Privacy Policy



Privacy Statement

This website “Site” is owned and operated by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, a Colorado not for profit corporation “YVCF”. The goal of our website is to inform and educate our website users about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, nonprofits, families, and corporations.

YVCF is committed to protecting and honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and our donors.

We do not sell, rent, loan, or otherwise share any information about our donors to external parties unless legally required by the IRS.


YVCF may share donor information in the following ways:

  • When donors contribute to certain funds (donor-advised funds, scholarship, and community) the advisors of that fund are able to see donor names and the amount contributed. If requested by the advisor, we also share the mailing address of those donors so the advisors may send their own acknowledgment.
  • We also publicly recognize and celebrate donors to YVCF Operating Fund, Trustee Endowment Fund, Passport Club and members of the Sleeping Giant Legacy Society with their names in our Annual Report. HOWEVER, any donor may at any time request anonymity and we will honor these requests.


Personal Information You Provide to Us

When you visit YVCF online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information. We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs.

If you register for a YVCF event or make an online donation we will request information about you through applicable online forms. YVCF does not share or publicize any personal information gathered through our website nor do we store or keep on file any of the financial information provided.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through Our Website

Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with service providers that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Such service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide the specific services on our behalf.

Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this Site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this Site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our organization, our users, or others or to address audit matters.

Public Information
YVCF provides a number of documents for public information as required by the IRS and in the interest of transparency. These documents may be viewed here and include:

  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years
  • Exemption letter from the IRS
  • Audited Financial Statements for the past three years
  • Lists of our donors, other than those published in our Annual Report, are not available to the public.


Website Use Information

What are Cookies?
Our Site uses “cookies” to help provide the best possible online experience for our visitors. A cookie is a text file that is stored by your web browser on your system’s hard drive. Besides cookies, YVCF may use web beacons, tracking pixels and other tracking technologies when you visit our website at, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related to or connected to our Site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our Site.

Links to Other Websites
Our Site may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that YVCF does not have any control over the other websites and is not responsible for the use and protection of any information that you give to other websites. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the websites in question.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information we collect online.

If at any time you wish to stop receiving YVCF’s electronic newsletters or other communications or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. YVCF will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.


How to Contact Us with Questions and Concerns:

If you have any questions regarding any part of this website privacy policy, share feedback or to request additional information from us, please send an email to: or write or phone us at:

Yampa Valley Community Foundation
PO Box 881869
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488

Adopted: 7-18-2019

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