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Cultivate and retain quality educators

The "Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator" grant program provides a $10,000 stipend to teacher candidates during their student-teaching fellowship when it is virtually impossible to work another job. Each dollar donated to this program will be matched by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

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Fund Sueños (Dream Fund)

This cutting-edge philanthropic initiative at CMC will provide access to higher education financing for students who have workforce authorization but are not eligible to receive federal financial aid.

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Help kids and save on your taxes!

When you make a donation of $250 or more to select CMC programs, you can qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit which decreases the after-tax cost of your gift by more than 50%.

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Since 1985, the Colorado Mountain College Foundation has built sustainable community support for the needs and strategic priorities of Colorado Mountain College and its students. Our donors invest in the future by supporting a dynamic, accessible institution that is relevant to today's students and workforce. With your help, we are proud to help CMC reach even greater heights as the source for higher education in the Rocky Mountain region.


The Colorado Mountain College Foundation believes in the power of passion. We offer each donor an engaging and rewarding experience by offering you the opportunity to give directly to your own unique area of interest.

Our donor-centric model encourages an authentic and powerful pathway of support. Whether you wish to direct your gift to a specific campus or program, or simply give to the college's highest strategic priorities, your impact will be felt.

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CMC Alumni Association

Providing ongoing support and connection to all former students and faculty of Colorado Mountain College.

Scholarship support

The foundation offers and administers more than 400 named scholarships. Make a real difference in the lives of students by creating your own.


You can make a big impact and create an enduring legacy for future generations by including Colorado Mountain College in your estate plan.


Supporting a capital campaign is a rewarding way for you to give back to Colorado Mountain College and your community.

Special Initiatives

The CMC Foundation offers several innovative and unique ways for you to support  Colorado Mountain College and its students.

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 ArtShare, a program powered by the CMC Foundation, collaborates with the art community to bring cultural enrichment to Colorado Mountain College for the benefit of our students and the community as a whole.

Upcoming Foundation / ArtShare Events

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