Foundation moves into new downtown home

Anne Wenzel

The Western Colorado Community Foundation has moved into a newly renovated building in downtown Grand Junction.

The WCCF Center for Philanthropy is located at 128 N. Fifth St. in a building that once housed Roper Music.

The center includes 18 offices, three meeting rooms and a multi-purpose room for donor appreciation, networking and training events.

The center also includes an office that can be used by visiting foundation and nonprofit leaders.

The center constitutes the realization of a goal for the foundation to purchase its own office building.

“We were fortunate to find the perfect space downtown to grow and expand, and we realized how much the building characterizes our organization,” said Anne Wenzel, president and chief executive officer of the Western Colorado Community Foundation.

“We talk about being grounded in the past with the donors who helped start us by leaving gifts and whose shoulders we stand on,” Wenzel said. “That’s our foundation: grounded in the past, but modern and looking into the future; flexible and nimble, to be able to respond to current community needs. That’s what this organization does, and we feel this building exudes that.”

The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in the region, managing more than 300 charitable funds with a total of $145 million in assets and awarding $5.5 million in grants and scholarships annually.