Donations received will help the DCD beautify the Durango community, create a collaborative cultural vision for our community through the DCD's Cultural Plan, diversify our local economy, advocate for sustainable funding to go towards our beloved arts and culture nonprofits, attract creative entrepreneurs to our community, celebrate and strengthen our unique identity, and improve our local quality of life.

In addition, we will also be seeking outside grant funding for our community in partnership with the City of Durango and the nonprofit community, maintaining and growing a vibrant physical Creative District, managing our website and Creative Directory, and working to fulfill goals outlined in our Cultural Plan and City of Durango's Comprehensive Plan.


Interested in becoming a Founders Circle, Visionary or Creative Kickstarter donor?
Please contact [email protected] to pay by check or receive an invoice!

Durango Creative District

(Offering $10,000 or more, payable over 3 years)

In recognition of your early support of our vision, you will receive:

•Permanent name/logo on website homepage and donor page
•Plaque suitable for your home or business
•Recognition at DCD events and newsletter for 3 years
•Recognition on select public benefit projects such as public art

Durango art

(Offering $6000 or more, payable over 3 years)


•Logo/name displayed listed website home page and donor page for 3 years
•Recognition at DCD events and newsletter for 3 years
•Plaque suitable for display in your home or business

art in Durango

(Offering $1000 or more)


•Name displayed on homepage and donor page for 1 year
•Recognition on DCD newsletter for 1 year


To make a donation by check, please mail to:

Local First Foundation
PO Box 2058
Durango, CO 81302

And please specify "Durango Creative District" in the check memo line!


Offering $10,000 or more

The Payroll Department
Spine Colorado
City of Durango

Wendy and
Tom Barney

Jane and Marc

Melissa and Jim

Shanan and Douglas

Louise, Spencer & Curtis

Susan Lander


Offering $6,000 or more

Durango Arts Center

Kimberley Milligan
and Chris Meiering

Rochester Hotel
R Space
Durango Creative District
Tailwind Nutrition
1st SouthWest Bank
1st SouthWest Community Fund


Offering $1,000 or more

Local First
The City of Durango
Bootlegger Society
Sara Olsen & Associates
Carver Brewing Co.
Alpine Bank
The Durango Herald
Durango Land and Homes
Premier Vacation Rentals
Dear Family Fund
Fox Law Group

Durango Chamber of Commerce
Imagesmith Photography
The Powerhouse
Ballantine Family Fund
Fort Lewis College
Stallings Design Co.
Brookie Architecture & Planning Inc.
Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
Durango Business Improvement District
Jeff Susor & Erin Nealon
Durango Friends of the Arts
Duthie Savastano Brungard
Denver Post Community Foundation/RTR Host Community Grant


Julie and David Thibodeau, Salomon Family Fund, Looking Glass Art Collective, Bill Carver, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Wheeler Consulting, Scott DW Smith, Tafoya Barrett and Associates PC, Cream Bean Berry, Brad Tafoya, Charles Leslie, Becky and John Surmeier, Animas Eye Care, Gail and Richard Grossman