Simple Idea. Lasting Impact

Help Us Raise A Minimum of $100,000 For The Chaffee County Emergency Response Fund

Public Match Campaign

In order to incentivize philanthropic giving, each municipality in Chaffee will publicly commit and execute an investment in CCCF’s ERF as a matching challenge to the Chaffee community at large. Those community members who are not facing economic hardships from the public health measures taken to slow the spread of the disease COVID-19 will be asked to make tax deductible contributions to match the municipal ERF donations at least dollar-for-dollar.

Chaffee County Community Foundation is taking donations for folks looking to give locally in response the coronavirus. This fund is designed to fill in gaps in public assistance for individuals, families, organizations, and businesses who are being affected adversely by the public health decisions being made to control the spread of COVID-19.

Simple idea. Lasting Impact

The Chaffee County Community Foundation connects individuals, families and businesses with people and nonprofits committed to doing good in our county. In short, we make it easier for generous people to accomplish more with their gifts in our community.

Municipal & Institutional Partners:

  • City of Salida (confirmed by Council vote on 3/20) …………………….. $25,000 +$3,000
    (+ $3,000 already under CCCF management)
  • Town of Buena Vista (pending Trustee vote on 3/24) …………………. $25,000 +$7,000
    (+ $7,000 already under CCCF management)
  • Town of Poncha Springs (being considered on 3/23) …………………. $ TBD
  • Salida Schools (confirmed by board vote 3/20) …………………………. $20,000
  • Total Municipal Matching Challenge: $ 80,000

Pre-Launch Donors: Recognizing that any public fundraising campaign is more effective when it
launches with already-pledged participation, CCCF has secured the following commitments.
[As of the date of this draft, there are other pending requests, but these listed here are confirmed.]

      • Fertile Ground Fund ……………………………….. $15,000
      • High Country Bank …………………………………. $5,000
      • Don and Pam Dubin Charitable Fund ……….. $10,000
      • Collegiate Peaks Bank ……………………………. $2,000
      • Legacy Bank …………………………………………. $1,000
      • TBK Bank ……………………………………………… $1,000
      • Total Pre-Launch Pledges: ……………. $34,000

Since 3/22, CCCF has received $25,000+ from 90+ donors!

TOTAL current level of donations or commitments to ERF = $139,000

The overall goal of this public campaign is to raise a total of a minimum of $200,000.