Connecting resources with critical needs in Colorado’s San Luis Valley


From September 23rd to 25th, the City of Creede, Colorado will host the 2015 San Luis Valley Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference. For the past 25 years, The RPD program has worked to provide rural nonprofits in Colorado access to funders, as well as networking and professional development opportunities. The three day conference includes participation from many local non-profits as well as local and statewide funders.

While non-profits gain exposure to funding and collaborative opportunities, funders are afforded the information and exposure they need to make the most impact with their grants. Funders are invited to join a Regional Listening Tour, Community Dialogue and Capacity Building Sessions, and Funder Roundtables. The RDP conference also hosts training and capacity-building opportunities for nonprofits to help them grow and succeed.

The Trinchera Blanca Foundation is proud to support this year’s conference, dedicated to improving philanthropy across the San Luis Valley. We are confident that this year’s conference will not only strengthen partnerships, but also establish a commitment to the conservation and protection of the San Luis Valley.

Every year the RPD conference aims to provide rural communities with access to resources and the ability to engage with nonprofit professionals, community leaders, government officials and other statewide stakeholders. It also works to support funders who are increasingly engaged with the rural Colorado community in order to ensure a better understanding of regional challenges.

The San Luis Valley RPD statewide initiative serves nonprofit organizations in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

The Trinchera Blanca Foundation and The Tercio Foundation partners participating in SLVRPD include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley

Canto Al Pueblo Cultural Arts

Costilla County Economic Development Council, Inc.

Fort Garland Museum

La Puente Home

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust

Rio Grande Watershed Conservation and Education Initiative

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

Tu Casa, Inc.

Valley Community Fund

For more information, please visit the RPD website or Facebook.

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