Past Events

Regional Resources and Partnership Building Workshops

CRC hosted online regional workshops to connect nonprofits, government agencies, and funders to provide links to resources, share information, and make connections. Participants will learn what funding and capacity-building resources are available in their regions and build partnerships with one another. 

These were local dialogues between regional and/or county-wide organizations for nonprofits to understand what needs are out there, what resources are available, and to build connections. 

San Luis Valley | August 13, 2020


  • Lupita Garcia, Energy Resource Center
  • Israel García-Humes, La Puente
  • Luke Yoder, Center for Restorative Programs
  • Rebecca Gorrell, Community Resource Center

Rural Funder Development Roundtable Recordings

Community Resource Center provided an introduction to Colorado-based foundations and Program Officers. Funders updated nonprofits on their ongoing grantmaking and priorities relative to COVID-19 as well as long-term strategies.

Boettcher Foundation – Garrett Mayberry, Program Manager

Kenneth King Foundation – Janice Fritsch, President

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

Boettcher Foundation

Kenneth King Foundation

Colorado Health Foundation – Chris Bui, Senior Program Officer

NextFifty Initiative – Lisa Sullivan Clark, Program Officer

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

The Colorado Health Foundation

  • Website
  • Focus areas
  • Racial justice response
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Contact: email hidden; JavaScript is required

NextFifty Initiative

  • Website
  • Funding guidelines
  • COVID response grants awarded
  • Special Initiative 2020 fund
  • Contact: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Additional Resources Mentioned 

Buell Foundation – Jason Callegari, Senior Program Officer & Laura Carlson, Vice President of Programs

Caring for Colorado Foundation – Katina Widmer Racich, Program Lead for Healthy Youth and Public Policy Advocacy & Katelyn Lammie, Program Lead for Healthy Beginnings and Strong and Resilient Families

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

Buell Foundation

Caring for Colorado Foundation

Adolph Coors Foundation – Alejandra Major, Program Officer & Liz Tara Losinski, Program Officer

A.V. Hunter Trust – Charlotte Gillespie, Senior Program Officer & Janet Willson, Controller

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

Adolph Coors Foundation

A.V. Hunter Trust

El Pomar Foundation – Erica Oakley-Courage, Grants Manager

Gates Family Foundation – Lisa Rucker, Senior Program Officer/Grants Manager

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

El Pomar Foundation

Gates Family Foundation

Department of Local Affairs – Tamra Norton, Director of Financial Assistance, Division of Local Government

Great Outdoors Colorado – Madison Brannigan, Program Officer

Resources mentioned during the webinar:

Department of Local Affairs

Great Outdoors Colorado

Rural Action Network Convening

CRC convened an online collaborative conversation between rural nonprofit professionals, community leaders, and funders to discuss the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the intersections with rural communities. 

Small group breakouts were utilized to discuss short and long term needs, and for rural organizations to share strategies and partnerships that have emerged to effectively serve their communities.

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State of Rural Funding 

Rural nonprofits are answering the call of their communities in crisis. Nonprofits are facing even more challenges to raise the funds necessary to accomplish their missions to meet evolving needs. CRC will hosted a virtual dialogue to discuss the state of funding for rural nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic and connect nonprofits to resources. We heard insights on the funding landscape and trends, online resources, and funder profiles from the Colorado Grants Guide.

Thank you to our panelists for providing important insights about funding during these uncertain times: