Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary with $20,000 impact grants |

Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary with $20,000 impact grants

Tedi Gillespie

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) plans to make a number of $20,000 grants available for nonprofit initiatives across the western Colorado region.

The 20th Anniversary Fund grants are made possible through a $50,000 challenge grant from the Boettcher Foundation with matching funds from WCCF donors and community members. The Boettcher Foundation generously awarded the challenge grant on the occasion of WCCF’s 20th anniversary. This grant is also in honor of Tim Schultz, who is retiring after 22 years of leading the Boettcher Foundation. Born in Grand Junction, he has been a long-time supporter of WCCF and a staunch advocate for initiatives that strengthen rural Colorado communities. The goal of the 20th Anniversary Fund is to support innovative projects in western Colorado where organizations collaborate to address unmet community needs.

Interested organizations should submit a brief letter of interest (LOI) by June 30. Full information and LOIs are available at or by emailing Tedi Gillespie, Grants and Community Outreach Director at

The Western Colorado Community Foundation is celebrating 20 years of managing charitable funds for community good across the seven counties it serves, including Ouray County. Currently, the Community Foundation manages 230 charitable funds totaling nearly $60 million in assets, and awards over $2.5 million in grants and scholarships annually.

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