The Summit Foundation awards $550,000 to 44 area nonprofits
July 8, 2014
At its June meeting, The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees approved $557,636 in grants to 44 nonprofit organizations operating in Summit, Park, Lake and Grand counties. The grants were among the $2 million in distributions recognized at the foundation's July 2 Grant and Scholarship Awards reception. The spring 2014 grants were $35,000 over the awards made in the spring 2013 grant cycle. With this funding, the foundation has now provided more than $19.7 million in grant and scholarship funds since its inception in 1984.
A list of the nonprofits receiving grants follows.
ART & CULTURE: $19,500 GRANTED
Breckenridge Film Festival — to bring policies, procedures and infrastructure to 34th anniversary quality.
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance — "Our History Matters" student outreach and education program.
EDUCATION: $179,976 GRANTED
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Carriage House Early Learning Center — LED lighting upgrade and national conference training.
Education Foundation of the Summit — "Ready to Learn" partnership project. Funding in partnership with Vail Resorts Echo.
Mountain Top Children's Museum — Summer day camp scholarships, training support, outreach to other child care organizations, workshops and school assemblies.
Summit County 4—H — STEM programs.
Summit School District — Full-day preschool program for at-risk families. Funding in partnership with Vail Resorts Echo.
Summit School District Pre-Collegiate Program — Program coordinators and textbook stipends for CMC mentoring program.
Swan Center Outreach — Leadership and Sustainability with Horses program.
Timberline Learning Center — Outdoor classroom enhancements.
YouthEntity — Financial literacy programs in Summit County schools.
ENVIRONMENT: $27,500 GRANTED
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative — Quandary Peak volunteer stewardship project and Leave No Trace education. Funding in partnership with Vail Resorts Echo.
Colorado Mountain Club — Partnership with Dillon Ranger District for Tenderfoot Mountain restoration projects.
Colorado Youth Corps Association — Conservation crew trail maintenance and rehabilitation in White River National Forest.
Continental Divide Land Trust — Technology improvements.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado — Trail restoration work along Upper Turk's Trail.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE: $170,500 GRANTED
Bristlecone Foundation — Healthcare and hospice services. LW
Domus Pacis Family Respite — Food for the Families Friday program.
Early Intervention Colorado — Mental health crisis services, Applied Behavioral Analysis support, speech therapy play group and parenting education curriculum for early language development. LW
League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS) — Spay/neuter assistance program and medical/surgical needs. LW
Summit County Community & Senior Center — Nutrition and care management services programs.
Summit Youth Services Center — Summit School District school—based health programs. Ft, L
Timberline Adult Day Services — Specialized programs and educational staff training.
SPORTS & RECREATION: $88,160 GRANTED
The Cycle Effect — Mountain bike program for young women in Summit County.
Dillon Yacht Club Junior Sailing Club — Sailboat purchases.
Summit County Swim Team — Matching grant to place AED in SHS pool and technology upgrades.
Summit County Youth Baseball and Softball — Equipment upgrades and facility improvements. H
Summit Extreme — Improvements to indoor baseball training facility in Dillon. H
Summit Nordic Ski Club — Skier scholarships, recruitment and retention.
Summit Velo — Scholarships for youth bikers and pop-up tent purchase.
Team Breckenridge Sports Club — Scholarships, hill space, competition travel, and equipment.
Team Summit — Scholarships, Summit Cup race series, competition panels and bibs.
NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: $72,000 GRANTED
Alma Foundation — Stabilization of historic Ladies Aid Building.
Boys & Girls Club of South Park — Operating support.
Bristlecone Montessori School — Scholarships and financial aid.
Cloud City Conservation Center — Lake County Green School Initiative and Home Energy Efficiency program.
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative — Stewardship projects in Lake and Park counties.
Far View Horse Rescue — Operating support.
Heart of the Mountains Hospice — Hospice services in Grand County.
Lake County Full Circle — Mentor-youth activities.
Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative — Establishing professional staff.
Park Alliance for Young Children — Coordinator position.
South Park Historical Foundation — Rehabilitation of Colonel Mayer Home.
South Park Food Bank — Nutritional items and food storage.
When noted previously, funding also provided by:
Ft: Follett Advised Fund
H: The Highlands at Breckenridge Advised Fund
LW: The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund
in Partnership with Vail Resorts Echo: $85,000
(These grants are included in the previous descriptions.)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative — Quandary Peak project and Leave No Trace education.
Education Foundation of the Summit — "Ready to Learn" partnership project.
Summit School District — Full day preschool program.
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