Find Your Region and Events

Interested in getting involved in your region? Consider serving on a regional Leadership Committee! Our regional leadership committees are a key outcome of the Rural Philanthropy Days program, building networks, partnerships and increased access to education and opportunities across rural Colorado. Each of the eight Leadership Committees build unique opportunities within their region in order to best meet the needs of their communities during the years between RPD conferences.

Benefits of Leadership Committee participation:

  • Expand Your Professional Network
  • Enhance and Inform Regional Opportunities
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Gain Access to Professional Development Opportunities

To learn more and get involved, contact Stephanie Gommert, RPD Program Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Heart of Colorado

The next Heart of Colorado RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Heart of Colorado region is comprised of Chaffee, Clear Creek, Custer, Fremont, Gilpin, Lake, Park, Summit, and Teller counties.

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The next Northeast RPD conference will take place in 2020. The Northeast region is comprised of Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

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The next Northwest RPD conference will take place in 2021. The Northwest region is comprised of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt counties.

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San Juan

The next San Juan RPD conference will take place in 2021. The San Juan region is comprised of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.

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San Luis Valley

The next San Luis Valley RPD conference will take place in September 2019. The San Luis Valley region is comprised of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties.

Save the Date for the 2018 San Luis Valley Collaboration Summit

October 17, 2018 | 9:00 – 4:00 PM | Alamosa

This annual one-day event is an opportunity for nonprofit representatives, service providers, groups who use fiscal agents, government officials, educators and health care providers to network, share and collaborate. Attendees will have the chance to engage in purposeful networking and discover innovative ways to share resources. Participants will engage in facilitated discussions addressing the most pressing challenges facing the Valley. More information coming soon, for immediate questions please contact Amy Scavezze at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

2019 San Luis Valley RPD Outreach Meetings

It’s time to begin planning the September 2019 San Luis Valley Rural Philanthropy Days (SLV RPD) conference, which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

Are you interested in making an impact in your community, building stronger relationships across the region and supporting rural Colorado’s vibrant nonprofit sector?
Join us for an informational session to learn more about the statewide RPD program, the planning process for the September 2019 conference, and how you can get involved as a Steering Committee member. We are looking for a diverse group of community leaders, nonprofit professionals, local government officials and foundation representatives to help inform the planning for a successful regional event. The Steering Committee will begin planning in the fall of 2018 for the September 2019 conference.

Please RSVP to join CRC and the Anschutz Family Foundation at an upcoming outreach meeting near you August 27 – August 29, 2018 by clicking on the button below.

Monday, August 27 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Saguache
Saguache County Road & Bridge
305 3rd Street, Saguache, CO 81149

Tuesday, August 28 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | San Luis
Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center
401 S. Church Place, San Luis, CO 81152

Wednesday, August 29 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Alamosa
Living Water Bible Fellowship, Fellowship Hall
2910 Clark Street, Alamosa, CO 81101

Wednesday, August 29 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Del Norte
High Valley Community Center
595 Grand Avenue, Del Norte, CO 81132


The next Southeast RPD conference will take place on June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar. The Southeast region is comprised of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.


The next Southwest RPD conference will take place on September 12-14, 2018 in Cortez. The Southwest region is comprised of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.

Western Slope

The next Western Slope RPD conference will take place in June 2019. The Western Slope region is comprised of Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, and Pitkin counties.

Join the 2019 WS RPD Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the primary organizing body of an RPD conference. The group’s purpose is to provide leadership, county representation, resource development, and financial management. Planning this event requires a significant time commitment and is a highly rewarding process for dedicated individuals willing to work hard for the benefit of their communities.

If you are interested, please click on the button below titled “Submit Your Steering Committee Commitment Form” and complete the form by July 20.