In June 2016, Bonfils Blood Center announced it would merge with Blood Systems, Inc., an Arizona-based nonprofit blood center. Effective with the Jan. 1, 2017 merger date, the fundraising arm of Bonfils Blood Center, Bonfils Blood Center Foundation, was dissolved.
In partnership with Community First Foundation, Bonfils Blood Center Foundation carried forward its remaining assets and a $5M gift from Bonfils Blood Center through the creation of a donor-advised fund. This new fund enables community gifts given over the last 20 years to have a lasting impact on the future and stability of our organization.
While gifts can no longer be made directly to us, should you wish to continue supporting Bonfils Blood Center and Blood Systems’ Mountain Division with financial gifts you may send checks made payable to Community First Foundation and designate them to Bonfils Blood Center Donor-Advised Fund.
Community First Foundation
5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80003
An advisory committee made up of former Bonfils boards of trustees and staff has been established to provide oversight of the funds. This group will regularly evaluate funding requests from the blood center and approve fund distribution from the donor-advised fund to support projects and programs that benefit blood center operations and our lifesaving mission.