Keep it Diverse. Biodiverse!
Biodiversity is the spice of life! It’s the reason we get to hear the “Eeep!” of the American pika, enjoy the early morning dance of the sage-grouse, and follow the tracks of the elusive Canada lynx. Without diverse ecosystems, these wonders would cease to exist, and life would be rather…bland. So, this holiday season, let’s work together to protect the hundreds of native species that call our mountains, plains, and deserts home.
A generous donor has offered to match donations!
A generous donor, Green Waves Fund, has offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any donation made by a new donor this giving season up to $5,000 and any donation made by a previous donor up to $5,000! Be sure to donate today in support of your favorite program and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first push on #GivingTuesday! We received nearly 50% of the new donor match. We have until the end of the year to get that last 50%!
Three ways to give: schedule ahead, give on Colorado Gives Day, donate time
RMW participates in Colorado Gives Day as a way to maximize how far each individual gift goes, as there is a $1 Million Incentive Fund provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank!
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy through online giving. Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contribute $500,000 to create the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every non-profit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. This means, if you want RMW to receive a larger portion of the Incentive Fund, be sure to schedule your donation for Colorado Gives Day!
If you aren’t able to give money, we understand! Maybe you could pledge your time instead. Volunteer duties could include support at events, science in the field, or even joining our online ambassador team, spreading the word about the endangered and threatened species and critical habitats that need help.
Where your donation goes
Your donation goes a long way to protect wild lands and wildlife in the Rocky Mountain region. In fact, you can decide just where that money is spent! If you choose “Program” in the section “Where do you want your donation directed?,” you can choose between the following program areas:
- Friends of Wolf Creek
- Vail Pass Wildlife Corridor
- Oil and Gas Lease Monitoring
- Front Range Pika Project
- Healthy Habitats Program
- 100 Women for the Wild
Inspire Others to Give
Everyone has a reason they give to RMW. Now is the perfect time to share your story and why you are supporting RMW and all of the wildlife RMW protects. Snap an #UNselfie – a picture of something that represents your reason or a sign that says “I’m giving because…” and share it on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter with the hashtags #unselfie #coloradogives or #IgavetoRMW.
We’ll be reposting the pictures we receive and we thank you for choosing to share yours. If you want, you can also use our Twibbon!
Thank you again for your generosity. Together we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of the Rocky Mountain region!