Open a Fund

As your partner in philanthropy, our objective is to help you give strategically and easily. We offer a broad range of funds to meet your charitable giving goals. For all our funds, we provide professional stewardship and oversight to ensure that your intentions are honored during your lifetime and beyond.

We offer fund advisors:

Flexibility and Focus

You advise on how, when and where to spend the money. The Community Foundation staff helps you transform your wishes for the valley into action.


Charitable funds are invested and professionally managed in a large and diversified portfolio.

Financial Stewardship

We help you achieve maximum tax advantages and work with your financial planners and attorneys to incorporate giving into your plans.

Support and Leadership

Our professional staff are your ongoing partners in realizing your charitable interests.

To create the right vehicle for your giving, contact Traci Hiatt at or 970-879-8632.


Funds & Charitable Products

We offer a broad spectrum of charitable giving vehicles — powerful philanthropic tools for individuals, families, or businesses. Below are funds available at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Establishing a fund today allows you to pass on your passion tomorrow.

Donor Advised Fund

This fund is a flexible tool for charitable giving. You contribute to the fund when it is most convenient and recommend grants over time to nonprofit organizations of your choice. You select a fund name and enjoy recommending grants to organizations that are committed to the causes you care about. You also can involve your children creating a family tradition of giving. Funds may be endowed or non-endowed.

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Scholarship Funds

Establishing a Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation fund the scholarship program and brings together students in need and individuals who care about education. Scholarships, which enable more students to reach their educational goals, may be directed to a specific school or field of study.

Agency Fund

Nonprofit organizations may place their endowed funds at the Community Foundation through an Organizational Fund, thus assuring their donors that funds earmarked for the future will be invested wisely and used appropriately. The Community Foundation manages the fund as part of its investments and can distribute annual payments to the organization.

Designated Funds

Created to ensure that support will be provided to one or more specific charitable organizations chosen by you. Designated funds often are endowed in perpetuity with the income used to support the organizations on an on-going basis. If an agency stops functioning as an exempt charity or ceases to exist, the YVCF Board may select an alternative charity as indicated in the fund agreement.

Granting Funds

The Operating Endowment increases YVCF’s long-term capacity to serve donors, nonprofits and the Yampa Valley. By growing our endowment, we seek to secure our organization’s future in the valley.

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.