Can'd Aid Foundation


20 Bowen St., Longmont, CO 80501

Website / Email

Executive Director
Diana Ralston

Director of Operations & Programs
Sarah Leavitt

Year Established

Service Area
Do-goodery knows no borders and we give back anywhere we CAN. As an organization founded and based in Colorado, though, we have deep roots and a commitment to supporting our local community.

Mission Statement
Spreading people powered do-goodery through Towns, Tunes, Treads & Trails and Love Yur Mama efforts nationwide.

• TOWNS – building strong communities. From shipping water to communities after a natural disaster or mucking + gutting a home post-flood, we do what we can to get communities back on their feet.
• TUNES – we believe that music, arts and culture feed the soul! We donate instruments to public schools in need, support emerging musicians, provide music workshops and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.
• TREADS + TRAILS – get outside and get after it! Whether its building bikes for deserving kids, restoring and building new trails, or encouraging hiking, running, kayaking & climbing – we believe in promoting a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle.
• LOVE YUR MAMA – save the blue marble. YOU help us plant trees, clean up rivers and support local recycling efforts because every little bit helps.


We spread people-powered do-goodery through Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama efforts.

To date, YOU have helped us spread the do-goodery by:
• Shipping over 900K cans of water to communities in need
• Raising over $108K for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
• Building 1,769 bicycles for deserving kiddos
• Donating 310 instruments to public schools
• Planting 5,126 trees
• Cleaning up ten rivers
• Recycling the equivalent of more than 17.5 million cans

Fundraising Events: 

‘Tis the Season to Spread the Do-goodery
November and December 2017
Join us in our holiday fundraising efforts as we work to spread countless acts of do-goodery nationwide.

Secret Stash at Powder Mountain
March 2018
Enjoy two days of epic skiing at Powder Mountain, the largest ski resort in the US! Purchase two-day ski packages with lodging, meals, VIP Sky Lodge Yurt access, endless Oskar Blues beers, and private jam sessions with world-class musicians included.

Grip, Sip, Give Classic
May 11, 2018
Start shining your golf clubs, because CAN’d Aid’s largest annual fundraiser is one for the memory books! Last year we raised over $43K thanks to generous sponsors and golfers. So, rally a foursome and spend a day on the green whacking golf balls, sipping brews, and giving back!

Burning CAN (notjusta) Beer Festival
June 2, 2018
Kickoff summer with an all CAN beer fest featuring 50+ breweries in Lyons, CO. Sip on craft beer, run the beer relay, watch the Lyons Outdoor Games, boogie down to funk-filled live music, camp and more.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

CAN’d Aid is people-powered, meaning we rely on YOU to help us spread the do-goodery! We are always looking for do gooders that can lend a hand building bikes, planting trees, cleaning up rivers, raising money, and doing good. Email to register to volunteer.

Giving Opportunities: 

As a public nonprofit that is just four years old, every dollar donated directly supports our work. We rely on support from individuals like you to help us reach our annual budget of $1 million. CAN’d Aid keeps its day-to-day operations expenses lean so that we can maximize our impact nationwide.

Ways to give:
One time gifts can be made on our website, by check or on the phone.
Recurring gifts are a great way to provide reliable and ongoing support. Donations can be made online – specify that you would like your gift to be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
Match donations through work-place giving programs, essentially doubling your impact.
Planned giving allows you to spread do-goodery for years to come. Include CAN’d Aid in your estate planning and leave a legacy of doing good behind.
Memorial and tribute gifts can be made in a loved one’s honor. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special occasions by making a donation in tribute.

Board of Directors: 

Dale Katechis

Scott Hicar
Vice President

Anita Gray

Stephanie Brady


Jason Rogers

Chad Melis