Home Builders Foundation is thrilled to announce that on Colorado Gives Day, December 4, 2018 they, with support from 91 donors, raised their goal for the day: $25,000 for their 25th anniversary. This outpouring of gratitude from the community will support the HBF’s mission of building independence, providing opportunities and elevating the lives of individuals and families with disabilities in our community.
Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. The event is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving website. Search for our profile on the site and make your safe and secure donation in a few easy steps.
“The donations we received on Colorado Gives Day help us do more to support the disabled community and ensure those within that community are able to continue to live full and supported lives,” says Beth Forbes, Executive Director. “Our goal was to raise $25,000 this year and we did it! This is a big part of our annual operating budget and we are ecstatic to be a part of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.”
The HBF board gathered together on the evening of Colorado Gives Day and graciously presented a match of $2,210 that allowed HBF to end the night with meeting the goal of $25,000.
$1 Million Incentive Fund
Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.
Community First Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to fueling the power of community to drive positive change, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, have partnered to present Colorado Gives Day for the past eight years. By making fundraising simple for nonprofits and giving easy for donors, it is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. In 2017, $36.6 million was raised for Colorado nonprofits in just 24 hours.
About the Home Builders Foundation
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) is the charity of choice for the Home Builders Association and a metro-Denver nonprofit that partners with the homebuilding industry to provide home modifications at no cost for individuals with physical disabilities. Since 1993, the organization has helped nearly 1,600 individuals with disabilities remain in their homes with dignity and independence. The mission of the Home Builders Foundation is to build independence, provide opportunities and elevate lives for individuals and families with disabilities in our community. For more information, visit www.hbfdenver.org.
About Community First Foundation
Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit CommunityFirstFoundation.org.
FirstBank operates more than 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank is the largest locally owned banking organization in Colorado, serving more than 750,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $57 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit efirstbank.com.