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How does CFGV work for the Community?

We operate somewhat like a United Way — using today’s dollars for today’s needs in this high mountain valley where we live and play.

And, we also develop, steward and preserve permanent resources . . . that will sustain and enrich our community far into the future.

CFGV is your Community Foundation and we are “Here for Good” . . . for you, for the nonprofits we help keep strong and

for the communities in the valley we call Paradise.

You have told us that:

1) Nonprofits define the character of our Valley,

and 2) everyone can be a philanthropist.


We believe you!  And we invite you to make a difference today that will last forever.

Community Grants

Bella is a young Cora woman who graduated from Gunnison High School in 2019 and she has been working in the valley to help her parents. She has always interpreted for her parents from Cora to English and never realized how talented she was to be able to speak Cora and be an indigenous woman. When she became more involved with the Hispanic Affairs Project, a new door of opportunity opened for her and she started to appreciate her indigenous roots and heritage more. She participated in medical interpreter training, became involved in vaccination efforts for the Coras/Latinos in Gunnison, and is now an active member of our local base committee Inmigrantes Unidos Gunnison. Now she is able to support her family and community in many ways. This is just one example of how the Hispanic Affiairs Project is building leadership and developing the capacity of immigrants to become active participants in their community.

Your gift to Community Grants gives immigrant families like Bella’s more opportunities to grow and thrive in the community we all share.

Your gift does more through CFGV. Enhanced programming for adults with disabilities. More mentorship pairings. Increased stewardship and trail maintenance on our public lands. Access to the arts and early childhood education. Furthering community connections . . . and more. A record $161,000 was awarded in 2021!

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Efforts to build community start with a single word.


Your Gifts In Action!

Through CFGV, your gift goes to work creating a Gunnison Valley where the full range of human needs is addressed by the community…by changing one life at a time.

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What’s Happening at the CFGV?


Upcoming Trainings

Stay tuned to this page for some exciting announcements for 2022 nonprofit trainings!

Summer Benefit Concert

Join us at the I Bar Ranch in Gunnison in 2022! Band and date TBD.

Insights and Inspiration!

2021 Highlights

CFGV accomplished so much in 2021! Learn more about all the wonderful work we did in the Gunnison Valley community.

A Community For All

Ricardo Esqueda has been among those leading the valley’s effort to realize a more welcoming, connected, and inclusive community for all.

Gifts of Stock

Learn more about donating gifts of appreciated stock to support your favorite nonprofits!

Hear the latest and greatest!

Crested Butte News Article – September 3, 2021

Read this terrific article about all CFGV does for the community that appeared in the Crested Butte News on September 3, 2021!

Advancing Equity Grants Announced

CFGV awards grants to six organizations advancing equity conversations in our community

Taylor Canyon Fire Station Groundbreaking Celebrated

July 3rd event brings together canyon residents and project partners

Total Current Funds

Total Assets

Total Dollars Granted (since 2005)

Total Scholarships Awarded

As of June 30, 2021



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How Can Your Gift Help?


Children – building blocks of the future.

Tyler’s mom and dad separated right after he turned three. Being shuffled between his parents’ homes and experiencing different routines and expectations made Tyler angry and unsettled. He soon started preschool and was lashing out verbally and physically at the teachers and other children. 

However, Tyler and his parents were quickly supported by teachers and counselors with positive tools and resources. With consistent routines, curriculum, and a social and emotional development focus, Tyler is a new kid! Happy and engaged, he’s thriving at school and at home.



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