The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has many different purposes. It was originally started in 2007 to help Colorado’s farmers and ranchers deal with the devastating blizzard after it was apparent this aid like this was not available. Since then, every major natural disaster in Colorado that affects the agricultural community has been aided by our foundation. We maintain a reserve for use in immediate need at all times.

Even though the disaster fund is a large part of what the foundation does, we also support other programs such as agricultural education, young farmers and ranchers, farm safety and health, leadership programs such as 4-H, FFA and the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program. We also serve to provide funding for educational programs within Colorado Farm Bureau, and to assist rural communities.

The Colorado Farm Bureau accepts monetary donations for our disaster fund when activated, and for programs year-round. Checks can be made out to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, and credit card payments can be taken online through PayPal. Please note on your donation where you want your funds to go from the following categories: Ag Education, Safety and Health or Leadership Programs.

Please contact Chad Vorthmann, Executive Vice President at for inquires about the foundation.