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Summit County nonprofit briefs: Frisco gives more than $130,000 to nonprofits

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

Last Tuesday, the town of Frisco gave more than $130,000 in cash grants and in-kind donations to Summit County nonprofits.

Frisco grants more than $130K to nonprofits

Frisco presented 34 local nonprofits with grants the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 26, as part of the town's annual grant process. In total, they received $130,745 in cash and in-kind donations for the fiscal year of 2016.

Organizations that show a benefit to Frisco or Summit County residents, or demonstrated good results with previous funding from Frisco in the past were given consideration.

Recipients include the Bristlecone Foundation, the Girl Scouts of Colorado, High Country Conservation Center, the Keystone Science School, Summit County Preschool, the Summit Rotary Charitable Fund and several others.

Summit education foundation celebrates five years

The Education Foundation of the Summit celebrated five years at the end of 2015, giving the largest amount of grants since the nonprofit was formed. A total of $18,300 was awarded to Summit County teachers, including the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards, grants to school PTAs, scholarships for high school seniors and collaborative educational efforts with schools and community groups.

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Since it was created in 2010, the foundation has raised more than $250,000 total.

In addition, the Education Foundation of the Summit was recently recognized as the "Outstanding Community Organization for 2015" by the Summit Foundation.

"Thanks to the ambition and enthusiasm of the members of the Education Foundation of the Summit, we have partners at the ready to help us expand and implement successful educational programs," Superintendent Dr. Heidi Pace wrote in a letter of support.

Story time with Rabbi Ruthie

Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb with the Synagogue of the Summit is hosting a free story time series for children ages 3-7. The event will include a book reading from PJ Library and a craft.

The next event will be hosted at the Lagoon Townhomes clubhouse, at 700 Meadow Creek Drive in Frisco on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.