Legacy Gift Development Cohort

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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation offers personalized service and ongoing mentorship to strengthen our nonprofit partners. The goal of the Legacy Gift Development Cohort is to launch or re-launch your endowment, build awareness, and encourage legacy gifts for your organization’s long-term financial stability.

Our goal is that by the end of the program, your organization will have created and implemented a plan that includes the solicitation, marketing and stewardship of endowment and legacy gifts. This training will be offered to organizations that house an endowment fund, are interested in creating an endowment at the Foundation, and are ready to promote a culture of endowment giving through current or future gifts. Participants will be introduced to YVCF’s Endowment Building Toolkit.

Commitment requires one staff member and one board member dedicated to the program. There is no cost to participate. Supported and facilitated by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, members meet over six months. Participants should plan to attend all sessions, however all meetings will be hybrid and sessions will be recorded.

2022 Cohort Participating Nonprofits:

  • Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
  • South Routt Education Endowment
  • Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition
  • Steamboat Art Museum
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation
  • Tread of Pioneers Museum

Nonprofit Agency Endowment Funds Held at YVCF

  • Advocates of Routt County Fund
  • Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Endowment Fund
  • David Berolzheimer Foundation Endowment Fund to Benefit Steamboat Creates
  • EOS Endowment Fund
  • Friends of Wilderness Endowment Fund
  • Historic Routt County Operating Endowment Fund
  • Integrated Community Endowment Fund
  • Marsha Daughenbaugh Legacy Endowment for the Community Agriculture Alliance Fund
  • Northwest Colorado Health Endowment Fund
  • Oak Creek Mountain Park Endowment
  • Old Town Hot Springs Endowment
  • Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide Endowment Fund
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Fund
  • Routt County Council on Aging Endowment Fund
  • Routt County Riders Endowment Fund
  • Steamboat Art Museum Endowment Fund
  • Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association Endowment Fund
  • Susan Mizen Legacy Endowment Fund
  • The Haven Fund
  • Tread of Pioneers Museum Endowment
  • Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Endowment

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding, to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.