The Summit Foundation and The Anschutz Foundation fund basic needs |

The Summit Foundation and The Anschutz Foundation fund basic needs

Through a grant from The Anschutz Foundation, The Summit Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations in Summit, West Grand, Lake and Park counties. Food, rental and shelter assistance, utility and energy assistance, health care, counseling and basic emergency need services will all be provided. The intent of the grant from The Anschutz Foundation and the subsequent nonprofit awards is to assist individuals, children and families with basic needs as they encounter difficult financial situations.

“The effect of a down economy in the mountain region has caused and will continue to cause financial difficulties for many in our communities,” said Lee Zimmerman, executive director of The Summit Foundation.

In Summit County, these financial distributions will assist county food banks, social service providers, health care programs and counseling programs.

Organizations receiving funding are Family and Intercultural Resource Center, Summit Community Care Clinic, Advocates for Victims of Assault, Mountain Family Center (Kremmling), Grand County Rural Health Network, Lake County Advocates, and Park County Senior Coalition.

The award to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center includes assistance provided through FIRC, Dillon Community Church, Summit County Social Services, the Church of Christ (Frisco), Father Dyer Church Food Bank and Lord of the Mountains Church.

The Summit Foundation is now accepting grant requests from nonprofit organizations in Summit, Grand, Lake and Park Counties. The Spring 2010 grant application is available at and the application submission deadline is Friday, April 8.

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