Grand Foundation announces 2010 grants |

Grand Foundation announces 2010 grants

Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

The Grand Foundation has announced its 2010 grant disbursements. The Foundation awarded $179,695 to 47 local nonprofit and/or service organizations. Over the last 14 years, the Foundation has granted $1.7 million to organizations in Grand County.”During challenging times, most nonprofits see record growth and increased in their grant requests,” said Executive Director Megan Ledin. “Our community understands the needs of our residents and guests and stands behind the Grand Foundation to help make a difference in someone else’s life. It’s the individuals, small businesses and corporate partners who make our work successful.”The Grand Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the residents and guests in Grand County. For more information please visit http://www.grandfoundation.com2010 Grant DisbursementOrganizationAmountProject DescriptionEnvironmentHeadwaters Trail Alliance$ 3,000Trail Supplies & Support for the 10 Mile Creek TrailMiddle Park Land Trust$ 5,000Conservation EasementsHealth & Human ServicesAdvocates$ 6,000Support for Outreach Services & General Operating American Cancer Society$2,500Gas & Hotel Cards for Grand County ResidentsColorado West Mental Health$2,500Expansion of School-based Middle School Therapy Grand Beginnings$5,000Continuing Ed & College Courses for ECE TeachersGrand County Council on Aging$5,000Senior Transportation Program Grand County Housing Authority$6,300Wii & TV for Senior Activities & General OperatingGrand County Pet Pals$2,855Dog Houses and Roofing Materials for FacilityGrand County Rural Health Network$10,000ACHES & PAINS ProgramsHabitat for Humanity$5,000Support for 9th HouseHeart of the Mountains Hospice$7,500Hospice Expenses for Patient CareKMHD/Middle Park Medical Foundation$2,500Think First Educational Activities9News Health Fair$2,500Support for Kremmling, Granby, FraserMountain Family Center$7,500Basic Needs Program for Grand County FamiliesPlanned Parenthood$3,000Support Well-care Visits and Exams Pregnancy Resource Connection$2,500Child Birth Classes/ Earn While You Learn ProgramShining Stars Foundation$1,500Support for local Summer Adventure ProgramEducationEarly Education Center (EEC)$2,500Construction of a Safety Wall and DoorEast Grand School District $10,0002010-11 Field Trips (Grand Gala Grant)East and West Grand Scholarships$3,000Gala Scholarships Given to 4 Graduating SeniorsEternal Hills Christian Preschool$1,710Sun Shades and Technology Assistance Fraser Creative Learning Center$5,000Scholarships to Subsidize Tuition CostsGranby Playdays Preschool$1,920Curriculum & Equipment Support Grand County BEDA$2,500Technical Assistance ProgramGrand Futures$2,500Prevention & Educational Library MaterialsGrand Kids$6,300Cribs & Mattresses and Scholarship SupportKremmling Preschool$5,000Scholarship/Tuition AssistanceMiddle Park Music Education Found.$4,000Drum Package and KeyboardsNorthwest Rocky Mountain CASA$2,500Support Travel & Training for Grand County StaffPhilanthropic Educational Organization$1,000Scholarship Program for Grand County WomenArts & CultureGrand County Blues Society$2,500Blues in the School Program & WorkshopGrand County Characters$1,900Equipment & Training for Oral History ArchiveGrand County Historical Association$3,876Printing of Historical Journals, Pamphlets, etc.RMRT’s Youth Theatre Program$5,000Youth Theatre Program Amateur SportsAdaptive Adventures$1,000Alternative Adaptive Sports ProgramBits N’ Spurs$2,500Insurance, Equipment & Safety HelmetsFlying Heels Arena Association$2,500Timed Event ChuteFraser Valley Recreation Foundation$6,700Surface Material for Outdoor Playground Granby Chamber of Commerce$2,155Bounce HouseGrand County Archery Association$2,500Archery Equipment Grand Lake Trailgrooming, Inc.$2,500Fuel Independent Sports Club, Inc.$5,000ScholarshipsMiddle Park Fair & Rodeo$2,500Rodeo SupportNatl Sports Center for the Disabled$2,500Grand County Programs Winter Park Horseman’s Association$5,000General OperatingYMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mtn Ranch$3,479Sporting EquipmentTOTAL GRANTED$179,695Environment$8,000 5 percentHealth & Human Services$72,15540 percetEducation$47,93026 percentArts & Culture$13,276 8 percentAmateur Sports$38,33421percent