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 Montessori*

Breckenridge Music

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 Beginnings

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

Mountain Mentors

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

SOS Outreach

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

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