Since 2008, Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder has served as an independent organization extending the hand of Christ to Boulder. The Foundation was created by the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder (now Grace Commons Church) Trustees, with the blessing of Session. For over a decade, the foundation has partnered with the church, including an agreement to hold and manage gifts from wills and memorials on behalf of the church, awarding grants that supported the church’s various ministries, scholarships for church retreats, and seed funding for new internships.
In 2013, the Foundation continued operations under the trade name FaithBridge Foundation, to illustrate the independence and community focus of our mission.
In 2019, FaithBridge received accreditation through the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.
In 2019, the Board of Directors voted to formally and intentionally link the work of the Foundation with the church by amending the mission statement, expanding the Board membership to include current elders and trustees, and establishing a stated partnership with the church.
To further strengthen our alignment with the church, in 2020 we began operating as Grace Commons Foundation.
The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the Presbyterian Foundation of Boulder
dba Grace Commons Foundation is an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.