Non-Profit Organizations

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Cortez Cultural Center
25 N. Market

The Cortez Cultural Center hosts events all year long, including tradition Native American dances at the Cultural Center Plaza all summer long, Memorial Day through Labor Day, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7 pm!

Four Corners Child Advocacy Center

Four Corners Child Advocacy Center provides a safe, child-friendly environment that eases the emotional trauma experienced by children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.

We’ve been serving child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members since 1992.

Habitat for Humanity Montezuma County & ReStore
6786 Hwy. 491

DONATE, SHOP and VOLUNTEER at the Montezuma Habitat ReStore

Our mission is to eliminate poverty housing by changing lives…one family at a time.

Colorado Health Foundation
1780 Pennsylvania St.

To ensure Coloradans across our state can achieve better health outcomes, the Colorado Health Foundation supports impactful work, ideas and policy in communities and across our focus areas.

Community Connections, Inc.
105 S. Harrison

“There is more to me than my disability

The mission of Community Connections, Inc. is to create opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives within our community.

(970) 259-2464
Cortez Elks Lodge
2100 N. Dolores Rd.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road L

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, located in southwestern Colorado, is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and preserving the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (also called the Anasazi) who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Mesa Verde region more than 700 years ago. The area has one of the densest concentrations of well-preserved archaeological sites in the world, attracting the interest of archaeologists, and capturing the imagination of the public, for well over 100 years.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321

About Us
The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge.

At the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, we believe that the study of the past is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavor that creates more informed and sustainable societies. Through a better understanding of human history, we discover what the past can teach us about the challenges we face today as a society.

The focus of Crow Canyon’s research is the ancestral Pueblo occupation of the Mesa Verde region in southwestern Colorado. Through well-designed archaeological research—in both the field and the laboratory—Crow Canyon has contributed to some of the most important new understandings in Southwestern archaeology in more than three decades. Assisted by thousands of students and adults enrolled in Crow Canyon research programs, we have conducted excavations at more than 30 ancient sites.

Crow Canyon’s educational philosophy is grounded in the belief that everyone’s history matters. Crow Canyon’s award-winning experiential education programs for schools include one-day field trips and overnight programs lasting from two to five days. In addition, Crow Canyon offers three different summer camps for middle and high school students and programs for adult lifelong learners.

All our school and teen programs include hands-on activities that bring the past to life and articulate with national curriculum standards. Many programs actively engage students in real archaeological research in the field and/or the laboratory. The Crow Canyon curriculum was developed in consultation with American Indians, ensuring that their cultural perspectives are represented and respected.

American Indian Initiatives
Crow Canyon partners with American Indians to enrich our understanding of past and present American Indian cultures and to share that knowledge with others. Working closely with our Pueblo Advisory Group and other American Indian communities, the Center seeks to broaden and enrich the perspectives gained through archaeological research, incorporate indigenous voices into its education curriculum, and initiate projects that are culturally relevant and directly benefit American Indian communities in the Southwest.

Dolores River Boating Advocates
PO Box 1173

We are a group of rafters, kayakers and canoeists based in southwestern Colorado. We love and appreciate the river that flows through and sustains our community. We recognize the multiple uses that it affords, including irrigation, recreation, domestic water supply and industrial use. However, we feel strongly that the Dolores River needs a management plan that better balances human needs with the needs of the ecosystem. Permanent protection of the river and surrounding canyon country will enhance our community and leave a legacy for future generations of which we can be proud. We are an affiliate club of American Whitewater. Founded in 1954, AW is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving America’s whitewater rivers and enhancing opportunities to enjoy them safely.

Hospice of Montezuma
1345 S. Broadway
Housing Authority of the County of Montezuma
37 N. Madison
Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde
PO Box 753
Ordinary people performing EXTRAORDINARY WORK

Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians around the world are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing and funding youth programs, tutoring, building parks and playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and communities.

MCHS Band Boosters
418 S. Sligo St.

MCHS Band Boosters is a non-profit organization to help support our students in band as well as bring music to the community. We take pride in our program and have raised thousands of dollars to help our kids have an affordable band experience.

Onward! A Legacy Foundation
33 N. Chestnut
Cortez, CO

Mailing: P.O. Box 26, Cortez CO

Onward! A Legacy Foundation

Since our creation in 2002 to the present, Onward! has grown from managing $78,000 in assets in one fund to managing
over $3.2 million in assets in 50+ different funds,
generating an average annual return of 7%.

Our Mission

Provide opportunities to develop and maintain a sustainable resource base that will enhance the quality of life for residents in the Four Corners’ communities.

Our efforts focus on scholarships, civic beautification, social services, arts & culture, and organization development.

(970) 564-0264
Pinon Project
212 W. Montezuma

The Piñon Project Family Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that originated in 1994 as a result of a community grassroots effort under the Healthy Communities Initiative. Through the initiative, Montezuma County engaged in a process of creating a statement of vision for our community’s future.

We provide a wide array of evidence-based family and early childhood programs. The Piñon Project serves more than 3,000 high-risk Colorado children and families in Montezuma and Dolores Counties each year, many of whom are under served and face multiple barriers. We strive to work in partnership with families and the community to provide support in developing goals and objectives that meet their family needs and adhere to a delivery of service model that includes the Strengthening Families Framework and Family Development model.

The Piñon Project community goals include increasing family stability and self-sufficiency, Early Childhood Education, parent education and support, youth development, community capacity and access to health care. Programs that support these goals include an Early Learning Center, early childhood education and parenting programs, youth services programs (Mentoring and Restorative Justice), Emergency Assistance Coalition (homelessness prevention), Access to Health programs (CHP+ and Medicaid enrollment) and Family Programs (Successful Families).

Renew, Inc.
P.O. Box 169
Renews mission is to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, adult sexual assault and adult survivors of child sexual abuse through crisis intervention, public education and awareness.

Services provided include:
• A 24-hour Crisis response hotline answered by trained volunteer advocates.
• Free Peer and Professional counseling (Individual and Group)
• WINGS Safehouse – a temporary emergency residential shelter for victims and their children.
• Information and Referral Services and Community Education
• Criminal and Civil Justice Support
• Legal and Employment Advocacy
• Crisis Intervention and Safety Planning
*****All services are Free and Confidential******

The Good Samaritan Center
25 S. Beech St.

We provide food to families and individuals in need in Dolores and Montezuma counties. We also can provide personal hygiene and baby products.

Community Resource Center
789 Sherman Street, Suite 210
Denver, CO

Founded in 1981, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides professional development opportunities, resources, and customized training to nonprofits and community-based organizations in Colorado. CRC empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions by building capacity, strengthening skills, and providing strategies for success.

Mission: CRC’s mission is to create opportunities, tools, and strategies to develop nonprofits and community groups to strengthen Colorado.

CRC Programs

  • Colorado Grants Guide
  • Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program
  • Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD)
  • Training (Statewide)
La Plata Homes Fund
124 E. 9th Street,
Durango, CO

Tired of Renting? We can help.

It might feel like renting is the only option, but that’s not true! You can become a homeowner in beautiful southwest Colorado and we have the tools and resources to help you achieve your dream. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have already owned a home, we can help. All you have to do is take the first step. From start to finish, we’re with you every step of the way.

HomesFund will work with you so that you have the information you need to make good decisions as you prepare for purchase, find a home that fits your needs, and make a wise and affordable investment in your future.


Buying a home is expensive when you live in gorgeous Colorado, but we have financing tools to help you achieve your dream.

Shared Appreciation Loans

A shared appreciation loan helps you bridge the gap between what you can afford and the purchase price of a home. These loans require no monthly payments. Rather when you sell or repay the loan, the HomesFund receives a portion of the appreciation.

Building Wealth Loans

If you do not have a 20% down payment, you will likely be required to pay costly mortgage insurance in addition to your monthly mortgage loan payments. With a Building Wealth Loan, we eliminate the need for mortgage insurance and we can save you hundreds of dollars each month.

Mancos Masonic Lodge 100


1st & 3rd Tue at 6:30pm

Southwest Farm to Yarn
360 W. 1st ST. Suite B
Cortez CO.
Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective is a non-profit, grassroots organization of fiber producers, fiber artisans and fiber enthusiasts that collaborated on the formation of a sustainable fiber hub in the Four Corners area of southwest Colorado.  This organization is here to support your enthusiasm and desire for locally-grown fibers processed into yarns (either hand-spun or mill processed) and local artists’ finished products.
Yarns, rovings and finished products, from alpaca and sheep (churro, rambouillet, and others), are available for purchase at our store located in Cortez, Colorado.  We also sell notions.
Stop by the shop and share your fiber enthusiasm– and stories — with us.
(970) 560-6777
United Way of SW Colorado
1315 Main Ave #121,
Durango, CO


United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Montezuma & Dolores Campaign Region Mailing Address & Phone
P.O. Box 995
Cortez, CO 81321

(970) 247-9444