About Us

Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities created by and for the people of a particular region (in this case Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley).  Over 700 community foundations around the world bring together donors who want to help nonprofits meet community needs.

Our Mission:

Improving Life in the St. Vrain Valley Through Philanthropy and Charitable Leadership

How do you improve life in the St. Vrain Valley through philanthropy and leadership?

  • First, we have a community endowment fund, Live and Give Longmont that allows us to respond to the changing needs in the community.  Donors have contributed generously over the years to this endowment, and the earnings go to fund our Community Grants Program.  We distribute thousands of dollars to local nonprofits – large and small – each year through the Community Grants Program.  Our grant deadline is the first Friday of December each year.  Grant applications are reviewed by our group of community volunteers.  Grant awards are distributed each spring.
  • Second, we manage charitable funds for local donors, businesses and nonprofits – more than 75 of them. We offer you the power and flexibility in charitable giving without the legal paperwork, time and expenses associated with running your own foundation.  We can help you set up a Fund that will maximize both your tax advantages and your impact in the community – for now and forever.

Our History:

The notion for creating the Longmont Community Foundation began in 1988 and was formalized in 1994.

Generous donors, hardworking volunteers and visionary grantees have all contributed to our success. Since its inception, The Longmont Community Foundation has awarded over $7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Longmont.

 Our Vision:

We envision a future where all people of the St. Vrain Valley lead independent, generous, and creative lives.