Non-Profit Project

We are dedicated to serving our community and ensuring that the work we do together benefits those who live and work in Durango. Consequently, Team North Star has committed to donating 1% of our proceeds to local non-profit organizations. Our clients, whether they be the buyer or seller, can help us decide where they would like to see the money go. See below for the list of non-profits that we suggest. 

From the start of the project in October 2017, Team North Star's clients have been responsible for $6117.84 in donations.


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durango community shelter 

Since 1991, the Durango Community Shelter has served families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Each year the Durango Community Shelter provides over 9,000 nights of safe shelter to 500 individuals, 40% women and children. The Durango Community Shelter continues to be the only 24/7/365 shelter service in Southwest Colorado and the only option for families and individuals trying to get back on their feet and regain self-sufficiency. The facility has sleeping quarters for men, women, and families as well as communal living spaces including a kitchen, living room, laundry facilities, and dining room.


mountain studies institute

To empower communities, managers, and scientists to innovate solutions through mountain research, education, and practice.

The Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit center of knowledge established in 2002 in Silverton, Colorado.  A sustaining premise of MSI is that collaborations among researchers, educators and policy makers with an interest in the San Juan Mountains and other mountain systems worldwide can provide increased knowledge and understanding of mountain environments and communities and the issues that affect them.



Colorado avalanche information center

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Executive Director’s Office. The program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Friends of the CAIC (FoCAIC) a 501c3 group. The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the state’s economy.

About half of the CAIC’s funding comes from an intergovernmental agreement with CDOT to provide training and forecasting for highway maintenance operations. As part of the Department of Natural Resources, close to 40% of the Center’s funding come from the Severance Tax Fund. The rest of the funding to run the program comes from the United States Forest Service, local governments, the Friends of the CAIC, and from donations from people like you.



To rescue, foster, and find permanent loving homes for abandoned dogs and puppies in La Plata County and the rural Four Corners, while also raising awareness for spay and neuter and the proper stewardship of animals.

LPP strives to place puppies in the correct home after having them in loving foster homes where they are crate trained, work on house training, and taught basic obedience. LPP follows up with post adoption training classes or a private session with one of our teachers. We recognize the importance of this teaching and post adoption support rather than just passing them on. Continuing their education and supporting adopters is key to our goals.


boys & girls club of la plata county

To provide a fun, safe place that kids can call their own, where they are inspired to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Being a member of the Boys & Girls Club satisfies the age-old desire of young people to have a “club” of their own. The Club’s door is open to girls and boys when they need a fun, safe place to go. The Club focuses on helping all kids, from every racial, economic, and ethnic background, grow their academic skills, personal character, and healthy lifestyles in a safe and welcoming environment.