Ways To Give



Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement to increase online giving. This year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on December 5, 2017.

Donations are accepted at ColoradoGives.org, which features more than 2,000 nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 2010, the event has raised more than $145 million for Colorado nonprofits. Find out more here!


Incentive Fund/Prizes

Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. It is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day is boosted by the incentive fund, which increases the value of every dollar. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. An additional $100,000 in prizes, sponsored by FirstBank, gives nonprofits an opportunity to win cash for their worthwhile causes.

Kids for ColoradoGives

Kids for ColoradoGives connects the next generation of Colorado givers with local nonprofit organizations. At KidsforColoradoGives.org, young donors experience the joy of giving in a fun, safe environment. KidsforColoradoGives.org is a kid-friendly component of the popular website ColoradoGives.org, a year-round giving site that also powers Colorado Gives Day. Find out more about this fun initiative here!

Expedition Dinosaur: One Tough Quarry Truck

The Paleontology Field Crew at Dinosaur Journey (part of the Museum of Western Colorado) is in need of a gently-used, but tough field truck. 

Believe it or not, we’ve been digging up dinosaurs and other fossils for more than 30 years, but we’ve never had a truck powerful enough to move our work trailer in and out of dig sites, or to haul large fossils back to the Museum. Up until now we have been using volunteer vehicles to do the work of moving heavy dinosaur bones and equipment along uneven terrain. And, while we are forever grateful to our volunteers and their willingness to sacrifice their personal transmissions for the Museum, it is time to do our own heavy lifting and moving at the dinosaur quarries.

Kids as young as five years old participate in our dinosaur expeditions, learning paleontology as citizen scientists in real, actively researched, dinosaur quarries. All fossils excavated by our crew adhere to Bureau of Land Management permits and are added to Museum collections for research, education, and exhibition. 

Help us continue our mission of discovery, quality science and science education. This truck will help us keep our program operational and give more children and families the opportunity to be a paleontologist for a day and discover the wonder of science through the Museums of Western Colorado, Dinosaur Journey’s Dinosaur Dig program.

We are looking to acquire a used 3/4 ton 4×4 truck with crew cab for the 2018 field season. Get involved in our mission of discovery, quality science and science education by contributing to this Razoo Fund. 

Your contribution will go a long way to ensure that our research and paleontologist-for-a-day programming are fresh and functional. THANK YOU for helping kids and families to discover the wonder of science through the Museums of Western Colorado/Dinosaur Journey Dinosaur Dig program!