Summit County nonprofits receive $19,500 in grants |

Summit County nonprofits receive $19,500 in grants


Nonprofit organizations working in Summit County and focused on reducing the occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse received grants totaling $19,500 from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation.

Recipients included $3,000 to Summit County Care Clinic and $1,500 to Summit Radio and TV Inc.

Substance abuse and domestic violence have been issues in the region for a number of years, and the council continues to look for ways to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence while increasing awareness and fostering collaboration among nonprofits.

Other grants presented in March came out of El Pomar’s Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF) III, a $1 million fund geared toward emergency human services and abuse prevention services. The CAF III grants benefiting Summit County included $6,000 to Family and Intercultural Resource Center, $7,000 to Summit Community Care Clinic, $1,000 to Dillon Community Church and $1,000 to Father Dyer Community Church

Other CAF III grant benefitted organizations in Lake County, including Lake County Human Services, Advocates of Lake County, St. George Episcopal Church in Leadville, Holy Family Catholic Church in Leadville and First Presbyterian Church in Leadville.

In all, organizations in the four counties that comprise the High Country region received a total of $60,000 through CAF III funding.

The grants were recommended by El Pomar Foundation’s High Country Regional Council, an advisory board of community leaders representing Eagle, Lake, Pitkin and Summit counties. Thomas Davidson, Summit County commissioner; Jim Morgan, general manager for Colorado Mountain News; and state Rep. Christine Scanlan from District 56, serve on El Pomar’s High Country Regional Council.

El Pomar Foundation initiated the first installment of the Colorado Assistance Fund in fall 2008, and the second installment in summer 2009.

Each installment included $1 million in grants to nonprofits across the entire state of Colorado and addresses emergency services related to the economic downturn. In total, the four counties in the High Country region have benefited from $175,000 in funding through CAF I, II and III.

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