The Tesoro Foundation (Tesoro means "Treasure" in Spanish) is committed to protecting and making available to the community the artistic treasures of our American past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, African American and Early European cultures. From art and cuisine to historical re-enactments and music, the Tesoro Foundation’s mission is to create community based events and educational outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage.
The Tesoro Foundation was created in December 1999 and is a Colorado non-profit corporation organized under the Colorado Non-Profit Corporation Act and has received tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code.
The Tesoro Foundation has applied to terminate its private foundation status under section 501 (b) (1) (B) of the Internal Revenue Code during a 60 month period beginning January 1, 2005.
The Tesoro Foundation intends to operate as a public charity as described in Sections 509 (a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code for an advance ruling period of 60 months beginning January 1, 2005.