Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage questions from the public. If you have a question, please contact us.

Tax revenue funds Jeffco Open Space to preserve open space and parkland, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy nature-based experiences. The Jeffco Open Space Foundation supports initiatives and programs that are outside the purview of Jeffco Open Space, and align with the Foundation’s vision, mission and beliefs. While Jeffco Open Space does the work of preserving the parks, Jeffco Open Space Foundation supports opportunities that connect people to the outdoors. Partnering with agencies and other nonprofits, the Foundation supports initiatives that provide equipment, supplies, transportation, and enhanced accessibility to nature for everyone, as well as programs for responsible use, trail courtesy education, volunteer programs, or youth development.

Just as we honor the lands we seek to preserve, we must honor the humanity of all that wish to enjoy them. Access to the outdoors is not equitable. The Jeffco Open Space Foundation desires to be a bridge in that gap. In partnering with the Foundation, you can help us overcome barriers to realize the vision: The outdoors for everyone forever. “Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.” -Zenobia Barlow in Confluence of Streams

Go to the Donate page, select Individual Gifts and Donate Now. Under “Where can we designate your gift?” select the Trust that most closely aligns with your loved one’s passion. When prompted, click the Dedicate this Gift button which allows you to fill in the name of the honoree. Their name will then be visible on the Donor Recognition page for 12 months.

The Jeffco Open Space Foundation Board is comprised of volunteers committed to keeping administrative expenses to an absolute minimum and leveraging all donations so they provide the maximum benefit to the Trust selected.

Scroll down to Join Our Email List at the bottom of any page on our site, enter your name and email, and you’ll be on the update list.  

Click on Contact and submit your information with a message describing your interest in becoming a Board Member.   

Yes, we welcome donations of this nature. Click on Contact to let us know your plans and receive information on this process.

We have a Benevity account. Click here to access our account.

Supporting the Jeffco Open Space Foundation preserves public lands and adds to the legacy of access for all.