What is community? Beautiful surroundings, great place to raise a family or retire, fun and interesting things to do…absolutely. But community is more than that. It’s people. It’s caring for each other. And it’s giving back and getting involved. Here in Summit County, we have a long history of giving back. If you are new to our community, or an existing resident, we hope you will join us all in making sure that tradition continues. Below are some local resources to help you Give Like A Local.

Each year, we give out over $1.5M in grants to support local nonprofits. We are fortunate to have such a caring community supported by so many nonprofits.

Here's a list of local nonprofits that we've supported over the years. Select a nonprofit to learn more about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Habitat For Humanity is scheduling volunteer build days at their Dillon Valley site in the late April/early May timeframe.

To volunteer:

1. Go to their volunteer page HERE where you can complete their individual volunteer information form so they can contact you when days are available.... OR

2. Go directly to their Google Docs form HERE to sign up

Far View Horse Rescue: Our Rescues NEED you!! We are looking for some volunteers to help us out at the Far View Horse Rescue in Fairplay, CO. Looking for individuals that could do something on both a regular basis _2-4 shifts/month AND/OR help here and there! PLEASE call/text Laura at 970-333-7353 if you can support! Our goal is provide each volunteer with an experience that connects them to our rescue horses and keeps you coming back. We also provide ongoing training and clinic opportunities to help develop horsemanship skills that will allow volunteers, that are interested in working with the horses. Consider joining this amazing non-profit (100% volunteer run) organization today!

If your nonprofit organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity that you would like us to share, please EMAIL us!!

Are you a new resident to Summit County? Welcome! We are glad you are here. Click HERE to receive your welcome gift on behalf of The Summit Foundation.