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Make a Donation to HC3

The High Country Conservation Center, (HC3) is your conservation organization working on climate action, waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency, sustainable business programs, water conservation, and local food systems in Summit County.

Let’s work together to build a more resilient future and protect this place we all love to live and play. Your support makes the conservation programs and services we provide to our community possible.

Support local conservation this Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 7

The impacts of climate change is here. HC3 needs your support more than ever to continue to take local action on climate and conserve our mountain resources.

TO DONATE: You can schedule your donation as soon as Sunday, November 1st. It’s simple, just make your donation HERE and select CO Gives Day for time at checkout. Or set a reminder to donate on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 7th.

Donations to High Country Conservation will be matched up to $20,000 by generous local donors.
Thank you for supporting HC3’s mission to provide practical solutions to conserve resources in our mountain community!

Colorado Gives offers low processing fees and NO monthly fees, making it beneficial for non-profits to receive the maximum amount of your generous donation.

Sponsor Party for the Planet 2022

Showcase Your Business at HC3's Biggest Event of the Year!

HC3’s Party for the Planet event supports all our programs including climate action, waste reduction, water conservation and local food. We offer a variety support levels with benefits to highlight your business to our local community.

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Let’s work together to build a more resilient future and protect this place we all love to live and play!

Sponsorships paid via credit card include a processing fee. If you’d like to avoid this fee and pay by check, please contact us at 970-668-5703.

Other Ways to Support HC3 and Make a Difference


If you receive a state income tax refund in 2020, you will have a new opportunity to donate some or all of your refund to support the High Country Conservation Center.

Donating a portion of your tax refund is simple:
Enter High Country Conservation Center and our registration number 20023005525 in the [Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund] line on your state income tax return or tax software – or give this info to your tax preparer when you submit your tax documents.

Learn more about this giving program at RefundWhatMatters.org.

Support HC3 with AmazonSmileAmazonSmile

AmazonSmile has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com, but when you shop at AmazonSmile 0.5% of the purchase of eligible products goes to the High Country Conservation Center.

Every item that is on Amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at the same price. All eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” on the product detail pages.

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Support HC3 by joining the Snow Huggers ClubSnow Huggers Club

For just $20, Arapahoe Basin‘s Snow Huggers Club offers discounts on lift tickets, lessons, rentals, retail and food and beverage. All proceeds benefit the High Country Conservation Center. Visit Arapahoe Basin’s website or call 970-468-0718 to join.

Support HC3 with the City Market Community Rewards program.City Market Community Rewards

Let’s face it … we all have to shop at the grocery store, right? So why not incorporate HC3 into your shopping routine? It’s shopping for a cause. All you have to do is register your City Market Value Card online at www.citymarket.com and add the High Country Conservation Center (#VB611) as your non-profit of choice. It’s that easy!

City Market is donating up to $400,000 to area nonprofit organizations from Jan 1 until Dec 31, so help us make a difference!

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Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card benefits HC3Alpine Bank Environment Loyalty Debit Card

Alpine Bank’s Loyalty Debit Card program began in 1997 and is an innovative way for you to give back to our community.

Each time you use your Environment Alpine Bank Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to the High Country Conservation Center. These special cards are available with no annual fee to individuals with an Alpine Bank checking account.

HC3 is a proud member of one percent for the planet1% For the Planet

The High Country Conservation Center is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming High Country Conservation Center as your beneficiary.  Everyone wins!  For more information please visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.

Donate to HC3 through Colorado GivesColorado Gives

ColoradoGives.org is a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 2,000 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

Privacy Policy

The High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party.

HC3 provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:

  • Contact Information – name, complete address, phone number, email address, employer information
  • Payment information – credit card number and expiration date, and billing information
  • Giving information – history of gifts made to HC3, dates and purposes
  • Information concerning how you heard about HC3
  • Information you wish to share – questions, comments, suggestions and other information that you share with us related to your interest in our organization
  • Your request to receive periodic updates – e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fundraising appeals, newsletters and other materials

HC3 uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you and update you on the work of HC3. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

HC3 will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of HC3 and only to further the activities and purposes of HC3.

It is our desire to not send unwanted mail or email to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

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