The history and experience of community philanthropy in Boulder, Colorado, is wrapped up in the development of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Colorado. When we were just starting out, our story was similar to that of many small community foundations nationally. We had vision and high hopes, but few resources. And so our early years were spent primarily building donor-advised funds (DAFs) and trust within the funding and nonproﬁt communities. We focused on providing data and excellent donor service and convening important conversations.