Our belief that South Fork Colorado is simply a great place to live and raise a family is at the core of our work at the foundation. We are constantly striving to identify the needs of the community and to implement programs and provide grants to fulfill those needs. We follow 5 guiding principles, which help define our approach to our philanthropic work. We are an all volunteer organization and invite all members of the community to participate in our projects.

Volunteering to work with the Greater South Fork Community Foundation is fun and a great way to get to know our fine citizens and be a part of the community. We have lots of different kinds of opportunities. Call any Board Member to talk about how you can get involved or email us at info@southforkfoundation.org

We strive to meet the needs of the community through both responsive and initiative based grants to tax-exempt private agencies, public charities and government agencies in the greater South Fork area. Visit our GRANTS pages to see the many organizations that we support.

The Foundation sponsors many ongoing projects including Junior Achievement at the Del Norte Schools, Community Beautification, Riverwalk Town Center, and Brown Memorial Park.

GSFCF was established in 2003 as an affiliate of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Pikes Peak Community Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor of our activities so that contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Funding has been obtained through local residents and businesses, second homeowners, visitors and special events.


Guiding Principles

 

Our Mission

To provide a philanthropic organization to engage the community in common purposes and programs that enhance their quality of life and build the sense of community pride among the residents.

Our Vision

To support and enhance South Fork as a great community connected by its people, ideas, cultures, and opportunities.

Our Guiding Principles

These principles inspire, articulate and direct how we operate.

  1. Integrity and credibility are the cornerstones of leadership and essential to our
    effectiveness.
  2. We are responsive to the needs of the community as they appear.
  3. We create programs that unite the citizens of the area in service.
  4. We value our donors, grantees, board members and the community and treat
    them with respect, dignity, and gratitude.
  5. We practice good stewardship to ensure we are helping the most people with the
    resources we have.

The Greater South Fork Community Foundation was established in 2003 as an affiliate of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Pikes Peak Community Foundation serves as the fiscal sponsor of our activities so that contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Funding has been obtained through local residents and businesses, second homeowners, visitors and special events.


Goals

  1. Create opportunities to enhance the infrastructure of South Fork.
  2. Identify the needs and opportunities of the area.
  3. Create opportunities for various Greater South Fork neighborhoods to discuss, learn and interact.


Board Members

Kit Salway, President
Mark Coldiron, Board Member
Russell Cowman, Board Member
Mari Hathorn, Board Member
Kazie Hayes, Board Member
Pat Sculley, Board Member


Founding Members

Boyd & Associates
Community Bank of the Rockies
Hathorn Construction
Home Reflections
KMS Custom Builders
Madlson Construction
Mountain Creek Properties
San Luis Valley Rural Electric Coop.
South Fork Center Services, Inc.
South Fork Ranches/Land Properties
Sunflower Bank
Village at Wolf Creek Development Corp.
Bill & Cheryl Almasy
Roger & Linda Barker
Barry & Nancy Beal
Bill & Ann Boies
Ron & Rebecca Bounds
James & Irene Brown
Dick & Mary Elizabeth Corbin
Darlene & Martin Danko
Charles & Rebecca Dees
Tom & Marcia Elder
Pat & Harry Fluck
Wayne & Suzan Ginani
Ralph & Cherri Farrar
John Graeser
Larry & Partricia Harberson
Robert & Janet Haworth
Dan Hicks & Glynn Polter
Mark & Kelli Martin
Steve & Linda McCormick
Glenn & Pat Miller
Bill & Nancy Person
Randy & Sue Phillips
Gordon & Roena Roe
Bruce & Penny Scott
Mel & Virginia Semrad
Gene & Barbara Smith
Bob & Peggy Smith
Terry & Linda Weaver
Gary Whitaker & Barbara Boland
Jack & Kelly Sue Witten