Ignite your impact through
collective foundation management

SPUR \sper\ (verb):

to urge

to incite to action

to accelerate growth or development

At Spur Philanthropy, we transform communities, inspire creative thinking and better people’s lives through collective foundation management and philanthropic advising.

The power in our approach lies in people working together for a greater purpose, leveraging a network of funders to partner on solution-oriented work. Our cutting-edge Social Investment Sourcing unlocks the potential of investable assets, solving complex community issues, and serving as the philanthropist’s boots-on-the ground impact partner.

Our clients move beyond the check by shaping the world around them through new areas of innovation. We are known by the contributions we make to the industry, our clients, and our community.

Our Team

Our 50+ years of combined experience in philanthropy, including management of  funds for high-impact projects, is driven by smart, strategic thinking and trusted relationships.

Tony Rosendo
CEO, Partner and Founder

Antonio (Tony) Rosendo grew up in both Puerto Rico and Colorado, and attended Colorado College, where he ran track and…

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Josh Bailey
Chief Advisor

Ignited by a family legacy of educators and community leaders, Josh’s interest and
passion in positively impacting community and others’ lives was developed at an early

Kristen Cahill CFO
Kristen Cahill
Chief Financial

Kristen is a proud Colorado native with a deep passion for accelerating community-based small businesses and organizations

Laura Blackburn
Chief Relationship officer

Laura’s experiences growing up in the Middle East and Europe created a passion for philanthropy which she has pursued through…

Jenny Stafford
Chief Operating Officer and Partner

At 19, Jenny’s interest in art and museums led her to a career-changing internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art…

Leif Ullman
Strategy and Operations Counsel

Leif has held roles in entrepreneurship, technology, and business for most of his career. He has recently worked as…


Philanthropic Advisor

Spur Philanthropy is a full-service philanthropic advisory serving as a partner for donor advised funds, wealth advisors, and philanthropists. We compliment financial expertise with the development of philanthropic profiles, initiating incorporation documents, strategic planning, next gen advising, board management and succession planning. 

Foundation Management

Whether you are starting a foundation or looking for a team to manage an existing one, Spur Philanthropy takes on the day-to-day workload so you can focus on the joy of giving. We streamline operations and administration, simplify the grant review and approval process, and serve as your boots on the ground with philanthropic partners. 

Legacy Strategist

While liquidity events can suddenly magnify wealth, they also produce unforeseen financial, tax, relational and legal challenges. Throughout the process, individuals need a team of experts to create customized strategies for you and your family. Spur Philanthropy can help navigate this complex process to ensure legacy and impact.  

Corporate Giving Partner

We provide a comprehensive suite of expert guidance and administrative support tailored to your needs, so you can focus on what you know best – your business. By partnering with Spur Philanthropy, you can increase employee engagement, decrease your team’s philanthropic workload, and eliminate duplication across the organization.

4 E's to Excellent Philanthropy

What We Do

Spur Philanthropy’s personal approach provides our clients with a partner and roadmap to distinctive philanthropy and social impact.


Uncovering your unique giving interests and values, informs distinctive generosity with clear vision, mission and priorities.


Create your specific roadmap to impact, using your Explore distinctives and our deep experience.


Centered around sourcing your philanthropic road map, we will collaborate with you to create and manage specific opportunities that align with your mission and values.


Celebrate the impact of your thoughtful work through personalized and curated experiences, visits, trips, and presentations.

To learn more about engaging with Spur, contact Laura Blackburn.


The foundations we serve believe that together, our collective impact can change the landscape of philanthropy. Our role: to define and spur their legacies forward.

Our mission is to turn ideas into action: finding and supporting high-impact projects and leaders who will drive these efforts.

At Bloom Foundation, we believe in the power of action-oriented philanthropy to inspire a thriving community. 

Our mission is to turn ideas into action: finding and supporting high-impact projects and leaders who will drive these efforts.

At Bloom Foundation, we believe in the power of action-oriented philanthropy to inspire a thriving community. 

We build our legacy of giving at the GE Johnson Foundation by engaging in the communities where we live and work.

Community partners

The Spur Philanthropy team works in partnership with the following organizations to transform our community.

Most Recent Project

The spirit of philanthropy has shifted to a collective approach that better accelerates change and drives authentic impact. Our portfolio reflects the collective impact our foundations have on making big change in our communities.

Project spotlight

The 315 Collective

The 315 Collective is a group of philanthropic funders, led by the Lane Foundation, who came together to fund a Mission Related Investment (MRI), which is a place-based investment that is intended to create positive social change in the community, while also generating a financial return.  The financial return allows the investor philanthropic organizations to increase their capacity to give back to the community.

The 315 Collective is located at 315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in east downtown Colorado Springs.  One side of the building houses the investor group of philanthropic funders, and The Philanthropy Collective, a group of philanthropic organizations that have come together to create more effective philanthropy through collaboration.  The other side of the building houses The Well, food and beverage hall, and community gathering space that funds the overall investment.