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Telluride Foundation logoThe Telluride Foundation and other local nonprofit organizations hope that every single citizen will log-on to and contribute for the benefit of local charities. Donors search for and choose a nonprofit and give directly to something that will make a difference to and celebrate the magic of  the Telluride region. This is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the Telluride region to give collectively to the community.

“We know that nonprofit organizations enrich our lives everyday, so we hope that on 12.12.12, we can show our collective appreciation by giving online,” says Paul Major, President and CEO of the Telluride Foundation. “The three days of community giving will commence on a memorable date 12.12.12, so mark your calendars and support the Telluride region.”

The Telluride Foundation has been supporting the good work of local nonprofits for 12 years and now wants to connect individuals with their stories, their successes, and their challenges.  Each community nonprofit is invited to post their story or an individual project that needs funding. Donors go to  and select which organizations to fund and what amount to give; donors may give to many or a single cause.  A hundred percent of all donations go to charity (minus a processing fee charged by the credit card companies).  Giving will commence on December 12, 2012 and end December 14, 2012.

Co-chairman of the Telluride Foundation Board, Ed Barlow says: “This is about our daily lives – our schools, pets, education, athletics, arts, culture, health and families – everything that makes our lives and our community unique. It is also about taking care of one another, providing for families and children in need or in crisis.”

Campaign organizers hope that people who have never donated before will give on this day. They also think that donors will connect with new causes and programs.

“We want every citizen to participate at any amount.  Everyone can give back and select a cause they are most passionate about. All proceeds go to the cause you select.”

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About the Telluride Foundation:

This fundraising effort is being presented by The Telluride Foundation, a community foundation and the largest funder of nonprofit organizations on the Western Slope of Colorado. The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. It is a non-profit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making. As a grant maker, the Foundation awards grants to qualified applicants that serve the people living and working in the Telluride area for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life within the region. For more information on the Telluride Foundation, visit

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