$10 million and counting
COPPER MOUNTAIN The Summit Foundation hit a milestone Wednesday, announcing total grants have surpassed $10 million since the nonprofit began giving grants in 1986.At the annual ceremony Wednesday night at Copper Mountain, nearly $300,000 was awarded to 33 nonprofit agencies in Summit, Chaffee, Park, Grand, and Lake counties.The Foundation is pleased and proud to be able to partner with all of the 33 nonprofit organizations to provide vital services and improve the quality of life we all enjoy in the Summit County and in our neighboring communities, said Cary Cooper, president of The Summit Foundation. For additional information, call (970) 453-5970 or visit the website at http://www.summitfoundation.org.
$296,868 Total GrantedART & CULTURE: $8,500Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: a grant for renovation of archive space.Summit County Arts Council: Funding for the Focus on The Child program to expose teachers and students to new art mediums. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE: $98,860Domus Pacis Family Respite: Funding for development and production of marketing materials.Early Childhood Connections: Funding for family respite support, transportation to medical appointments for families with children and financial assistance to families with special needs.League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS): a grant for their spay/neuter program and for assistance for low income residents for medical/surgical pet care. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation, and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.Mental Health America Summit County: Support for mental health services at the Summit County Jail and follow up peer and family support groups after release.Summit County Public Health: Funding for coordinated pregnancy health care program for low income and uninsured women in Summit County.Summit County Senior Center: Partnership support for a feasibility study for assisted living facilities for seniors and the disabled. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Summit Youth Services Center: a grant to provide preventive and primary health care services to Summit School District students. This is a collaborative effort between The Summit Foundation, Summit School District, Public Health Nursing, High Country Health Care, Summit Community Care Clinic and Colorado West Mental Health. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Millisor Family Advised Fund.TAME Foundation: Funding to sponsor three therapy horses in their horse therapy program. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.EDUCATION: $54,108Carriage House Early Learning Center: Funding for scholarships, staff training and classroom enhancements that provide early intervention services. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.Fredy Bear Scholarship Fund: Scholarships for elementary school students to participate in winter activities.The Keystone Center for Science & Public Policy: Funding of scholarships for nonprofit and government representatives to attend the Leadership Summit program. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Mountain Top Childrens Museum: a grant for day camp scholarships and program outreach.Summit County Preschool: Funding for full-day, year-round scholarships for children in the Summit County Head Start Program.Summit School District: a grant to fund payment of supplemental fees for low income preschool children enrolled in Summit School District preschool programs.ENVIRONMENT: $17,750 Blue River Watershed Group: Funding for a program manager to develop the Snake River Watershed Plan and to expand membership and advocacy for the Blue River Watershed. Funding provided by The Summit Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Continental Divide Land Trust: Support for educational hikes/tours of protected areas in the lower blue valley. Funding provided by The Summit Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado: a grant to assist in mitigating the recreational impact on three selected hiking trails in Summit County. Funding provided by The Summit Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.SPORTS & RECREATION: $78,650Quantum Sports Club: a matching grant to cover hill space charges and for scholarships.Summit Nordic Ski Club: Funding for scholarships and equipment purchases.Summit School District Turf Field Committee: a challenge/matching grant for development of two synthetic turf fields.Summit Youth Baseball and Softball: Funding to purchase bases and to complete backstop repairs.Team Summit: a grant for scholarships, to sponsor the Summit Cup Race Series and for safety equipment.NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: $39,000Advocates of Lake County: Program support. Advocates: Victim Assistance Team (Grand County): Support for outreach and education programs in the West Grand School District.Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity: Financial support for the organizations efforts to build a duplex in Buena Vista. Funding provided by The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Heart of the Mountain Hospice (Grand County): Funding of hospice care for uninsured and underinsured in West Grand County. Funding provided by The Summit Foundation and The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Grand County Rural Health Network: Support for childrens health and dental care through local services and a mobile van.Mountain Family Center (Grand County): Funding to establish a food bank in Kremmling.Lake County Even Start Family Literacy Program (Leadville): a grant to support the operation of their early childhood education facility that provides care for infants and toddlers of daytime and evening ESL students and teen moms. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative (Park County): Funding for education and awareness of local hiking trails and recreation areas.Partnership for Lake County Recreation: Support for phase 1 of the Lake County Parks construction and upgrade program.
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