THE SUMMIT FOUNDATION SUPPORTS LOCAL NONPROFITS WITH NEARLY $700,000 IN GRANTS
In June 2017, The Summit Foundation distributed $670,100 in grant awards to 51 local nonprofits providing critical services in Summit County and our neighboring communities.
Much of the grant funding will allow nonprofits to offer their programs at a reduced rate for families in need. The programs cover a variety of areas such as youth sports, recreation, education, enrichment, and pre-school programming. Other grants include volunteer trail maintenance and forest rehabilitation projects, as well as funding for free community concerts and high quality arts education for students of all ages.
“We received over $900,000 in grant requests from a broad range of organizations,” said Mark Spiers, President of The Summit Foundation’s Board of Directors and member of the Grants Committee. “It’s not an easy task narrowing the field, as so many of our organizations are doing amazing work in our community. We are grateful for the dedication and service of our local nonprofits, and it’s rewarding when we are able to fund so many worthy programs.”
The Summit Foundation also continued its support of the School-Based Health Clinics, a unique collaboration of the School District and Summit Community Care Clinic that offers affordable and integrated health services at our local schools. In addition, a second year of funding was approved for the Housing Works Initiative, a partnership with the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) that encourages landlords to offer long-term housing for local workers rather than short-term housing options.
Through The Foundation’s partnership with Vail Resorts EpicPromise, four organizations received funding through the EpicPromise Partner Grants including Breckenridge Creative Arts, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Girl Scouts of Colorado, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.
The grants listed below were made possible by over 3,000 generous businesses and individuals that provided donations this year to The Summit Foundation.
American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming
Blue River Horse Center Inc.
Blue River Watershed Group
Boys & Girls Clubs of the High Rockies
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Breckenridge Creative Arts
Breckenridge Film Festival
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Bristlecone Health Services
Bristlecone Montessori School
Carriage House Early Learning Center
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
Colorado Headwaters Land Trust
Domus Pacis Family Respite
DYC Junior Sailing Club Inc
Early Intervention Colorado - Summit County
Fairplay Adventist Community Food Bank
Far View Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
Full Circle of Lake County Inc.
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Girls on the Run of Western Colorado
Grand County Rural Health Network
Grand County Water Information Network
Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids
League for Animals and People of the Summit
Little Red Schoolhouse
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative
Mountain Top Children's Museum Inc
NAMI High Country Colorado
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Snowy Peaks High School
South Park Food Bank
South Park Rail Society
St. Vincent Hospital
Summit Community Care Clinic
Summit Community Orchestra
Summit County Community and Senior Center
Summit County Youth Hockey
Summit Huts Association
Summit Nordic Ski Club
Summit School District
Summit Youth Baseball
Team Breckenridge Sports Club
Team Summit Colorado
The Cycle Effect
Timberline Adult Day Services
Timberline Learning Center
Town of Dillon
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers