Elevations Foundation

Opportunities for a better community.

With the support of Elevations Credit Union members and our Colorado communities, Elevations Foundation has provided over $2.72 million in community resources since it was established in 2010.

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This independent 501(c)3 nonprofit focuses on three key initiatives:

  • Life-changing scholarships for local students

  • Impactful grants for nonprofits in our communities

  • Relief in times of need

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Ways you can lift up the community.

Make a one-time donation or let your everyday banking at Elevations Credit Union benefit the community. Here are easy ways you can support Elevations Foundation.


Make a one-time donation of any size to Elevations Foundation and support life-changing scholarships for local students and impactful community grants for local nonprofits.

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Join other Elevations Credit Union members in the Elevations Local Change program and automatically donate the change from your debit card purchases to Elevations Foundation.

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Every time you use an Elevations Visa® Signature Credit Card, you trigger a 2¢ donation to Elevations Foundation (at no cost to you). Plus, get top-tier rewards as a cardholder.

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Refinance your auto or personal loan to Elevations Credit Union and you’ll receive a $100 rebate that you can opt to donate to Elevations Foundation for local scholarships.

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Join Elevations Credit Union with a one-time $5 membership fee that gets donated from the credit union to Elevations Foundation.

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Together, we raised over $709,000 for victims’ families.

Thank you to our members and community for your amazing generosity following the March 22 tragedy in Boulder. You donated $509,224, and Elevations Foundation and Elevations Credit Union matched $200,000. That means we will be distributing $709,224 total to the 10 families who lost loved ones in the tragedy. We’re working closely with the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) to ensure that 100% of the funds are distributed quickly and equally. Our community is at the heart of our credit union. We’re deeply grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support for those in times of need — thank you.

Elevations Foundation has provided over $2.72 million since 2010.

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Scholarship funds awarded to local students for higher education

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Community grants provided to local nonprofit organizations

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$1.66 million

Emergency assistance for victims of violence, flood victims, wildfire victims and community organizations

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Scholarships for worthy students.

Elevations Foundation is proud to support numerous scholarship initiatives for local graduating high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education. All Elevations Foundation scholarship recipients have a proven track record in academics and community engagement, but most importantly they have a financial need. This is a primary focus area of the Foundation that will continue in perpetuity. Our online application will be available from Jan. 1 to March 1.

Community Grants

Supporting local nonprofits every year.

Elevations Foundation supports our Colorado communities by providing grants to area nonprofit organizations. Community grants are awarded annually to local nonprofits working in the areas of mental health, early childhood development, and environmental education and sustainability.

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Disaster Assistance

In your corner in times of need.

When disasters strike credit union communities near or far, Elevations Foundation is there to help. Partnering with the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAID program, we turn to our community to donate to relief efforts in times of need. For example, following the 2013 Colorado floods, Elevations Foundation was able to raise and provide over $430,000 to local relief efforts.

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“With our grant, we were able to purchase books for children whose families cannot afford them so their parents can read aloud to them." - Stevie Benkendorf of Read Aloud Loveland, an Elevations Foundation Community Grantee

Board of Directors

On a mission to create opportunities for a better community.

The Elevations Foundation Board of Directors are volunteers who guide efforts around community grants, scholarships for higher education and issues our communities face each day.

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Foundation News

The latest from Elevations Foundation.

Want to learn more about the important work of Elevations Foundation? Visit our blog to read our latest Elevations Foundation Grantee Profiles, plus catch up on other Foundation news.

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Elevations Local Change

A little giving back creates big Local Change.

As an Elevations Credit Union member, you can opt in to the Elevations Local Change program and automatically donate the change from your debit card purchases to the Elevations Foundation.