Colorado Gives Day 2021 was Tuesday, Dec. 7, and we’re happy to report it was another record-breaker.

215,864 donations totaling $54.4 million benefited over 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

What is Colorado Gives Day?

Colorado Gives Day (CGD) is a one-day online giving event that benefits over 3,000 nonprofits, and as a result, all Coloradoans.

FirstBank partnered with Community First Foundation (CFF) in 2010 to create Colorado Gives Day, and since then, the giving movement has raised an astounding $307 million.

How You Can Help

The giving doesn’t have to end after Colorado Gives Day. You can help your favorite nonprofits year-round by visiting and scheduling your donation. It’s a great way to show your support to organizations that do so much to help our communities.

How to Amplify Your Giving

FirstBank, Community First Foundation, and community members have partnered to create a $1.6 Million Incentive FFirstBank, Community First Foundation, and community members have partnered to create a $1.6 million Incentive Fund. This fund will amplify giving on CGD by proportionally matching the percentage amount raised by each nonprofit. For example, if nonprofit X raises 10 percent of the total donation amount on CGD, they will receive 10 percent of the Incentive Fund as a matching contribution.

Contributing to your preferred nonprofit and encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to do the same is the best way to help your chosen nonprofit benefit from the incentive fund.

Give it Forward 2021

At FirstBank we’re guided by our ethos of banking for good. One of the ways we’ve put that into practice is by launching our Give it Forward campaign in 2014.

Why do we do that? The answer is simple.

In addition to spreading some goodwill, we’ve found these acts of goodness encourage people to Give it Forward by donating on Colorado Gives Day.

For our Give it Forward surprise this year we surprised over 130 Coloradoans with more than $30,000 in gift cards to help them with holiday expenses.

Check out our video recap of the surprise below. 👇

Meet the Nonprofits

Colorado Gives Day may be a single day, but for the 2,900 (and counting) participating nonprofits, the work of improving Colorado never stops. Each of these organizations work tirelessly to strengthen our communities and make the Centennial State that much nicer to call home.

We worked with CFF to spotlight six of these wonderful nonprofits in a series of short films highlighting each of their missions, and what Colorado Gives Day means to them. Check out the entire collection of nonprofit highlight videos or choose a nonprofit from the list below to find out more about each one individually.

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