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The Summit Foundation awards spring grants to 42 nonprofits

Summit Daily/Robin Johnson

At its June meeting, The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees approved $516,752 in grants to 42 nonprofit organizations operating in Summit, Park, Lake and Grand counties. The grants were among the $2.2 million in distributions recognized at the annual Grant and Scholarship Awards reception June 27. The grant awards represent a 36 percent increase in funds awarded to nonprofits operating in our mountain communities over the same period in 2012. With the grant awards, the foundation has now provided more than $17.6 million in grant and scholarship funds since inception in 1984.

To learn more about The Summit Foundation visit summitfoundation.org.

Below is a list of the nonprofits receiving awards:

ART & CULTURE: $22,750 GRANTED

Arts for the Summit — Fall for the Arts. Fl,T

Breckenridge Festival of Film — Youth and high school programming during September festival.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance — Our History Matters student program.

Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee — New lighting for display in County Commons.

EDUCATION: $197,610 GRANTED

Carriage House Early Learning Center — Keypad and security system, preschool dance classes. LW

Keystone Science School — Campaign to purchase the campus and form an independent 501(c)3 organization.

Little Red Schoolhouse — Roamer/floater position, Montessori training, new computers.

Mountain Top Children’s Museum — Summer day-camp scholarships, training support, outreach to other child care organizations.

Summit County 4-H — Operating expenses.

Summit School District — Full-day preschool program and numerical literacy board games. Preschool program funding in partnership with Vail Resorts Echo.

Summit School District Pre-Collegiate Program — Additional program coordinator and program support. K

Swan Center Outreach — Leadership and sustainability with horses, operating expenses. SAR

Timberline Learning Center — Playground enhancement and sun shades.

ENVIRONMENT: $12,500 GRANTED

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative — Quandary Peak projects.

Continental Divide Land Trust — Conservation easement stewardship, monitoring program upgrades and training. SAR

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado — Summit County outdoor stewardship projects. LW

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE: $145,092 GRANTED

Advocates for Victims of Assault — Peace Maker program, Legal Advocate program, resource and development staff, suicide prevention counseling. LW

Bristlecone Foundation — Health care and hospice services. FL, LW

Domus Pacis Family Respite — Marketing campaign for respite weeks. T

Early Intervention Colorado — Speech therapy play group, parenting education curriculum, provider and service coordination. Funding in partnership with Vail Resorts Echo. LW

League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS) — Spay/neuter assistance program. LW,SAR

Roundup River Ranch — Camper program for two Summit County campers. LW*

Summit Youth Services Center — Summit School District school-based health programs. LW

Timberline Adult Day Services — Life skills training and Healthy Choices program.

SPORTS & RECREATION: $62,500 GRANTED

Summit Extreme — Indoor baseball training facility in Dillon.

Summit Nordic Ski Club — Skier scholarships.

Summit Velo — Scholarships for youth bikers.

Team Breckenridge Sports Club — Scholarships and hill space.

Team Summit — Scholarships and Summit Cup race series.

NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: $76,300 GRANTED

Boys & Girls Club of South Park — Youth development and triple-play program.

Bristlecone Montessori School — Scholarship and financial aid program.

Cloud City Conservation Center — Lake County green school initiative and home energy efficiency program.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative — Adopt-A-Peak volunteer programs.

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust — Outreach for conservation work along the Colorado River in Kremmling.

Far View Horse Rescue — Composting.

Grand Beginnings — Childcare resource and referral, professional development.

Lake County Full Circle — Youth-mentor activities.

Lake County School District — Renovation of middle school play yard.

Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative — General operating support.

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation — Assistance to purchase digital mammography machine.

South Park Food Bank — Nutritional items for clients.

Troublesome Horse Rescue — Therapeutic riding lessons.

Notes

When noted previously, funding also provided by; Fl — The Eileen & Paul Finkel Advised Fund; K — The Keltner Family Fund; LW — The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund; SAR — Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund; T — The Jack and Pat Thomas Advised Fund

Vail Resorts Echo & The Summit Foundation Partnership: $73,092

(These grants are included in the previous descriptions and awarded amounts.)

Early Intervention Colorado — Speech therapy play group, parenting education curriculum, provider and service coordination.

Summit School District — Full-day preschool program.

— Daily News staff reports


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