30 Years of Inspired Philanthropy
Community Shares is Colorado's Community Giving Fund. We have been broadening charitable choice in workplace giving campaigns in Colorado for 30 years. One dollar at a time, one donor at a time, we have collected more than $30 million for local investment in Colorado nonprofits.
The definition of the word “philanthropist” is fairly simple: One who actively promotes human well-being. However, when we hear the word “philanthropist” our minds often jump to the most extreme examples; we think of black and white photos of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, the names that grace our buildings, theaters and streets, and the new generation of billion dollar givers.
Why do we look outside ourselves to define something we each do every day? At Community Shares, we encourage you to see yourself as an “everyday philanthropist.”
As our diverse and inclusive community of donors display, philanthropists don't just exist in black and white photos and memories; philanthropists live in bold colors in our vital and vibrant community.
Community Shares Wins 2015 BBB Torch Award
Our former CEO, Alyssa Kopf, shared, "This award is a tremendous validation of our commitment to values-based leadership. Our definition of integrity - intentionally earning the trust of those we serve each day - guides all of our decisions and actions. To be recognized for 'trust, performance, and integrity' is an especially meaningful honor."
We are so proud of the entire Community Shares team - our staff, board members, worksite partners, member nonprofits, and community of stakeholders - for this honor for our shared work! Thank you for choosing Community Shares as your partner in philanthropy!
Community Shares is able to put more dollars in the hands of front-line nonprofits thanks to donors like you. For every $1 you give, we generate $15 in community giving to nonprofits.