Summit Giving: The Summit Foundation establishes Global Giving Fund |

Summit Giving: The Summit Foundation establishes Global Giving Fund

The Summit Foundation establishes Global Giving Fund

The Summit Foundation has established a fund that will allow individuals to make tax-deductible contributions to the foundation specifically to support international work. The Global Giving Fund, which will be held within The Summit Foundation’s endowment fund, allows individuals and businesses a local-giving option specifically to support global causes. In turn, the foundation will allow Summit County residents who are completing international work to apply to it for funding support. Furthering the foundation’s vision to promote philanthropy, this fund will not impact either donations or grants to current grantees of the foundation. Applicants of the fund are required to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is involving at least one Summit County resident, preferably a group of Summit County residents, in a specific project or services; provide services outside of Summit County to global populations that are in urgent, demonstrated need; and demonstrate evidence of local-fundraising support. Religious activities are not eligible for funding. For more information about contributing to and/or receiving a grant from the Global Giving Fund, contact The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970.

Zero Waste warriors needed for Frisco barbecue

Join High Country Conservation Center at Frisco’s 2015 Colorado BBQ Challenge on Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20. We need your help to keep this event a Zero Waste Event by educating guests of the barbecue challenge at our great Zero Waste tents about how to divert waste by composting and recycling. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive a super-cool waste warrior t-shirt and 10 hog back bucks. You are the key to a successful Zero Waste Event, so email or call (970) 668-5703 to learn more or sign up.

Help needed with classroom library organization

Dillon Valley Elementary is looking for 100 volunteers to help organize and label books in our classroom libraries. We are meeting at Dillon Valley Elementary on June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please email Hollyanna Bates if you are interested in helping.

Domus Pacis Family Respite hosts Food for Families Friday

On Friday, June 12, meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Help create meals to nourish families on a cancer journey by allowing them time to relax and enjoy their respite week in Summit County. Join for the fun, meet some new friends and warm some tummies. Domus Pacis provides the recipes, ingredients and containers. You provide your time and a desire to make a difference. Bring an apron if available, a way to tie back or cover your hair and closed-toe shoes with non-slip soles. Donations of ingredients and food-storage supplies are gratefully accepted for this project. Learn more about Domus Pacis Family Respite online at

Donate to Advocates for Victims of Assault

Advocates for Victims of Assault is in need of diapers, sizes newborn to 5, along with wipes. Call Tracie at (970) 668-3906 for additional information or to drop off.

Summit Stix needs sponsors

Summit Stix Lacrosse Club is a nonprofit youth club looking for sponsors. Currently, the club has 100+ lacrosse pinnies they would like to have imprinted for a Labor Day lacrosse tournament hosted by Summit Stix. The club is looking for a business willing to pay for that process in exchange for their logo imprinted on the pinnie and lots of gratitude from the entire club. Please email for more information.

Summer fundraising opportunity available for local nonprofits

The Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30 p.m., beginning June 16 and through Aug. 25. The event will be an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged; however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. All donations and income from concessions will go to the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876.

Summit Historical Society seeks volunteers

Are you interested in history, or are you eager to share the heritage of Summit County with visitors? The Summit Historical Society is looking for volunteers to be guides at the 1883 Schoolhouse Museum, Myers cabin and the Honeymoon cabin located at 403 LaBonte St. in Dillon. The museum is open to Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, Aug. 29. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Two-hour shifts are available for those of you with very busy schedules. A script is provided. For more information, contact Christy at or (970) 468-2207.

New date for the rummage sale

The Summit County Seniors have announced new dates for their annual, gigantic rummage sale. This is the largest sale of its kind in the county. Some space is available for items to be donated now by appointment. Call Brenda at (815) 258-5843, Angel at (309) 243-7275 or Carol at (847) 903-4521. Normal drop off times will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center. Sale begins Thursday, July 30.

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