KUSA - If you’re looking to do something different this holiday season, you can donate to your favorite Colorado nonprofit on Colorado Gives Day.
The annual day of giving lands on Tuesday, Dec. 5 this year.
The Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering for the eighth consecutive year for Colorado Gives Day.
Here’s how it works: the day is powered by coloradogives.org – a year-round website featuring more than 2,300 nonprofits. The program encourages people to ‘give where you live’ and allows people to choose nonprofits that appeal to their passions.
Marla Williams, the president and CEO of the Community First Foundation, says there are several reasons why you should give on Dec. 5, on top of getting a good feeling for helping those in need.
“The excitement about Colorado Gives day is it really is a statewide celebration of nonprofits and to support them in their work and by giving on Colorado Gives Day, you become part of a larger movement," Williams said. "It is also an opportunity where your gift gets a boost from the incentive fund.”
Williams says the incentive fund is a million dollar fund provided by the Community First Foundation and FirstBank. What happens is it's proportionally allocated to each gift, so if the gift is one-tenth the total giving on Colorado Gives day, it would get one-tenth of the incentive fund, meaning every nonprofit that receives a gift on Colorado Gives Day gets an added boost.