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The Summit Foundation awards reach nearly $13.9 million

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Special to the Daily/Kay BeatonStudents and parents celebrate in the lobby after the Summit Foundation Scholarship Awards last Thursday night at Beaver Run Resort.
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At its annual grant and scholarship awards reception last Thursday, The Summit Foundation announced the award of $1,433,508 in grants and scholarships over the past 12 months. Over that time, 90 grants were made to nonprofits in Summit, Park, Grand and Lake Counties, and 106 scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in those counties. The recently announced spring grant awards totaled $689,610. A breakdown of the spring grant awards by category: * Art and culture: $38,250* Education: $127,100* Environment: $23,500* Health and human service: $185,380* Neighboring communities: $56,280 * Special initiative grants: $198,000* Sports and recreation: $61,100* Vail Resorts Echo and The Summit Foundation partnership: $190,010Since 1986, The Summit Foundation has awarded $13,890,560 in grants and scholarships. Full list below.

“The Summit Foundation is proud to be able to distribute this funding and have a significant impact in the community,” notes Gini Bradley, President of The Summit Foundation Board of Trustees. “The Summit Foundation is delighted to be able to provide funding for programs that benefit our youth and those in need, such as food banks, utility and rental assistance, victims of domestic violence, hospice and home health services, dental care for economically disadvantaged patients, child care, forest and wilderness stewardship, recreation scholarships for low income children, homework and tutoring programs, music in the schools and free concerts.”The Summit Foundation focuses it support on vital community services with $1,298,364 going to critical community non-profits. Within these areas, we gave: •$668,662 to scholarships, education services and for children, youth and families. •$264,400 to Health care services, programs for the disabled and domestic violence programs •$180,000 to serve important basic needs from food banks to shelter and transportation.Of particular significance to the grant awards this year is an enhanced partnership between Vail Resort Echo and The Summit Foundation. The Summit Foundation partnership with Vail Resorts Echo is proud to recognize seven grants totaling $190,010 to nonprofit organizations in Summit County that include Advocates for Victims of Assault, Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Early Childhood Options, Keystone Science School, Summit School District’s preschool program, Summit Youth Services Center and Summit Prevention Alliance. “The community is our cause. And, we are proud to be able to provide these awards in this difficult economic time,” said Gini Bradley.The 2010 grant funding was released at the end of 2010. The 2011 Spring grants were allocated in seven major categories. Ten health & human service organizations received $185,380. Ten education organizations received a total of $127,100. Five environmental organizations received $23,500. Eight Special Initiative grants were awarded for a total of $198,000. $50,100 was awarded to three nonprofit sports and recreation organizations. Five grants were awarded for a total of $38,250 to art and culture organizations. In addition, The Foundation presented $56,280 to eleven nonprofit organizations responsible for programs or projects in Park, Lake and Grand Counties. Grants were awarded from The Summit Foundation, The Summit Foundation Endowment Fund and several Donor Advised Funds including The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund, The Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund, The Millisor Family Fund, The Jack and Pat Thomas Arts Fund, The Dobbs Family Fund, The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund, The Anschutz Foundation and Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Established in 1984 by the Breckenridge Ski Area, The Summit Foundation is a community, public foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents and guests of Summit County and neighboring communities. The cornerstone for The Foundation’s fundraising efforts is a transferable ski pass provided by Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Keystone Resort, Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. Additional funds are raised from individual contributions and a variety of annual special events including The Summit Foundation Golf Tournament, Summit County Parade of Homes and the Rubber Duck Race. For additional information about contributing, applying for grants, volunteering, or for The Foundation’s upcoming event schedule, please call (970) 453-5970 or visit the web site at http://www.summitfoundation.org.

$700,360 in Total AwardsART & CULTURE: $38,250 GRANTEDArts for the Summit – Funding for promotion of “Fall for the Arts” September program.Breckenridge Heritage Alliance – support for our history matters student outreach and education program.Breckenridge Music Festival – funding for Applause concerts. Funding for these programs is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Jack and Pat Thomas Arts Fund.National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) – support for the community engagement program, concert series and other NRO programs. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Jack and Pat Thomas Arts Fund. Summit Public Radio – Funding for general operation support from the Jack and Pat Thomas Advised Fund.EDUCATION: $127,100 GRANTEDBreckenridge Montessori – Support for operating costs and teacher continuing education. Carriage House Early Learning Center – funding for scholarships, staff training and classroom enhancements that provide early intervention services. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.Colorado Mountain College – Scholarship funding for participants in Leadership Summit, nursing scholarships and facilities. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation, the Jack and Pat Thomas Advised Fund, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Brad Odekirk Memorial Fund and the Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund.Friends of the Summit County Libraries – Funding for facility improvements at the north and south libraries. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation, the Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund and the Follett Advised Fund.Mountain Top Children’s Museum – Scholarships, day camp support and funding for staff continuing education training. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Summit County 4-H – Funding for staff support.Summit School District – a partnership grant with Vail Resorts Echo to fund payment of supplemental fees for low income preschool children enrolled in Summit School District preschool programs. Summit Education Foundation – contribution to the program. Funding is provided by the Follett Advised Fund and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Swan Center Outreach – Funding for care and upkeep of horse in the educational programs.Upper Blue Elementary School – Support of children’s programs. Funding is provided by the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund and the Millisor Family Fund.ENVIRONMENT: $23,500 GRANTEDBlue River Watershed Group – Funding for part-time staff support.Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – Support for recruitment, training management of volunteers for Mt. Quandary trail work.Continental Divide Land Trust (CDLT) – Funding for development assistant.Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness – Funding for a tool storage building.Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado – Support for trail maintenance for two Summit County projects.HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE: $185,380 GRANTEDBristlecone Foundation – Operational support for Bristlecone Home Health Services. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation, Summit Association of Realtors Charitable Fund, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund and the Follett Advised Fund.Domus Pacis Family Respite – funding for a part-time Family Respite/Volunteer Coordinator.Early Intervention Colorado (formerly Early Childhood Connections) – funding for family respite support, transportation to medical appointments for families with children and financial assistance to families with special needs. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation, the Follett Advised Fund and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund. Easter Seals Colorado – Funding for a summer camp program for special needs children. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and the Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Family and Intercultural Resource Center – support to provide information about parenting and child development. League for Animals & People of the Summit (LAPS) – a grant for their spay/neuter program and for assistance for low income residents for medical/surgical pet care. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund.St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Foundation – Funding for the Think First child safety program and a general contribution to the Foundation. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and the Peak One Surgery Center Advised Fund.Shaw Cancer Center – Funding for cancer support group in Summit County.Summit Community Care Clinic – A grant to provide support for general clinic operations for patients without insurance and a diabetes program. Funding for this program is provided by The Summit Foundation, The Millisor Family Fund, Peak One Surgery Center Advised Fund, the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund, and Dobbs Family Fund.Summit County Cares – a contribution to the program. Funding is provided by the Follett Advised Fund and Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc – funding for the creation of a “Maintain Meals” nutrition program for congregate meals, including meals for homebound and disabled clients.Summit Youth Services Center – a partnership grant with Vail Resorts Echo to support school-based health care in three schools, a collaborative program with Summit School District, Summit Community Care Clinic, High Country Health Care and Summit County Public Health. Summit Youth Services – Overall program support. Funding is provided by the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Town of Silverthorne – funding for the Adopt an Angel program. NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES: $56,280 GRANTEDGrand CountyGrand Beginnings – Support for the childcare resource and referral program and childcare scholarships.Grand County Rural Health Network – Funding for their patient navigator program.Lake County Advocates of Lake County – general agency and program support. Lake County Family Literacy – Support for childcare and adult educational programing in ESL and GED classes. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and the Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Lake County Full Circle – Funding for youth mentor program. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and the Eileen and Paul Finkel Advised Fund.Lake County School District – Funding for computer equipment in their middle school.Park County Boys and Girls Club of South Park – Support of and arts program for clients.Continental Divide Land Trust – Funding for education and outreach in South Park County.Park County Vision 2020 – A matching grant for recycle roll-off containers.Rocky Mountain Rural Health – Funding for the “Cardio Plus” program and associated equipment.South Park Historical Foundation – Funding for rehabilitation of Summer Brewery Building.SPECIAL INITIATIVE GRANTS: $198,000 GRANTEDThe Anschutz Foundation grants for support of basic needs:Advocates for Victims of Assault – funding for rental and counseling assistance.Family and Intercultural Resource Center – funding for food, utility and rental assistance and transportation. Collaborative support to FIRC, Summit County Department of Social Services and the food banks at Father Dyer and Dillon Community Churches.Summit Community Care Clinic – support for patient care for uninsured.Mountain Family Center (Grand County) – funding for rental assistance.Grand County Rural Health – funding for adult and child health care.Advocates of Lake County – funding for food, rental, utility and health care assistance.Park County Senior Coalition – funding for food, utility, rent and medical assistance.Summit County Pre-Collegiate Program – a second-year grant to Summit School District for the program coordinator to motivate, support and encourage first generation college students to pursue post-secondary education and support for program materials, transportation and tutoring. This is a partnership project with The Summit Foundation, Summit School District, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Mountain College, The Keltner Family Fund and Vail Resorts Echo.SPORTS & RECREATION: $56,280 GRANTEDSummit Hockey – Hockey Tournament support. Funding is provided by Peak One Surgery Center Advised Fund and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Summit Nordic Ski Club – Skier scholarships. Funding is provided by The Summit Foundation and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Advised Fund.Team Breckenridge Sports Club – Support for scholarships, equipment and hill space.Team Summit – Support for scholarships, the Summit Cup Race Series and coaches’ education.Vail Resorts Echo and Summit Foundation Partnership: $190,010 (These grants are included in the previous descriptions and awarded amounts.)Advocates for Victims of Assault – Funding to support the Peace Maker Campaign, the Clinical Services Coordinator, and a facilitator for the free domestic violence and sexual assault survivors support group.Colorado West Regional Mental Health-Summit County – Funding to support the detox and mental health triage unit (Safe Haven) and the Community Connections program.Early Childhood Options – Funding for the Move to Improve program.Keystone Science School – Funding to support a Summit Middle School student understanding and communication program (Transitions) and a new “Education in Action” program. Summit Prevention Alliance – Funding for program enhancement and capacity building.Summit School District Preschool – Funding for low income scholarships to attend preschool program.Summit Youth Services Center – Support for the school based health care program.SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS: $140,337 GRANTED


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