Online platform now accepting donations to support local charities

Photo Credit: The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado spearheads a regional effort to promote local participation in Colorado Gives Day, which is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Beginning on Nov. 1, donors may schedule their donations in advance in support of causes they care about through  

Southwest Colorado Gives is a safe, secure, and easy platform for donors to contribute online to local nonprofits. Last year on Colorado Gives Day $55 million was donated statewide, with almost $500,000 going to nonprofits in our five-county region. The regional platform,, features more than 100 nonprofits. This year the local giving goal is to exceed $550,000.   

“Since, 2017, we have seen tremendous growth in the number of nonprofits that have joined the Southwest Colorado Gives platform — from housing and food security to animal protection, arts and culture to youth support — all sectors are part of the Local Giving Local Living movement,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. “The level of giving has increased from $209,000.00 in 2017 to almost $500,000 in 2021, which showcases the generosity of our local communities.” 

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,, 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. 6. 

Southwest Colorado Gives is sponsored locally by First Southwest Bank and the Ballantine Family Fund. 

For more information visit or call 970.375.5807. 

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