Breckenridge grants more than $260,000 to local nonprofits
January 16, 2014
Nonprofit leaders fist-bumped, rather than high-fived, members of the Breckenridge Town Council Jan. 14 as they paraded through the chambers collecting checks to help with operational costs, marketing and more in 2014.
While they kept a lid on the spread of germs, the council did spread some excitement, celebrating the annual presentation of the grant money. The town grant program funding is available to area nonprofits that present events or cultural programs, or provide human services.
"We are humbled by your passion, your commitment, and we are happy to give you this money," Mayor John Warner said.
Councilmembers Jennifer McAtamney, Mike Dudick, Mark Burke and Ben Brewer handed out checks totaling $260,600 to 30 area nonprofits as part of the 2014 Grants Program.
Organizations may apply under two categories: marketing, for organizations or events that attract visitors to Breckenridge, and human services, for community-service organizations. Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status and apply through the county-wide common grant process, which occurs annually in September. The town has been providing funding through a grant process since 1986.
In addition to the grant process, the town budgeted $28,000 for two scholarship programs: the Junior Athletes, administered by the Breckenridge Elite Athletes organization; and Summit High School Seniors.
Recommended Stories For You
Other nonprofits supported by the town include the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Breckenridge day care and preschool facilities for scholarships and GoBreck for town-wide marketing programs. Breckenridge also provides support through individual departments for various nonprofit programs affiliated with those departments, as well as in-kind services for a variety of organizations.
As he handed out some of the checks, Burke said, "You think about all of the good people in this room do, and if the town tried to do it all on our own, it would be millions of dollars."
Recommended Stories For You
Trending In: Local
- Morrie Shepard, Vail’s first ski school director, has taken his final lift ride
- Breckenridge paid parking to be managed by private company
- EPA works to clean up the toxic Jumbo Mine near Keystone Resort
- Colorado health insurance regulators holding public meeting on 2018 premium rates
- Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes into effect May 1
- Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush,’ ‘mining for ratings,’ faces lawsuit from Park County neighbors
- Vail Resorts to buy The North Face and Columbia stores in Breckenridge
- Hate ski boots but love to ski? This Colorado company created a way to allow skiers to wear snowboard boots
- Frisco workforce-housing project delayed amid rising construction costs
- US beer critic names Frisco’s Outer Range a top new brewery