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Enriching the spirit and identity of Westminster now and for future generations.

 

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The Westminster Legacy Foundation (WLF) was established in 2001 to support and enhance programs and projects that benefit the Westminster community and its citizens.  As a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Westminster Legacy foundation can receive and distribute private resources to pursue the betterment of the community.  The WLF seeks funds from private sources to build a pool of permanent capital for local philanthropic purposes and distributes such funds for public needs in the areas of  youth programs, senior programs, open space and parks, education and library services, public safety, cultural arts, social services, community relations, and historical legacy.

The WLF provides a means for individuals to contribute on a tax deductible basis to the betterment of our community with the confidence that the contributions are appropriately allocated.  Contributors will receive the personal satisfaction of knowing that their resources are being used in a meaningful way to benefit the Westminster community.  In addition, there will be many opportunities for contributors to receive community recognition for their generosity.

Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting and Silent Auction
The Westminster Legacy Foundation’s Annual Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting and Silent Auction, held in October, at the beautiful Westminster Westin, was a great success due to the amazing support of donors and guests. See the Events page for more details.

J. and Nancy Heil Tribute Golf Tournaments 
The J. and Nancy Heil Tribute Invitational held in August each year, honors the memory, spirit and community contributions of the late, former Westminster Mayor Nancy Heil and her husband J. The continuation of Nancy and J’s vision of a better community is reflected in the Foundation’s mission to provide assistance to projects and programs that increase the quality of life for Westminster residents. See the events page for more details.

Westminster Legacy Foundation Awards Grants
The Foundation is proud to announce that since 2003 over $627,000 has been distributed to worthy community organizations to benefit Westminster citizens. View a list of the agencies that have received funding.

The WLF accepts grant requests twice each year. Applications for the next two granting cycles are due on March 31 and Sept. 30, 2014. Grants are awarded in the following target areas: youth programs, senior programs, open space and parks, education and library services, public safety, cultural arts, social services, community relations, and historical legacy. The overall goal is to distribute funds which will ultimately touch and improve the lives of Westminster residents.

The Foundation uses the Colorado Common Grant Application form (Word document).

Three copies of the grant application should be sent to:

The Westminster Legacy Foundation
P.O. Box 350356
Westminster, CO  80035-0356

For more information, call Laura Magnetti and Karen Layfield at the City of Westminster, 303-658-2209.

The grant program is made possible by generous donations from supporters. View a list of our donors.

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