Friday, December 20th, 2013
At the December 2013 Board of Trustees meeting, The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees allocated $723,487 in funding to 44 nonprofit agencies providing services in Summit, Grand, Park, and Lake Counties through 47 grant awards.
The Summit Foundation specifically partnered with Vail Resorts Echo on grants totaling $80,000 to three nonprofit organizations including Early Childhood Options, Education Foundation of the Summit, and Summit County Government Youth and Family Services.
Many of The Foundation’s grant awards are possible due to generous contributions made by our local ski areas, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts, through their annual donation of transferable ski privileges which result in over $900,000 in contributions to The Foundation each year.
The 2013 Fall grant awards totaled $25,325 more than those awarded in December of 2012. Nearly 47 percent of the grant allocations went to 15 health and human service agencies and programs that received over $338,000. Twelve organizations offering educational programs and services received $193,530. Seven art and culture organizations received a total of $97,500, which was a 25 percent increase over the art and culture grants awarded in December of 2012. Two environmental organizations received a combined total of $26,000. $20,500 was awarded to two nonprofit sports and recreation organizations. In addition, The Foundation presented $47,759 to six organizations responsible for programs or projects in neighboring Grand, Park and Lake Counties. Grants were awarded from The Foundation and several donor advised funds including the Finkel Family Advised Fund, Follett Advised Fund, The Highlands at Breckenridge Advised Fund, The Keltner Family Fund, The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund, Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund, and The Jack and Pat Thomas Advised Fund.
Since its inception in 1984, The Summit Foundation has awarded over $18.4 million in grant and scholarship awards to nonprofits operating in Summit, Lake, Park and Grand Counties and to local high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education.
Spring 2014 Grant applications are due April 11, 2014.