The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area invites Coloradans to support historical preservation efforts by donating on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2020.

Community First Foundation and FirstBank present Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving platform. Donors can easily search for our profile on the site and make safe and secure donations.

 

“Colorado Gives Day is one of our most important fundraisers of the year. Donations help us do more to support the community and continue to promote, preserve, protect, and interpret our profound cultural and historical resources,” says Julie Chacon, executive director of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area “Our goal is to raise $5,000 this year, which is a big part of our annual operating budget. We also want to get a share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. ”

 

$1 Million Incentive Fund

Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

 

Community First Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to fueling the power of community to drive positive change, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day for the past eight years. By making fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors, it is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Last year, $39.6 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours.

 

For more information about the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, please visit sangreheritage.org. For more information about Colorado Gives Day, please visit ColoradoGivesDay.org.

About the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

With 11,000 years of documented human habitation, the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a crossroads of the centuries. Here a unique blend of Native American, Hispano and Anglo settlement is reflected in the diversity of the people, art and traditions. The geographic isolation of our high desert valley and the peoples’ enduring ties to the land have given rise to a rich cultural heritage and ensured its preservation. At the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, it is our mission to promote, preserve, and protect our vital cultural resources. For more information, visit sangreheritage.org

About Community First Foundation

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.

 

About FirstBank
FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank, operates more than 115 locations in Arizona, Colorado and California and serves more than 750,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit efirstbank.com.