Spotlight on the Next Generation

The Community Foundation works hard to create a culture of giving in the valley. We accomplish this by connecting people who care IMPACT100 Welcome Tablewith causes that matter. Recognizing that each and every one of us can be a philanthropist, YVCF works with donors of all ages at various points in their philanthropy. This includes young professionals.

The IMPACT100 Giving Circle was created in 2007 by a group of young professionals that had a desire to give back. The concept was simple: 100 people donated $100 each and collectively granted out $10,000 to local nonprofits. In addition to the granting, the founders wanted a forum where young professionals could learn about the needs in our community and the organizations having an impact.

The 13th season of IMPACT100 recently concluded, awarding $11,400 to the following nonprofits: Advocates of Routt County, Routt County Search and Rescue, Chief Theater, Routt County Riders.

Lisel Petis, Executive Director of Advocates of Routt County shares, “Following our presentation at IMPACT100, we have gotten volunteers, other speaking engagements, and people that want to tell their story. It was incredible.”

Paul DeCrette, Owner of the Crooked Key attended IMPACT100 for the first time this spring, where he learned about the prevalence of drug-induced sexual assault in our community. “Learning about Advocates’ Good Night Out program at IMPACT100 this year impacted me! I was inspired to join the Drivers of Change subcommittee and help be part of the solution.”

Sign up to be a part of season 14 of IMPACT100 at the Kick Off Party September 12th, 2019. For more information contact: Emily Beyer: or Call: 970-879-8632.