Colorado Gives Day 2020 is December 8
Colorado Gives Day, a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Starting November 1., you can schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation at ColoradoGives.org
Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour day of giving to show support and gratitude to the nonprofits that work tirelessly to sustain Colorado communities.
“Many nonprofits have served as first responders during COVID and it has placed a tremendous burden on their resources. Other nonprofits, like museums and theaters, have lost revenue because of the shut down and social distancing.” said Kelly Dunkin, president and CEO of Community First Foundation, the organization that runs the event. “Colorado Gives Day is our chance to support and show gratitude for the nonprofits that keep Colorado wonderful. They need us more than ever this year.”
Since its inception in 2010, Colorado Gives Day has raised $257 million for Colorado nonprofits, making it among the most successful giving days in the nation. Last year alone, donors gave more than 165,407 individual donations to 2,610 nonprofits totaling $40 million, breaking all previous records.
“As a longtime corporate partner, it’s been an honor to witness the growth in statewide giving year-after-year and the monumental impact it’s made on our communities,” said Brian Larson, Regional President of FirstBank. “The $40 million raised in 2019 goes a long way toward supporting Colorado nonprofits, and we’re hopeful Colorado Gives Day 2020 will have an even greater imprint.”
Donors can search for local charities from any page on ColoradoGives.org to learn more and donate on Colorado Gives Day. Starting November 1, 2020, donors can also schedule their Colorado Gives Day donations.
More information on Colorado Gives Day 2020 is available online at ColoradoGives.org. For statistics on last year’s Colorado Gives Day and year-over-year comparisons, please visit ColoradoGives.org/Data&Reports.
About Community First Foundation
Community First Foundation strives to connect ideas, people and resources to create lasting community solutions. Since 1975, we’ve been dedicated to listening to all voices, sharing big ideas, and co-creating innovative strategies. We help donors with philanthropic planning, support nonprofits with grants and resources, and build resilient and thriving communities through connection. More about Community First Foundation.
FirstBank began providing banking services in Colorado in 1963. Today, the bank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates more than 115 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona, and California. FirstBank offers a variety of checking accounts, savings accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, and a full range of commercial banking services, including financing, treasury management and deposit accounts. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a leader in corporate philanthropy, contributing more than $65 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving all employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its Employee Stock Ownership Program. For more information, visit www.efirstbank.com. More about FirstBank.