Fraser River Valley Lions Club will hand out over $50,000 in grants
The Fraser River Valley Lions Club, through its Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, will award 2018-19 grants totaling an all-time high of $52,040 to 34 local nonprofits and other groups working to better our communities. The checks will be presented to the organizations at a luncheon on Sept. 18 at Snow Mountain Ranch. The Lions Club’s annual call for grant applications generated a record number of applications. As usual, funding requests exceeded the funds available.
“Speaking for all of our hard-working Lions Club members, we are proud to give back this record amount of money. This grant program is the single largest way the Lions Club gives back to our community,” said Lions Club President Roger Odneal.
The Fraser River Valley Lions Club raises funds all year long through various activities, including a golf tournament, management of the local campgrounds for the U.S. Forest Service, Christmas tree sales, volunteering as Powder Partners at Winter Park Resort, and serving pancake breakfasts from the familiar big yellow trailer. All these funds go back to the community in three primary ways: through this annual grant program; in college scholarships to Middle Park High School graduates ($15,000); and through our vision care assistance programs for Grand County pre-school children, students, and adults ($10,000).
“By contributing to the funding of our local non-profit organizations, the Lions Club helps them do what they do best. Make our community a stronger, more compassionate, and vibrant place to live,” noted Lions Foundation President Kent Wehmeyer.
The following organizations will receive grants from the Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley for their 2018-19 programs and projects:
Advocates for a Violence-Free Community
Bits N’ Spurs Gymkhana Club
CO Lions Camp
CO Lions Kidsight
Eternal Hills Christian Pre-school
Fraser Creative Learning Center
Fraser Valley Hockey Association
Fraser Elementary Kindergarten
Granby Play Days Preschool
Grand County Concert Series
Grand County Council on Aging
Grand County Historical Association
Grand County Library District
Grand County Pet Pals
Grand County Rural Health Network
Grand County Search and Rescue
Grand County Wildfire Council
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
Grand Kids Childcare (Wapiti)
Headwaters Trail Alliance
Historic Fraser (save the 4 BAR 4)
Little Sprouts Learning Center
Middle Park High School Band
Middle Park High School Post Prom Event
Mountain Family Center
Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA
Peaks ‘n Pines Quilt Guild
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Fdn.
Run for Independence
Shining Stars Foundation
Winter Park Horseman’s Assn.
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