Our Values


Our Commitment to

Racial Justice

Community Shares stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and believes it is our daily obligation to work as individuals and an organization to create equitable, free, and just lives for our Black friends, colleagues, neighbors, and communities. We commit to continuous learning and improvement in our organization, through our work, and with our partners. We commit to the task of dismantling systemic racism to build a shared anti-racist future.

Community Shares prioritizes intentional partnerships that build a more socially and racially just Colorado. We consistently work to center anti-racism in the work we do and through the nonprofits we fund. This means nonprofits that choose to work with us actively support the ideals and efforts to build a more inclusive and equitable Colorado.

We lead with our values and our vision of shared progress for our community. We stand with our member nonprofits working on the front lines for justice, particularly justice for Black and Indigenous communities and People of Color.

By funding the work and amplifying the vital stories of our member nonprofits, we ensure donors across Colorado see and understand which organizations are doing the critical work of advancing social justice. 

Community Shares is resilient and relentless in our pursuit to ensure causes like racial justice, immigrant rights, civil rights, reproductive justice, health equity, food justice, access to education & the arts, and wildlife & environmental conservation are all part of the dialogue in our community, in our philanthropy, and in our workplaces.

Our Commitment to

Financial Clarity

Since 1986, Community Shares has connected Coloradans to the causes and charities they care about most.  Our guiding principles continue to drive us in managing effective and inclusive workplace giving campaigns.

Guiding Principles:

  • Choice in Giving
  • Local Significance
  • Membership Diversity
  • Financial Clarity

Your Paycheck Contribution
Community Shares works directly with your workplace to ensure that your gift reaches the nonprofit organizations you choose. Paycheck contribution withholdings from your payroll department are received throughout the year and Community Shares distributes donations to your designated nonprofits on a quarterly basis. 

At Community Shares, all gifts are welcome and all designations are honored with no minimum donation amount.  We serve as the proud partner of all people who are ready and willing to work together to make a difference.

Member Excellence
We believe in local nonprofit organizations to build a more vital and vibrant Colorado.  Community Shares supports our member nonprofits by annually reviewing and certifying them for participation in workplace giving campaigns.  Community Shares’ Member Excellence Standards ensure that donors, like you, can trust that your donation continues to support excellent and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Transparency and Trust
Nothing is more important than your trust. Community Shares is committed to best practices in workplace giving campaigns and managing all donations with financial clarity. Community Shares retains a campaign management fee up to 15% on donations made through the worksite campaign. Thanks to the generous underwriting support of our corporate partners, we retain a management fee on our annual net campaign total of approximately 10%. Our member nonprofits are aware of this fee and recognize it as a low cost, highly effective opportunity to reach new audiences and donors.

Tax Deduction Eligibility
Donations made through workplace giving are eligible for a deduction on your annual income tax.  IRS reporting laws require you to provide a copy of your pledge form and a copy of your last pay stub of the year showing the total amount withheld as a charitable contribution.

Our Commitment to

Privacy and Data Security

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. 

The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Community Shares of Colorado's website. On some pages, you can register for trainings or seminars, RSVP for events, and make online donations. The types of personal information collected on these pages may include:

Email Address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information

The Way We Use Information:
We us the information you provide to complete your registration, track your RSVP, or complete your online donation. We do not share this information with outside parties. We will use your email address to share our newsletter with you, which you may unsubscribe from at any time by clicking here, and letting us know that you would like to be removed from our email list.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online. 

How You Can Access Your Information
You can access all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online by clicking here to email us. We will schedule a phone call with you to review your information. If you would like to update your information, please click here and let us know what you would like to update.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections. We can confirm donations amounts, dates, and payment type over the phone, however, we will never share detailed payment information over the phone. 

How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 303.861.7507 or click here to email us.