Calwood, Lefthand Canyon fires: Community Foundation Boulder County starts relief fund for victims


Community Foundation Boulder County has established a 2020 Fires Relief Fund to help those impacted by the Calwood and Lefthand Canyon fires.

According to a release, the fund is already at $75,000 after an anonymous gift of $50,000 and a gift of $10,000 from Mile High United Way in addition to $15,000 from the Community Foundation to start the fund.

Donations will help those impacted by both fires and any other fires that might occur in Boulder County this year. The Calwood Fire has burned more than 9,000 acres and has destroyed at least 20 homes, while the Lefthand Canyon Fire has burned more than 400 acres.

“This year has been relentlessly challenging,” said Community Foundation CEO Tatiana Hernandez in a statement. “It is critical we coordinate our efforts to support our neighbors through this added crisis in Boulder County. Partnering with the county and others, we hope will help ease the burden on individuals, families, and organizations.”

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at or by mail to “Community Foundation Boulder County” with “2020 Fires Relief Fund” in the memo to Community Foundation Boulder County, 1123 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO, 80302.

To make gifts of stock or to inquire about other options, contact Lynda Ricketson, vice president of philanthropic services, at 720-667-3557.