One Valley Many Voices

CFGV’s Mission, Vision, and Values


The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley strengthens and enriches the community through engaged philanthropy, thoughtful grantmaking, strategic education, and collaborative leadership.


The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley envisions a dynamic culture of giving in which the full range of human needs is addressed by the community it serves.


With Donor Intent paramount, four fundamental values guide the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley: Integrity, Stewardship, Transparency, and Inclusivity.

We preserve the public trust through independent governance, objectivity, and honest leadership.

We are responsible stewards who manage and grow our varied resources with wisdom and compassion.

We are open and forthright with one another, donors, grantees, and the community.  We practice the highest standards of conduct and ethics in all we do.

We embrace access, equity, and diversity as affirming the essential humanity of all people and as being basic to healthy community life.