Make a Difference

Your donations and support help to improve the quality of life in Grand County by proactively addressing current and future needs of our residents and county.

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Share Your Passion

Are you passionate about something and want to see it grow in your community? Consider establishing a Donor Advised Fund to earmark your donation towards your cause.

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Enrich Your Community

Your donation makes a positive impact in our community by improving the quality of life and addressing the current and future needs of residents in Grand County.

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Ways to Give

Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund

Providing Assistance to those Affected by the Grand County Wildfires

100% of donations to the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund will support the needs of Grand County residents who have been evacuated, displaced, or have lost their homes during the Grand County Wildfires.  

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Groswold Endowment Fund, of the Grand Foundation

Sustaining the Grand Foundation

The Groswold Endowment Fund was the wish of our Founder, Jerry Groswold. His desire for this fund was to continue the tradition of the Grand Foundation by investing in our community and its nonprofits. This can ensure future sustainability of the Grand Foundation and our commitment of investment.

Our Goal: In 2016, Jerry Groswold left a matching challenge bequest of $250,000 to support an Endowment Fund. Our goal was to raise a minimum of $250,000 as matching monies to sustain the Grand Foundation for future generations.  We raised $750,000, giving our endowment balance $1Million.  We will continute to build this fund so that we can continue and hopefully exceed the level of support the foundation gives back to the community.

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Make a General or Specific Donation

Have a specific project or program you’d like your funds to be designated to? We work closely with you to develop a program that meets your needs and interest. Or if you’d prefer, you can contribution can go towards unrestricted funds.


Donor Advised Funds

Make a Donation — Support Charities — Grow the Balance

When you give, you want your charitable contributions to be as effective as possible. When you donate to your donor-advised fund, you're making a tax-deductible donation to the organization sponsoring the fund, but because your account is a donor-advised fund, you advise the organization on how to grant the money out to your favorite charities. Your donation is also invested based on your preferences, so it has the potential to grow, tax-free, while you're deciding which charities to support.

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Real Estate

Property Donation

When appreciated real estate is given to us, such as a 2nd home or vacation property, capital gains taxes can be completely avoided and the full market value of the property is generally deductible as a charitable contribution.

Real Estate Donation

Life Insurance

Donate Old Policies

Many of our friends have permanent life insurance policies no longer needed for their original purpose. One example might be a policy acquired to assure a child’s education, but the child is now out of school. A gift of a permanent life insurance policy can provide a tax deduction the year of the gift.

Life Insurance Donation

Marketable Securities

Long-Term Appreciated Securities

These securities are often individual stock , but may also be bonds or shares of Mutual Funds. Outright of securities can be made quickly and easily and often enable you to accomplish more with your gift because of the tax benefits.

Marketable Security Donation

Kirk Lietzke Memorial Fund

Donate in Memory

Kirk Lietzke

Kirk was a beloved father, son, and husband who loved Grand County and all of the people in it. He spent his life being kind and spreading joy to all he came in contact with. Although he was taken from this world too soon, his joy and generosity will live on through those who had the pleasure of knowing him. This fund was created in honor of his memory. All donations will be used for grants and/or scholarships for those affected by COVID-19.

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Grand Pass

Play All Year-Round

Explore all that Grand County has to offer! With passes to 8 different ski resorts, including Winter Park, 4 rounds of golf at 4 different golf courses, summer activities passes and more, there’s something to keep you entertained year round. Best of all, the proceeds go towards the Grand Foundation.

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Colorado Gives

Donations Made Easy

Colorado Gives is a statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. They offer Colorado nonprofits like the Grand Foundation a unique and engaging way to increase donations, connect with supporters and spread the word about their mission and work. Grand Foundation is excited to partner with Colorado Gives for this unique opportunity.

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Estate Plan or Will

Make a Lasting Gift

By adding the Grand Foundation to your estate plan or in your will, we can help you realize your philanthropic goals. There are several tools available to make a lasting gift that will support our community for years to come.

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Retirement Account Assets

Leave More to Your Beneficiaries

This a great option for charitable gift planning. By using these assets to fund your charitable bequest (and leaving other assets to family members) you may be able to reduce taxes that otherwise would be imposed on those assets and leave more to your beneficiaries.

Retirement Assets Donation

Parker Seemann Memorial Fund

Donate in Memory

Parker Seemann

Parker was born and raised in Grand County. He loved the outdoors and skiing. This fund was created in his memory. Grants and/or scholarships will be given in the areas of recreation, skiing, mental health and addiction services.

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Grand Foundation is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization as designated by the IRS and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent and manner allowed by law.

2018 Annual Report