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Spreading Weld County's Good

Weld Community Foundation's Commitment to Strengthening and Enriching Weld County

Article by Aaron Fongers

Photography by Tiara Rose Photography

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

For the past 25 years, the Weld Community Foundation (WCF) has centered itself around one thing - “Spread the Good.” This adopted tagline stands as the pinnacle behind why this foundation - comprised of nearly 170 donor-sponsored funds netting approximately $54 million in total assets - remains an integral piece of the growth and development of Greeley and beyond. 

“At WCF, our staff have front row seats to all of the good happening within our communities,” Director of Communications, Tim Coons said. “Whether it is the compassion and care demonstrated by donors, the behind the scenes work of our community non-profits, or witnessing students take scholarships off to college to build their future - we just enjoy watching our community flourish.”

While WCF is able to work on a multitude of projects through specific, donor directed funds, one fund stands out for its flexibility and impact on the Greeley community. The fund itself is called “Impact,” which is a flexible fund that allows the Board of Directors to identify needs and provide grants to a variety of causes that help Greeley, and the greater Weld County area,  grow stronger and more vibrant in the process. 

“With many of the recent projects the Impact Fund has helped sponsor, they all have the same goals: to speak to the love and loyalty people have for where they live, to help endear more people towards their community, and to enrich and expand pride for Weld County,” shared Coons.

Recently, WCF’s Impact Fund has contributed to a variety of projects to enrich Greeley, including grants to the University of Northern Colorado to revive Summer Concerts Under the Stars in 2023, commissioning an art project for the new High Plains Library and Innovation Center downtown, and commissioning the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra’s composer-in-residence to write a seven-movement piece capturing the history of Weld County. 

In addition to the grants given from the Impact Fund, it’s worth noting WCF’s work in scholarships. Made possible by the generosity of donors, scholarship funds held at the Foundation will continue to aid students in 2023. Last year, 150 scholarships were awarded with over $800,000 to assist students in furthering their education. 

To learn more about WCF and how you can contribute, visit