Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the Copper Environmental Foundation's 12/13 grant cycle. The foundation was started in November 2007 by Copper employees, with a long-term goal to support environmental initiatives in Summit and the surrounding areas. Grant funds are raised solely by the donations from Copper employees and distributed within the community.
The foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake counties. The foundation supports a variety of youth environmental projects producing tangible results.
Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly recommended to apply.
The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call Steve Miller (970) 968-2318 ext. 38903 to discuss potential projects before submitting an application.
Previous grants have ranged from $2,000-$10,000 per project. Eligible recipients may include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include the High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Summit School District.
Applications can be downloaded by visiting www.coppercolorado.com/environment and email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submissions are only accepted by email. Visit CopperColorado.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging steals, event details and more.