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Contribution Program Mission 

As a certified Community Development Financial Institution, one of First Southwest Bank’s top priorities is supporting rural economic development and reinvesting in the communities we call home. We accomplish this through loans, donations, event sponsorships, and volunteerism. 

Contribution Areas 

At the end of every month our sponsorship & donation committee will review requests. Applications requesting event sponsorships should be submitted at least 90 days in advance of the event date.

The following contribution areas are all included in the application and any or all areas can be included in one request.

  • Monetary Donation or Sponsorships - First Southwest Bank is proud to support local non-profit organizations and/or events that positively impact their community, particularly if they are related to one of our emphasized impact areas: 
    • Housing & Economic Development
    • Financial Wellness
    • Food & Farming
    • Youth Development & Leadership
    • Health & Human Services
    • Energy & Environment 
  • In-Kind Donations - We will consider donations of merchandise and First Southwest Bank logo items for events.
  • Volunteers Not only are we happy to donate and sponsor financially, but First Southwest Bank employees are also proud to volunteer in the communities we call home. If you’d like to request volunteers for an event, please let us know. 

How to Apply 

To make a contribution request, please fill out the online application.

Contribution Request Form

Not every question is required, but please fill out as much information as possible. Knowing more about your organization and the details of your request will help us in our decision-making process.

Local Contributions

In 2022 we contributed $170,890 to 102 local organizations and events.

  • 100+ Women Who Care La Plata
  • 4CORE (Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency)
  • Adams State University Athletic Department
  • Adams State University Grizzly Club
  • Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce
  • Alamosa High School
  • Alamosa Live Music Association
  • Alamosa Optimist Club
  • Alamosa Police Department
  • Alamosa Round-Up
  • Animas City Night Bazaar
  • Animas High School Building Corps
  • Arby’s All Star Game
  • Archuleta County Fair
  • Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office
  • Aztec Adventures
  • Blue Star Moms of Durango
  • Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley
  • Centauri High School
  • Center Consolidated School District
  • Center High School
  • City of Alamosa Parks & Recreation
  • City of Durango
  • Colorado Bankers Association
  • Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
  • Community Connections
  • Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley
  • Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado
  • Community Treehouse
  • Conejos County EMS
  • Creede Repertory Theatre
  • Curtains Up Pagosa
  • Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
  • Del Norte Rotary Club
  • Durango Adult Education Center
  • Durango Arts Center
  • Durango Botanic Gardens
  • Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering
  • Durango Derailers
  • Durango High School
  • Durango Rotary Club
  • Esoterra, Inc.
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Four States Ag Expo
  • Friends of SLV National Wildlife Refuges/Monte Vista Crane Festival
  • Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership
  • Greater Colorado Venture Fund GP
  • Green Business Roundtable
  • Healthy Archuleta, Inc.
  • Hillcrest Junior Golf Foundation
  • Hog Waller Mud Run
  • HomesFund
  • Humane Society of Pagosa Springs
  • iAM Music, Inc.
  • Independent Bankers of Colorado
  • Kiwanis Club of Alamosa
  • Kiwanis Club of Durango
  • La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association
  • La Plata County Fair
  • La Plata Economic Development Alliance
  • La Puente
  • Manassa Saddle Club
  • Manna Soup Kitchen
  • Montezuma County 4H/FFA
  • Music in the Mountains
  • Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society
  • Pagosa Springs Rotary Club
  • Pagosa Springs Sun Publishing/Newspapers in Education
  • Pine River Centennial Rotary Club
  • Poor Boy Car Club
  • Quivira Coalition
  • Renew, Inc.
  • Rise Above Del Norte Football Scholarship
  • Rise Above Violence
  • Ruby M. Sisson Library Foundation
  • Saguache County Seed
  • San Juan Mountain SOLES
  • San Luis Valley Early Iron Festival
  • San Luis Valley Fair
  • San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • San Luis Valley Health Foundation
  • San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition
  • San Luis Valley Ski High Stampede
  • Sanford High School
  • Sargent Educational Foundation
  • Sargent High School FFA
  • SCAPE (Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs)
  • Sierra Grande School
  • Skiballs
  • SLV Beat The Heat
  • SOIL Sangre De Cristo
  • South Fork Fire & Rescue
  • Southwest La Plata Library District
  • Splashland
  • Success for Native America 2022
  • Summerfest on the Rio
  • True Western Roundup
  • United Way of Southwest Colorado
  • Ute Mountain Rodeo Roundup
  • Western Heritage Event Center, Inc.
  • Wolf Creek Ski Team