© Jonathan B Auerbach

© Jonathan B Auerbach

Wildfire Protection Fund

The Colorado Chautauqua has long been concerned about the catastrophic threat of wildfire. The 2021 wildfire season is predicted to be as active as last year’s record-setting season. Your donation will help with our prevention and mitigation activities.

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Why Support Chautauqua?

Now more than ever, the Chautauqua values of voluntary simplicity, lifelong learning, love of nature and music, oration and the arts are relevant and needed in the hectic pace of today’s digital age.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Colorado Chautauqua Association relies on the generosity of the community to help preserve the site and spirit of the historic Chautauqua and enrich the lives of all who visit.  Read on to learn about the many ways you can support Colorado Chautauqua Association.

Individual or Business Contributions

Gifts of any size make a difference. Donor generosity allows CCA to constantly improve the visitor experience of the Colorado Chautauqua’s historic accommodations and event venues, the natural beauty of the 20+ acres of grounds, and the quality and quantity of educational and entertainment programming.

Become a Chautauqua Champion today!

One of the most effective ways to support CCA is to become a champion of Chautauqua with a recurring monthly gift. Your continual donation enables us to make a direct impact on preserving Chautauqua for future generations. From fostering future stewards of Boulder’s historic gem and instituting new programming to keeping this special place open for all, your support matters.

Your monthly donation will continue unless you request us to stop your payment. This contribution can be charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking or savings account. You can increase, decrease or cancel your monthly donation at any time by calling 303.952.1635 or email


Donate While You Shop on Amazon


  1. Visit and sign into your Amazon account like you would normally. 
  2. In the blank white search bar under the “Start by picking your charity” text, type in Colorado Chautauqua then click the yellow Search button.  
  3. Click the grey Select button to the right of the Colorado Chautauqua Association  
  4. Click on the checkbox to agree that you understand that to support the Colorado Chautauqua, you must shop through Then select the yellow Start Shopping box. 
  5. Now you are free to browse products just like you would regularly on While you browse products, you will notice in the description that it will say “Eligible for  donation” just under the price listings. Every eligible purchase you make through will result in a 0.5% donation of the purchase price to your selected charity. 

While there are many 501(c)(3) organizations to choose from when selecting your Amazon Smile beneficiary, choosing Colorado Chautauqua will help us fund our programming, facilities, COVID relief fund and so many other avenues that help keep Chautauqua preserved as the special National Historic Landmark that Boulder knows and treasures.  

Planned Giving

Planned giving provides ways to support the Colorado Chautauqua without affecting a donor’s current lifestyle or family’s security. Through planned giving, gifts can be made that cost nothing during the donor’s lifetime and leave cash flow and current financial planning unchanged. Planned giving gifts could include gifts from wills or trusts, retirement plan designations, appreciated securities, life insurance and many more. Learn more…

Matching Gifts

Many corporations offer matching gift programs whereby the company agrees to match any gift donated by an employee or retiree. A Matching Gift Program is an ideal way for a company to demonstrate the importance of supporting the community. Corporate matching can double and often triple the overall contribution that Colorado Chautauqua Association receives on behalf of an individual. Learn more…

Corporate Sponsorship

Colorado Chautauqua Association’s corporate partnership program is a unique and cost effective answer to specific corporate marketing objectives. It also helps businesses demonstrate their commitment to education, the arts, environmental sustainability and historic preservation and connection to one of the Colorado Front Range’s most extraordinary cultural and historical institutions. Learn more…


The Colorado Chautauqua has always represented the best of what Boulder has to offer, thanks in part to our members. Membership helps to preserve the historic grounds of the chautauqua and build community through unique cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences. And, with year-round programs and member benefits, there has never been a better time to join the Colorado Chautauqua Association. Learn more…

Commemorative Bricks

Become a part of Colorado Chautauqua’s history by purchasing a commemorative brick, engraved with a personal message and installed along a path in the beautiful Centennial Garden. This is a perfect way to commemorate a birthday or milestone or to honor a special friend or family member. Learn more…


Donate your time! Volunteers are essential to our mission. Each year volunteers donate their time to help in customer experiences and special events. Learn more…

Raise the Roof

Donate funds to help replace the roof of the historic Chautauqua Auditorium. Your support of the preservation of this irreplaceable building – an 1898 lofty, open architectural wonder – is vital to the long-term future of the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark.

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Learn More

To learn more about these opportunities and ways you can support the Colorado Chautauqua Association please contact:

The Colorado Chautauqua Association is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. Tax ID: 84-0447931