Elevations Foundation

Opportunities for a better community.

Scholarships for local students with proven track records and financial need. Community grants for nonprofits doing important work in our communities. Disaster assistance in times of need. Help support these important initiatives of Elevations Foundation and make a difference in our communities by donating.

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The Elevations Foundation story.

Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2010. The important work of Elevations Foundation is fueled by individual donors and Elevations Credit Union, which offers members the opportunity to give back through initiatives like Elevations Local Change and Elevations Visa® Signature Credit Cards.

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Elevations Foundation has provided over $1.65 million since 2010.


Scholarship funds awarded to local students for higher education


Community grants provided to local nonprofit organizations


Emergency assistance for flood victims, wildfire victims and community organizations


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 January 1 to March 1, 2020.

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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 sustainability and environmental education, mental health and early childhood development. The grant application cycle will be open from July 20 to August 28, 2020.

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

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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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The latest from Elevations Foundation.

Healing Warriors Program is the recipient of the first-ever Elevations Members' Choice Award and will receive a $2,000 bonus grant from the Foundation. The funds will go toward the local nonprofit's work to provide non-narcotic therapies to veterans and their families. Visit our blog to meet more community grantees and learn about the good work of the Foundation.

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Scholarship news

Elevations Foundation’s scholarship cycle opens Jan. 1.

Each year Elevations Foundation supports local high school graduates with scholarships for higher education. The scholarship awards vary between $500 – $5,000 and are decided upon by the Elevations Foundation scholarship committee. Find out about the scholarships we offer and the requirements to apply at our blog.