TELLURIDE, CO – Whether you love animals, support early childhood education the arts, the environment, libraries, or have other philanthropic interests, Colorado Gives is a way for you to give back to your community and support our hardworking regional nonprofits. Colorado Gives kicks off the holiday season and goes through December 10, 2019. The Foundation encourages everyone to log-on to www.coloradogives.org and contribute to their favorite cause. Donors can find a nonprofit on coloradogives.org by searching name, zip code or by county and give directly to a cause. This is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the Telluride region to give locally and collectively to the community.
The Telluride Foundation has been supporting the good work of local nonprofits and their causes for 19 years and wants to connect community members with nonprofits’ stories, successes, and challenges. Each participating local nonprofit posts their story or an individual project that needs funding. Donors can go to www.coloradogives.org and select which organizations to fund and what amount to give; donors may give to many or a single cause. One-hundred percent of all donations go to charity (minus a processing fee charged by the credit card companies). Giving is live now and will end at midnight on December 10, 2019.
KOTO Community Radio is promoting Colorado Gives and will be highlighting local participating nonprofits and broadcasting information and updates all day on Monday, December 9th. We are calling this day of KOTO Programming, “Telluride Gives” day as part of “Colorado Gives,” as this is the day the Telluride Foundation, nonprofits and KOTO will be reminding the Telluride community to give prior to the deadline on December 10th. Colorado Gives Day is the perfect opportunity to listen, learn and be inspired. Every year, people drive from all corners of the region to share stories about the incredible work they’re doing and the people they serve. It’s become one of our favorite days of programming at KOTO,” said Cara Pallone, Executive Director of KOTO Community Radio.
This year, the Telluride Foundation has partnered with Colorado Gives in place of a local only giving day, which it has hosted for the past eight years. The Foundation hopes that local nonprofits participating will benefit from Colorado Gives, which is a well-established giving platform that provides a greater reach, more media attention and incentives for all participants. “In past years, the local giving day has generated much generosity for the Telluride regional nonprofits; Colorado Gives will expand the opportunity for people to give and support the region,” said Paul Major, President & CEO of the Telluride Foundation. “We thank KOTO Community Radio for broadcasting Colorado Gives and for supporting our participating nonprofit organizations that enrich our lives every day.”
The Telluride Foundation is committed to enriching the quality of life of the residents, workforce, and visitors of the Telluride region. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that makes grants and runs programs in arts, education, health and human services, community development, and social enterprises. The Foundation strives to achieve excellence for the community through its mission and core values of inclusion, self-reliance, and innovation. Our work is funded through the generous support of hundreds of donors as well as grants from state and national foundations. Pease visit www.telluridefoundation.org.