How To Support Your Community And Give Back (on Colorado Gives Day)

Community First Foundation and FirstBank have also contracted to create a $1 Million motive Fund for Colorado Gives Day. The motive fund is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country, and proportionally increases the value of every dollar donated

Community First Foundation

The Community First Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in the country, distributing more than $325 million in grants each year. Community First Foundation believes that giving and investing are a part of who we are as individuals, families and businesses. Every dollar donated is invested in changing lives through education, disease prevention and health care. The Community First Foundation mission is to improve lives by encouraging charitable giving, establishing, enhancing and coordinating charitable funds and facilitating charitable giving. For more information about the Community First Foundation, visit First Bank First Bank is dedicated to the communities it serves.

First Bank

Funds raised by the Incentive Fund are available to nonprofits that meet strict criteria. After the conclusion of Colorado Gives Day, the maximum available funds will be divvied up among the nonprofits that raised the most during the campaign. Colorado Gives Day Colorado Gives Day, the state’s largest annual online giving day, is May 2, 2018. The campaign raised more than $64 million for more than 200,000 nonprofits statewide this year, a 22 percent increase over the previous record. The campaign has raised more than $200 million since it began in 2010, all of which has been donated to Colorado nonprofit organizations through First Bank. To take advantage of the Incentive Fund, visit

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day (CGGD) is a 24-hour online giving event that kicks off December 2 and ends December 5. In partnership with the Community First Foundation, First Bank, and the Colorado Gives Foundation, more than 1,900 nonprofit organizations have planned 4,000 Colorado Gives Day projects that benefit Coloradoans across the state. First Bank President & CEO, Todd Macules stated, “The First Bank team is proud to support Colorado Gives Day, our third year as a sponsor of this important event. Our foundation has pledged to match all donations made to our program up to $1 million dollars, this partnership is a great opportunity to enhance the impact of our community investments for years to come.

Supporting your community

Supporting nonprofits in the San Luis Valley Donate to First Bank Colorado Gives Day Colorado Gives Day began in 2011 as a part of the nationwide 501(c)(3) charitable giving day, which originated in Colorado Springs. In 2016, Colorado Gives Day raised $15 million for nonprofits across the state. In 2018, Colorado Gives Day will take place on Tuesday, December 4th. The one-day giving initiative has raised more than $35 million in its seven-year history, representing $1.5 million every day. That equates to more than $20 million in charitable donations per month to Colorado nonprofit organizations. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our community to give back to local nonprofits and support the needs of our neighbors and friends,” said Amy Matinee, CEO of First Bank.

Giving back to your community

“This year we’ll be celebrating Colorado Gives Day in a very unique way. It’ll be our first-ever $1 Million Incentive Fund, launched specifically for Colorado Gives Day. We can’t wait to see the generosity of our community during this day of giving,” said Chelsea Strieber, Director of Community and Philanthropy, Community First Foundation. “We’re also thrilled to colleague with First Bank to create the motive Fund and to make it a meaningful way for our donors to give back, mostly during this time of year when community and giving are so closely linked.” How to donate Simply donate to your favorite nonprofit today on You can also donate in-store or via phone by calling 800-575-CARE (2273), visiting your local bank or checking out the Colorado Gives website.


Colorado Gives Day is a holiday centered on philanthropy. Everyone who registers on from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 (a generous 72-hour period) receives exclusive access to incentives and unique holiday deals. This year, more than 3,000 nonprofits are registered to raise funds on this day for their causes in Colorado. A few examples: • A celebration of education • The fight against hunger • Increase in funding for pediatric health services Colorado Gives Day is a celebration of giving by those who support Colorado nonprofits. They give back, the communities they serve are stronger, and Colorado Gives Day is proof that people come together for a good cause. This year, people in Colorado can give to hundreds of nonprofits with Colorado Gives Day.

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