The Summit Foundation awards $550,000 to 44 area nonprofits |

The Summit Foundation awards $550,000 to 44 area nonprofits

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.


Breckenridge Film Festival — to bring policies, procedures and infrastructure to 34th anniversary quality.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance — “Our History Matters” student outreach and education program.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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