The Summit Foundation is pleased to announce $1,026,300 in grants to 58 local nonprofits through its end-of-year grants cycle. Grants were awarded to organizations that are making a difference in one of The Summit Foundation’s four impact areas: Healthy & Safe Communities, Bright Futures, Arts & Culture and Environmental Stewardship.
The grants will support a number of key community initiatives, including renovations for Francie’s Cabin, ski and snowboard programs for local at-risk youth, child advocacy, disaster relief and local arts programming.
Grants Committee Co-Chair Susan Propper explained how it all works: “Each year, The Summit Foundation’s staff and trustees spend weeks reviewing the details of each request, including meeting one-on-one with each applicant. Through the Grants Committee’s in-depth review process. We make sure there is no duplication and look for potential collaboration. We are also able to identify other ways we can support our local nonprofits through The Summit Foundation’s Nonprofit Resources for Grantees program.”
Of course, The Summit Foundation couldn’t provide this funding without help from the community. Fall grants were made possible by over 3,000 generous businesses and individuals that provided donations this year to The Summit Foundation, including our ski area partners: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone Resorts.
Eight donor advised funds managed by The Summit Foundation also contributed an additional $102,000 to grantees, which provided supplemental funding to nonprofits in need.
The full list of grantees is provided below, including the five grants that were awarded in partnership with Vail Resorts EpicPromise: Breckenridge Montessori, High Country Conservation Center, Lake Dillon Preschool, Summit County Preschool and Timberline Learning Center.
The Summit Foundation’s 2019 Fall Grantees
10th Mountain Lacrosse
Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc.
Advocates of Lake County
After Prom for SHS & Snowy Peaks
Alpenglow Chamber Music Festivals, Inc.
American Red Cross Colorado Wyoming
Bethany Immigration Services
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Bright Start Learning Center
CASA of the Continental Divide
Cloud City Conservation Center
Colorado Learning Connections
Colorado Mountain College Foundation
Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance
Early Childhood Options
Education Foundation of the Summit
Family & Intercultural Resource Center
Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Full Circle of Lake County, Inc.
Grand County Higher Education
High Country Conservation Center*
High Country Soccer Association
Horizons Specialized Services
Keystone Science School, Inc.
Lake County School District
Lake Dillon Preschool*
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Mountain Area Land Trust
NAMI High Country Colorado
National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
National Repertory Orchestra
NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence
Northwest Colorado Health
Park County Senior Coalition
Project Bike Tech
Rocky Mountain Rural Health
Rotary Club of Summit County
South Park Early Childhood
Summit Community Care Clinic
Summit Concert Band
Summit County Arts Council
Summit County Coroner's Office
Summit County Government
Summit County Preschool*
Summit Huts Association
Summit School District
Summit Youth Orchestra
The Peak School
Timberline Learning Center*
TreeTop Child Advocacy Center
*Grants provided in partnership with Vail Resorts EpicPromise