Our Mission

To protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education.


Protecting the Alpine

CFI partners with the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and passionate volunteers and donors nationwide to protect and restore the fragile alpine ecosystems on Colorado’s 14ers.

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About Us

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative was formed in 1994 as a partnership of nonprofit organizations, concerned individuals, and public agencies. Our mission is to preserve and protect the natural integrity of Colorado’s Fourteeners after a 1993 study noted significant environmental impacts due to rapidly expanding recreational use.

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Wow! Thanks to everyone who donated to CFI yesterday on Colorado Gives Day. We smashed our prior record of $72,000 through 712 donations totaling almost $104,000! As a means of comparison, in no year prior to 2009 did CFI raise close to that amount of money from individuals. And this year we did it in a day. Awesome! ... See MoreSee Less

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With help from all of our generous supporters, we've officially surpassed our $80,000 fundraising goal! The current total, $83,077, marks CFI's highest single day of individual giving ever, and the donations are still coming in online. From everyone at the Colorado Fourteeners Inititaive, thank you! #coloradogives #coloradogivesday ... See MoreSee Less

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With eight hours left to donate, we are on the final push to the summit. As of 4:00 p.m. we have raised more than $74,000 - surpassing the grand total of gifts pledged on Gives Day 2016. Help us reach our goal by donating online and spreading the word! bit.ly/1XNUgEz #coloradogives #coloradogivesday ... See MoreSee Less

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We've crossed the $65,000 mark, bringing us closer to the $80,000 goal for Colorado Gives Day. Thanks to everyone who's donated so far! #coloradogives #coloradogivesday ... See MoreSee Less

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Update: As of 11:30 a.m. CFI has received 304 individual donations totaling $53,750. ... See MoreSee Less

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Colorado Gives Day is in full swing! As of 9:30 a.m. we've received 228 individual gifts totaling $41,406 - just over the halfway point to our $80,000 goal. We will be periodically updating you with the current gift total throughout the day. Help us move the hiker closer to the summit! ... See MoreSee Less

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