About Us

We focus on building strong, prosperous communities throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Community Builders is built to advance three core goals:

Strengthen Local Leadership

Leadership is fundamental to building successful places. Yet great leadership extends beyond those holding elected office. It’s the people and organizations who work tirelessly to make their community better for those who live there. We work to create a culture of civic leadership that empowers local leaders to drive positive change in their communities.

Inspire Community Action

Lasting success emerges from and is propelled by the community – it is not something that can be delivered from an outside entity. We help build the capacity communities need to forge their own future, and we provide the tools, insight, and analysis to help them take action.

Enable on the Ground Progress

We have an implementation bias. Whether working with local partners to establish better policies and programs or providing resources that support the implementation of best practices more broadly, we emphasize results and meaningful on-the-ground change.


Help local leaders build livable communities across the American West.


Livable Places for All


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2015 990

2016 990


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2017 Highlights

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