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

Grand Foundation

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

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