Colorado's Community Giving Fund

Connecting Coloradans to charities and causes they care about.


Whether you are building a social impact program, growing your nonprofit, or seeking funding...


Community Shares of Colorado is your partner.


July 1, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Community Shares Member Application Now Open!

Every year, we complete an annual membership application process during the months of July-November. Our membership application process aims to assess both membership diversity and quality partnerships that enhance our philanthropic initiatives and shared values.

The application process for nonprofits looking to join in 2025 opened on July 1, 2024 and will close on August 9, 2024. If you haven't used Survey Monkey Apply before, you'll need to create an account before getting started.

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NPI Grant Program

Grant Opportunity for Dolores, El Paso, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, San Juan, Teller and Weld County  Nonprofits!

The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program is for small nonprofits in historically-marginalized communities that need help building capacity following COVID-19. Applications open July 5, 2023.

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Nonprofit Support

Community Shares of Colorado partners with our member nonprofits to build capacity, generate revenue through workplace giving, and provide professional development.

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Our 2024 Membership application is now open! Click the button below to be directed to the application. All applications are due by 5pm on Friday, August 11, 2023.

2024 Membership Application

Social Impact Services

Community Shares of Colorado is your partner for corporate social impact: workplace giving, matching gift programs, and more. Our new ElevateGive platform is your tool for managing your employee giving.

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Programs & Events

Get Involved. Get Educated. Get Registered.

We regularly offer professional development opportunities through our Executive Leadership Institute, cause area cohort gatherings, Summer Learning Series, and other pop-up webinars. Check out our upcoming trainings and special events for more information and registration.

Trainings Events

The Community Shares Story

Our mission, history, and values.

Community Shares connects Coloradans to charities and causes they care about most. In 1986, 12 Colorado nonprofits joined together to change the face of workplace giving.  Originally called The Alternative Fund, our organization gave a home to nonprofit organizations that did not fit the mold of existing workplace giving federations. 

Since our inception in 1986, Community Shares of Colorado has been a leader in community-based philanthropy.  Our commitment to inclusiveness and equity extends to our qualifications for nonprofit membership in our community giving fund.


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Any Community Shares of Colorado team member is happy to help answer your questions or direct you to the right person.
Looking for a specific member of the team? Check out our staff directory.  

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