Fri Nov 5th, 2021
Tags: Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, La Plata County nonprofits, local charities, Southwest Colorado, Southwest Colorado Gives, The Community Foundation
The serving Southwest Colorado spearheads a regional effort to promote local participation in Colorado Gives Day, which is Dec. 7, 2021. Beginning next week on November 1, donors may schedule their donations in advance in support of causes they care about through swcogives.org.
Southwest Colorado Gives is a safe, secure, and easy platform for donors to contribute online to local nonprofits. Last year on Colorado Gives Day $50 million was donated statewide, with almost $500,000 going to nonprofits in our five-county region. The regional platform, swcogives.org, features more than 100 nonprofits. This year the local giving goal is to exceed $525,000.
“Over the past 20 months we have seen a tremendous amount of generosity in response to various pandemic impacts – from housing and food security to animal protection, arts and culture to youth support – all sectors are seeing increased demand,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. “We anticipate a high level of need and a high level of giving to continue throughout 2021 in support of upcoming Giving Tuesday, Colorado Gives Day and year-end appeals.”
The Community Foundation encourages charitable giving that keeps dollars local. Southwest Colorado Gives is an opportunity for donors in our region to support the nonprofits that are making a difference in local communities. The site, swcogives.org, offers donors a well-vetted array of nonprofits to choose from. Scheduled donations will run from Nov. 1 for about six weeks until Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 7.
SW Colorado Gives is sponsored locally by First Southwest Bank and the Ballantine Family Fund.
For more information visit www.swcogives.org or call 970-375-5807.
The following La Plata County nonprofits are participating on the platform and able to receive online donations (additional nonprofits from our region are located in Archuleta, Montezuma and Dolores counties):
Any of these nonprofits would be happy to be contacted to discuss their efforts to increase local participation in Colorado Gives Day.