Yampa Valley Gives Triples Donations from 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO – A record amount of donations were made on Tuesday, December 10th Colorado Gives Day in the Yampa Valley.  Donors from across the Yampa Valley and beyond made 3,657 donations to support 63 area nonprofits during the sixth annual day of giving.

The dollars raised totaled $809,892, shy of the $1 million goal. This was a slight drop from 2018 when $926,7200 was raised. In 2019, Colorado Gives Day donations were down statewide, as Colorado Gives Day raised $39.6 million in 2019 compared to $47.1 million in 2018. Local donations in total dollars decreased by 11% from 2018.

However, in the Yampa Valley, the number of donations tripled from 1,168 in 2018 to 3,657 this year.

The money will go even further after the Yampa Valley receives additional funds from a $1.5 million statewide incentive to encourage giving. The incentive is provided by First Bank and is allocated to match each community’s percentage of total donations in the state.

Across Colorado, more than 165,000 donations totaled $39.6 million for 2,569 nonprofits, according to ColoradoGives.org.

Here in the Yampa Valley, the umbrella of 63 organizations benefits even more community groups in the area. The Community Foundation, for example, oversees 10 additional organizations, which could benefit from the $31,216.63 it raised Tuesday.

Holly Wilson of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation said “The fact that donations tripled this year is testament that philanthropy is increasing in our community.  I would like to thank our generous sponsors and the Yampa Valley Gives committee for their help in making this a record-breaking year. “

To date, Yampa Valley Gives Day has raised over $4 million for nonprofits in Routt and Moffat counties.

By the numbers

Yampa Valley Gives Day donations:

  • 2019: $809,892
  • 2018: $913,836
  • 2017: $758,739
  • 2016: $741,736
  • 2015: $463,944
  • 2014: $370,974