizens. Through philanthropy, integrity, leadership and collaboration, they identify and connect community resources to ensure that every Westminster citizen has the potential to thrive. To make a Colorado Gives Day donation to Westminster Legacy Foundation, please click HERE.
After the past two years of hardship, it’s more important than ever that we band together to help those in need. No matter where you choose to give today, give generously and with your whole heart!