join us on facebook                           Ɩ    HOME    Ɩ    WHAT WE DO    Ɩ    REQUEST OUR HELP    Ɩ    SUPPORT OUR WORK

May 21, 2014

With deep sadness, we inform you that one of the Golden Civic Foundation's founders, Heinie Foss, has passed away. His memorial service will be held on Friday, May 29th, in the Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center.

Mr Foss was the driving force behind the vision and creation of the Foundation. His dream, hatched over many cups of coffee with his friends Fred Pattridge, Lars Runnerstrom, Chuck Goudge, and others has resulted in a stronger and more vibrant Golden. As a community, we are indebted to him for his generosity of spirit; as a Foundation, we owe our success to his vision and sense of purpose. He will be greatly missed.

The Golden Civic Foundation is a powerful force for good in Golden!

Through our grants and loans program, we invest money in the historic downtown, to ensure that it remains a beautiful and vital center for the community.

We help sponsor many of the big community events, such as Buffalo Bill Days, the Fine Arts Festival, Olde Golden Christmas, the Wild West Auto Roundup, and the Farmers Market.

Click to view.

We donate tens of thousands of dollars every year to Golden's non-profit organizations, including the schools, museums, and groups that serve the needy.
We support Golden's Public Art collection.  Over time we have acquired more than two dozen pieces, which are on display all over town.

What's new with the
Golden Civic Foundation?

May 23, 2015
The Golden Family Bike Cruise starts this week on Tuesday, May 26th.

May 22, 2015
The memorial service for Heinie Foss will be held Friday, May 29th, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street.

February 23, 2015
Our favorite day of the year!  At today's grants distribution luncheon, we gave away the profits from the 2014 auction...over $80,000!  See how the grants will be spent.

December 16, 2014
SAVE THE DATE!  Next year's auction will be held on November 14th, 2015.

December 15, 2014
Our first annual Golden Gives event was a huge success.  Thanks, Golden, for contributing $273,350 to our non-profit organizations!


The Golden Family Friendly Bicycle Cruise!

2015 promises to be a great season to get out on your bike with family and friends! We hope you’ll join us on the last Tuesday of each month from May through October, and ride the wonderful bike paths of Golden!   Learn more!

   Telephone: 720-326-8636 | e-mail:

   Please join our email list!



Site by