Donate to Weld Legacy Foundation

Choose to support one of our established funds listed below or talk to us about creating a new fund or endowment.

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Choose to support one of our established funds listed below or talk to us about creating a new fund or endowment.

Weld Legacy Foundation Funds


Area of Greatest Need

This unrestricted fund supports community needs identified by Weld Legacy Foundation.

Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado

Banner Hospice of Northern Colorado provides high-quality, comprehensive, and compassionate end-of-life care for hundreds of patients and families each year. They provide care in patient’s homes, independent or assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing homes. Offering a wide range of end-of-life care options, Banner Hospice provides compassionate, dignified, individualized support regardless of someone’s age or diagnosis. This fund provides for staff education, equipment, and department needs.

Bright Futures Colorado

Bright Futures provides grants to Weld County high school graduates, GED recipients, and honorably discharged veterans toward post-secondary education or a trade certification.



Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab fund provides financial assistance to patients who would otherwise not be able to engage in the rehabilitation program.

Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired

Curtis Strong was long known as a colorful storyteller and reader of poetry. A Colorado native, he was a business owner, avid pilot, and outdoor enthusiast. During his final years of life, he suffered from macular degeneration, an eye disease that caused him to lose most of his vision.

After Curtis Strong passed away in 2000, Weld Legacy Foundation was the residual beneficiary of his estate and received nearly $2.3 million. This funding established the Curtis Strong Center for the Visually Impaired.

Ensight Skills Center now operates the Curtis Strong Center in Greeley. Ensight is accredited by the National Accreditation Council (NAC). The NAC is the standard setting and accrediting organization for agencies serving people with blindness or visual impairment.

The Center’s typical client has a vision loss that cannot be corrected medically or surgically. Most clients struggle, even with corrective glasses, to read the newspaper, pay bills, or see the computer screen. The Center’s purpose is to assist these individuals to maximize the vision they currently possess.



Heart Safe City

In 2012, Weld Legacy Foundation partnered with the City of Greeley, Greeley Fire Department, Banner NCMC Paramedic Services, and NCMC’s CardioVascular Institute in the Heart Safe City initiative. The Heart Safe City is a community-wide effort to educate citizens on the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest, identify symptoms, learn how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

The Heart Safe City initiative also called for the placement of AEDs in public gathering spots throughout our community. These AEDs are equipped with simple step-by-step instructions. In 2013, Greeley became the second city in Colorado to officially earn the Heart Safe City distinction. Since 2013, over 1,000 community members have been trained in CPR through this program, and many AEDs are now in service throughout Weld County.

Hospitality Closet

The Hospitality Closet provides basic clothing for patients of NCMC who do not have clothing to wear upon discharge because their clothing was damaged or destroyed due to injury or during initial treatment.

Hospitality House

The Hospitality House at NCMC provides lodging for patients who are undergoing outpatient treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy and for family members who need to be near seriously ill or injured loved ones during their hospitalization at NCMC. Hospitality House stays of six to eight weeks or even longer are not uncommon. While the Hospitality House is open 365 days a year, it is non-clinical and not staffed 24/7; guests receiving outpatient treatment at NCMC must have someone stay with them.



Med-Aid Prescription Assistance Program

The Med-Aid Prescription Assistance Program provides one-time prescription assistance to people in Weld County who have an urgent medication need but no way to cover the cost.

Monfort Children’s Clinic

In 1995, Weld Legacy Foundation responded to the overwhelming need for primary healthcare among children from Weld County’s low-income families and opened a medical clinic. The clinic was designed to provide complete medical care for children who are Medicaid eligible or uninsured.

Named the Monfort Children’s Clinic in honor of the Monfort Family Foundation’s lead gift, the Clinic occupies a 15,000-square-foot building on north 11th Avenue in Greeley built specifically to house a pediatric clinic. In addition to the Monfort Family Foundation’s generous contribution of $1 million, donors in the community contributed nearly $4.5 million to support this important community program. The clinic is owned and supported by Weld Legacy Foundation and operated by Sunrise Community Health.



NCMC Organ Donor Honor Wall
Travis and Jennifer Gillmore, in collaboration with Donor Alliance, Weld Legacy Foundation, and Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center created a dedicated organ donor wall at North Colorado Medical Center with the purpose to educate and promote organ and tissue donation, honor the individuals who courageously donated organs and tissue, and share organ donor and recipient stories. This fund provides ongoing updates and maintenance to the donor wall.



Patient Support Fund – Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Patient Support fund provides breast cancer patients with support for household expenses, transportation, counseling, and massage therapy. This fund also pays for mammograms and diagnostic services and procedures for underinsured women.

Patient Support Fund – Good Neighbor (Indigent Care)

The Good Neighbor Patient Support fund is used most frequently for patients with serious medical conditions. It supports qualifying patients with household needs such as rent, utilities, food, transportation, counseling, massage therapy, and other approved expenses.

Patient Support Fund – NICU and Pediatrics

The NICU & Pediatric Patient Support fund assists with living expenses such as rent or mortgage, transportation to and from the hospital, counseling for anxiety regarding their newborn's health, specialty formula, diapers, car seats, and other approved expenses.

Patient Support Fund – Oncology (Kent McConnell Memorial)

The Oncology Patient Support fund provides support for qualifying patients undergoing cancer treatment with household needs such as rent, utilities, food, transportation, counseling, massage therapy, and other approved expenses.

Pediatric Rehab – Go Baby Go
This fund provides adaptive mobility equipment which can also include assistive technology for children with special healthcare needs. Adaptive equipment can assist with ongoing pediatric rehabilitation and development.



Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy

The Will Rothman Family Chaplaincy program began in 1995 and was named in honor of Will and Anne Rothman’s generous lead gift.

Staff chaplains at NCMC offer spiritual care to every person who requests it, regardless of faith or cultural background. They counsel those who are facing illness, injury, surgery, trauma, or have learned of a diagnosis that will change their lives. A chaplain is available 24 hours per day to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families and involve local clergy upon request.

Non-profit agencies in Weld County may also request a grant for funding to support needs of their agency.