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The Chaffee County Community Foundation (CCCF) announced this week that an anonymous donor is offering to twice match every gift made to CCCF’s Catalyst Fund this July, up to $25,000.

The Foundation asks the community to help raise $12,500 this month to maximize this generous matching opportunity. The Catalyst Fund provides direct support for CCCF’s work to create solutions to local challenges, ensure they have a response to crises, and build nonprofit capacity.

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The anonymous donor said, “We have been part of this community for many years and have seen the way the community has come together to support one another. We’ve been able to see firsthand how the Community Foundation has breathed life into the community, made the impossible possible and touched the lives of so many through their work. Our hope is that this matching gift will inspire others to give back, keeping our Foundation strong, so it can continue its important work increasing the vitality of this beautiful place.”

The Community Catalyst Fund directly supports CCCF’s critical everyday work to increase community vitality. The fund provides resources for CCCF to facilitate community conversations, manage locally directed funds and make sure commUNITY stays at the forefront of local solutions.

Gifts to the fund will support more than 40 local organizations and 100 professionals with training, networking, capacity projects, visibility, and leadership development. Furthermore, gifts to the Catalyst Fund allow CCCF to administer the Emergency Relief Fund with a rapid and robust response when a crisis hits.

“Every day we have opportunities to make Chaffee County an amazing place to live,” said CCCF Executive Director Betsy Dittenber. “with this matching opportunity, donors have an incentive to triple their impact by giving this July. Let’s do this together.”

Readers can visit to learn more about how CCCF is making a difference and to make an online gift.

For questions or more information, contact Betsy Dittenber at or at 719-204-5071.