Elevations Foundation

Opportunities for a better community.

With the support of Elevations Credit Union members and our Colorado communities, Elevations Foundation has provided over $3.97 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 $1.2 million for those impacted by the Marshall Fire.

Thank you to our members and community for your amazing generosity following the Marshall Fire in Boulder County on December 30, 2021. You donated $1,017,872, and Elevations Foundation and Elevations Credit Union matched $200,000. We worked closely with Boulder County Housing and Human Services to ensure that 100% of the funds were 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 $3.97 million since 2010.


Scholarship funds awarded to local students for higher education


Community grants provided to local nonprofit organizations

$2.76 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 affordable housing and mental health.

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Disaster Assistance

In your corner in times of need.

When local disasters strike, our community turns to us for guidance and support. The Foundation is a trusted conduit for community donations and will quickly identify a boots-on-the-ground grant recipient that will distribute funds to those impacted.

“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 bring people and resources together to strengthen our communities.

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.

Stay connected with Elevations Foundation and up to date on our community work. By subscribing to the Elevations Foundation newsletter, you will receive regular updates on grants, scholarships, and other important initiatives. Click the button below to join the Elevations Foundation community and help make a positive difference in Colorado.

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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.