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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SERVING SOUTHWEST COLORADO

Powering Philanthropy to Make a Difference

Durango, CO   |  www.swcommunityfoundation.org

Mission

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado facilitates the growth and effectiveness of philanthropic contributions and expands the culture of giving to meet the needs of our communities.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mrs. Briggen Wrinkle

Main address

PO Box 1673

Durango, CO 81302 USA

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EIN

84-1474900

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Community Foundation envisions a generous, vibrant and inclusive Southwest Colorado with opportunities for all to thrive. We are working to address equity in resource sharing across our region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Solutions

A program designed to create foundation-sponsored projects to increase impact giving in Southwest Colorado. We want to significantly impact early childhood education & care and supportive housing by acting as a convener, big-picture thinker, data and case study collector, as well as a supporter in finding ways to collaborate and share resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations, Community Foundation Accredited 2020

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado works to power philanthropy to make a difference in the lives of others. Currently, we are collecting community donations to deploy to regional organizations in the wake of the global pandemic and the restrictions and closures required to protect the public health and our fragile health care system.

We are working with community stakeholders, including representatives from public health, local governments, school districts, businesses and nonprofits, to prioritize available funds to meet immediate needs in our region, including public health needs and economic impacts.

The Community Foundation team facilitates grant making, strategic giving, opportunities for local philanthropists to meet and discuss personal giving strategies. We assist philanthropists and help them to identify their passion and desired outcomes by connecting them with nonprofits doing work that relates to their desired outcomes. We house more than 60 funds, including the Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).

We have granted nearly $500,000 in emergency funds as of July 2020. We will continue to raise funds and disburse grants as needed and as available.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We regularly survey workshop participants to inform program evaluations and future offerings.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SERVING SOUTHWEST COLORADO

Board of directors
as of 08/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Bonnett

John Arms

Wendy Barney

Sotheby's Realty

Shawn Candelaria

Four Corners Community Bank

Amy Moody

Hillcrest Golf Course

Martha Minot

Cheryl Nixon

Nicole Bonn

Kim Eisner

Elevated Custom Homes

Trent Porter

Priority Financial Partners

Ryan Siggins

SoCo Wood & Windows

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/5/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data