Unless otherwise designated, all gifts received through our Annual Donor Program are treated as unrestricted gifts.
Why are unrestricted gifts critical to our work? Our communities’ needs are constantly changing and evolving. Today’s concerns give way to tomorrow’s issues. A robust operating fund allows the Telluride Foundation to continue to strategically and efficiently address the communities’ most pressing needs. Unrestricted gifts also support the Foundation’s Community Grants Program which awards on average $1.4M annually supporting 70+ regional nonprofits.
By giving an unrestricted gift, donors can be assured their charitable gift will always serve a vital purpose, even as the community changes and evolves. Unrestricted gifts can be made through the Foundation’s multi-tiered donor program:
Friends of Telluride donors give a minimum of $30,000 annually for 4 years.
Gold Hill donors give a minimum of $10,000 annually for 4 years.
Bridal Veil donors give a minimum of $2,500 annually for 4 years.
First Tracks donors give a minimum of $1,500 annually for 4 years.