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Mission & History

Who We Are


The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) inspires generosity, establishes and manages charitable funds, and provides resources to enrich our shared lives and legacy in Douglas County, Colorado.

DCCF serves as a catalyst to:

  • Champion awareness of the needs of citizens of Douglas County
  • Inspire generous and thoughtful philanthropic action
  • Support nonprofit organizations serving Douglas County


The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) was created to help preserve and enrich the quality of life through consolidated efforts in Douglas County, Colorado. By establishing a community foundation, Douglas County can focus on the community’s greatest needs through people, donors, charities, organizations, businesses, and government agencies together with charitable giving and philanthropy.

In 2000, with the initial funding from corporations and several prominent Douglas County business leaders, the Douglas County Community Foundation was formed as an affiliate of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. In October 2006, DCCF received 501(c)3 status. 

More than a decade later, DCCF became a stand-alone foundation in 2018, with the vision of the Foundation’s early leaders stronger than ever--serving and distributing funds to a wide range of charitable organizations and initiatives throughout Douglas County.