SPECIAL INITIATIVES

In order for the CMC Foundation to help as many students as we can, we are required to think outside the box. Where some might see challenges, we see opportunities!

CMC Spring Valley nursing student prepping an IV with instructor

Rural Nursing Success Fund

The Rural Nursing Success Fund allows CMC to add virtual simulation modules for its nursing students and instructors, and additionally creates an interest-free income share agreement fund to provide nursing students with an innovative way to fund their education.

Teacher Education Stipend

The “Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator” grant program through the Colorado Department of Higher Education will provide $5,000 in matching funds for every $5,000 raised. These funds will be used to provide support to teacher candidates during their yearlong, unpaid student-teaching fellowship. Gifts to this program qualify for the Colorado Childcare Contribution Credit (see below).

Female teacher reads a book to young students in a classroom.
female education student creates paper-plate masks with pre-K boy and girl.

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit

When you make a donation of $250 or more to the CMC Foundation for a qualifying program at Colorado Mountain College, you can qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, which decreases the after-tax cost of gifts by more than 50%!

No Barriers Fund

The No Barriers Fund offers assistance for unexpected hardships that prevent a student from completing their education. Funds are distributed on a case-by-case basis and can cover anything from groceries to utility bills to car repairs. Awards from this fund have an immediate impact and have made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of CMC students. 

Photo: Male CMC student smiling in class.
Sillhouette of graduates in cap and gown at graduation ceremonry.

Fund Sueños (Dream Fund)

This cutting-edge philanthropic initiative at CMC provides access to higher education financing for students who have workforce authorization but are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. The program utilizes donor-funded income sharing agreements to help eliminate the up-front cost of tuition for students who often struggle to finance postsecondary education. 

For more information about CMC's special initiatives, please contact:
Jamie Abbott, Director of Development
970-309-7676 
jabbott@coloradomtn.edu