The CoBiz Cares Foundation is an employee-funded, company-matched, grant-giving organization led by a diverse board of 11 CoBiz Financial employees. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a goal of supporting agencies serving our local communities.
The Foundation's focus areas are determined by employees during the annual employee giving campaign.The 2017 giving focus areas have been determined by CoBiz employees and are the same as 2016:
Children's and Family Services: child care, adoption, foster care, family counseling, parenting education, or other advocacy and child welfare services that strengthen families and promote the well-being of children
- Food Banks, Food Pantries and Food Distribution
- Youth Development, Shelter and Crisis Services: organizations that shelter, nurture and develop youth. Include group homes, shelters and orphanages; camps and youth ranches serving the needs of at-risk children; or recreation and youth service organizations.
Grants are made on a quarterly basis, up to $5,000. They are awarded to Colorado (Denver-metro area, Boulder County, Eagle County area, Fort Collins area, Colorado Springs area) and Arizona (Maricopa County) not-for-profits/programs who fit into the noted focus areas.
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