Grand Foundation awards $178K in grants to Grand County nonprofits
The Grand Foundation has announced its 2011 grant disbursements. The Foundation awarded $178,603 to 47 local nonprofit and/or service organizations. During the last 15 years, the Foundation has granted nearly $1.9 million to organizations in Grand County. “During challenging times, most nonprofits see increased demands. 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,” said Megan Ledin, executive director of the Grand Foundation.The Grand Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the residents and guests in Grand County. For more information, visit http://www.grandfoundation.com.2011 Grant DisbursementCategoryOrganizationAmountProject DescriptionEnvironment, total $21,692Headwaters Trail Alliance$1,200Laptop ComputerMiddle Park Land Trust$2,000Marketing/Outreach for Fraser River InitiativeFraser Valley Partnership for Trails$2,500Snowmobile for Trail GroomingGrand Community Gardens, Fraser$8,000Materials for New Fraser Community GardensGrand Community Gardens, Granby$ 2,492Materials to Expand Granby Community GardensGrand Resource & Recycle Coalition$ 5,500Monthly Recycling Day in FraserHealth & Human Services, total $87,270Advocates$ 6,000Support for Outreach Services & General Operating Cliffview Assisted Living Center$10,000Commercial Gas Range and DishwasherGrand Beginnings$5,500Scholarship Funds for Professional DevelopmentGrand County Council on Aging$5,000Senior Transportation Program Grand County Pet Pals$2,170Paint for Cat Room; Positive Behavior MaterialsGrand County Rural Health Network$10,000ACHES & PAINS ProgramsGrand County Search and Rescue$10,000Equip the Rescue Truck and Purchase SnowmobileHabitat for Humanity$ 5,500Support for 10th HouseHeart of the Mountains Hospice$10,000Hospice Expenses for Patient CareHorizons Specialized Services$5,000Family Support ProgramMountain Family Center$5,000Basic Needs Program for Grand County FamiliesNorthwest Rocky Mountain CASA$1,000Child Welfare Training for Local CASA VolunteersPlanned Parenthood$1,800Gynecological Exams and Cancer ScreeningsPregnancy Resource Connection$1,800Child Birth ClassesShining Stars Foundation$1,000Support for Local Summer Adventure ProgramTCP Food Bank and Angels Outreach$5,000Loaves ‘N Fish, Merchant Program Matching GrantTroublesome Horse Rescue$2,500General Operating and OutreachEducation, total $38,539Colorado Mtn. College, Grand County$5,000ESL and GED Preparation Classes Business w/out Borders$2,000Quickbooks; Marketing/Fundraising MaterialsEarly Education Center (EEC)$2,500Replace Aging MaterialsEast and West Grand Scholarships$2,000Gala Scholarships Given Graduating SeniorsEternal Hills Christian Preschool$2,900Quality Improvement Materials Fraser Creative Learning Center$5,000Scholarships to Subsidize Tuition CostsGranby Play Days Preschool$2,500Handwriting Without Tears and Curricular MaterialsGrand Futures Prevention Coalition$1,639Youth Pro-Social Messaging ProjectGrand Kids$ 5,000Scholarships for Grand County FamiliesGrand Lake Community PTA$2,000Community Summer ActivitiesKremmling Preschool$5,000Scholarship/Tuition AssistancePhilanthropic Educational Organization$1,000Scholarship Program for Grand County WomenWinter Park Christian School$2,000Two ComputersArts & Culture, total $15,602Grand County Characters$894William ‘Ute Bill’ Thompson Costume; StorageGrand County Concert Series$2,200Denver Brass ConcertGrand County Historical Assn.$1,500Printing/Digitizing Historical JournalsGrand Lake Area Historical Society$5,000Purchase of Land for Smith-Eslick Cottage CourtMoffat Road Railroad Museum$1,008Past Perfect Museum SoftwareRMRT’s Youth Theatre Program$5,000Youth Theatre Program Amateur Sports, total $15,500Bits N’ Spurs$1,000Equipment Grand Lake Trailgrooming, Inc.$2,500Fuel Hot Sulphur Springs Little League$2,500Hot Sulphur Springs Baseball Field ImprovementsMiddle Park Fair & Rodeo$2,500Rodeo SupportNational Sports Center for the Disabled$2,000Grand County Therapeutic Programs Winter Park Horseman’s Association$5,000General OperatingTOTAL GRANTED$178,603Environment$ 21,69212 %Health & Human Services$ 87,27049 %Education$ 38,53922 %Arts & Culture$ 15,602 9 %Amateur Sports$ 15,500 8 %
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