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“BUILDING A BETTER GOLDEN”-MEET THE GOLDEN CIVIC FOUNDATION!



“BUILDING A BETTER GOLDEN”... MEET THE GOLDEN CIVIC FOUNDATION!

The Golden Civic Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to office on the third floor of Connects Workspace. We have two part-time staff – Heather Schneider, Executive Director, and Julie Behrens, Assistant Director, supported by a fantastic working Board of Directors and Advisors and numerous community volunteers.

Since 1970, our mission continues to be to invest in the economic and cultural vitality of the Golden community has far exceeded expectations to include the following programs:

Community/Civic Development

Community Grants

Small Business Loan Program


Do you have a request of the Connects community? As a nonprofit organization, we rely on donations to further our mission to invest in the economic and cultural vitality of the Golden community. Here are some ways to support us:

1. BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR- see the sponsorship flyer here.

2. COMMIT TO BEING A MONTHLY DONOR OR PROVIDE A ONE-TIME DONATION- Donate here.


Contact Us!

For more information or questions on ways to support the Golden Civic Foundation, please contact Heather Schneider, Executive Director, or Julie Behrens, Assistant Director. Feel free to also leave us a voicemail at our office at (303) 279-9169.

Connects Events


This Week: Happy Hour hosted by The Wright April 25th at 4pm at the Armory Come learn about The Wright, a 3-day summit and award program illuminating the industry and culture of the outdoors returns April 29- May 2, to Golden, Colorado. Host a Happy Hour! Every Thursday • 4pm Let us know if you want to host an upcoming happy hour!  Interested in Teaching a Workshop at Connects? We have availability beginning June 2019.

Member Events



The Wright Event April 30th-May 2nd THE WRIGHT brings 3 days of discussions, workshops, keynotes and events, culminating in the highly anticipated Award Night celebration of the outdoor-inspired entrepreneur. Learn more here!


The Golden Summer Jam Thurs. June 27th - 5:30p-9:30p Come join us at the Colorado Railroad Museum for live music, food and fun for all ages. The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town, friendly atmosphere. Tickets will go on sale early May.More info here!


Want to add your event to our weekly email? Just email us your event information.

Golden Events


Golden Gran Fondo June 23rd Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. Beginning in downtown Golden, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. More information here.