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Grant Foundation announces Annual Grants Program disbursements

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The Grand Foundation is proud to announce its Annual Grants Program disbursements for 2012. The Foundation experienced another successful year, awarding $183,120 to 43 Grand County nonprofit and service organizations. Over the last 16 years, the Grand Foundation has granted over $2 million to more than 100 local agencies. This support would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of all Grand Foundation donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers. “Grand County is fortunate to have a community that not only understands and cares about the needs of its residents and guests, but also stands behind the Foundation’s motto to Give Where You Live, Work and Play!” stated Megan Ledin, Executive Director of the Grand Foundation. “For the first time in our history, we were able to award a grant to every organization that applied. This speaks volumes about the giving nature of our friends and neighbors.”The Grand Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and guests in Grand County. For more information, please visit Grant DisbursementEnvironmentGrand Huts Association, $7,500, Broome Hut on Second CreekHeadwaters Trails Alliance, $2,000, Trail maintenance suppliesEnvironment Total, $9,500Health & Human ServicesAdvocates Victim Assistance Team, Grand Beginnings, $5,000, Professional development for early childhood professionalsGrand County Council on Aging, $8,000, Senior transportation programGrand County Housing Authority, $5,000, Cliffview Assisted Living CenterGrand County Pet Pals, $1,000, Marketing and collateral materials; universal microchip scannerGrand County Rural Health Network, $10,000, A.C.H.E.S. and P.A.I.N.S. programsGrand County Search & Rescue, $2,000, Search and rescue equipmentGrand Futures Prevention Coalition, $1,000, Social media campaign; East Grand County Healthy Kids dataGrand Kids, $5,000, Scholarships and car seats Heart of the Mountains Hospice, $7,500, Hospice care for Grand County residentsHorizons Specialized Services, $5,000, Family Support ProgramMiddle Park Medical Foundation, $3,170, Life-saving hypothermia and airway obstruction equipmentMountain Family Center, $15,000, Resource Tote ProgramNational Sports Center for the Disabled, $2,000, Summer and winter therapeutic recreation programsNorthwest Rocky Mountain CASA, $5,000, Child welfare training for CASA volunteersPlanned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, $2,500, Routine well checksPregnancy Resource Connection, $2,200, Childbirth Preparation classShining Stars Foundation, $1,000, Grand County Summer Adventure programTroublesome Horse Rescue, $2,500, Therapeutic riding lessonsHealth & Human Services Total, $92,870EducationColorado Mountain College Grand County, $5,000, GED and ESL classes in Grand CountyEast & West Grand Scholarships, $3,000, Scholarships for graduating seniorsEternal Hills Christian Preschool, $5,000, Scholarships/tuition assistanceFraser Creative Learning Center, $5,000, Scholarships/tuition assistanceGranby Play Days Preschool, $5,000, Curriculum development Kremmling Preschool, $5,000, Tuition assistanceMiddle Park Music Education Foundation, $6,000, Stage curtains for East Grand Middle SchoolP.E.O. Chapter IX, Winter Park, $1,000, Scholarships Winter Park Christian School, $2,000, School desksWinter Park Early Education Center, $2,500, Infant Crib Room improvementsEducation Total, $39,500Arts & CultureGrand County Blues Society, $2,500, Blues from the Top Youth Stage; Blues in the Schools ProgramsGrand County Concert Series, $2,500, Concert feesGrand Lake Area Historical Society, $5,000, Roof repairs, Smith-Eslick Cottage Court Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, $5,000, Youth Theater ProgramArts & Culture Total, $15,000Amateur SportsAdventure Education – EGSD, $9,750, Self-bailing rafts Bits ‘N Spurs Gymkhana, $1,000, Horse trailer safety kit Fraser Valley Hockey Association, $5,000, Chiller tube compressorGrand Lake Trailgrooming, Inc., $2,500,Fuel for trail grooming equipmentLil’ Mustang Wrestling, $2,000, Participation feesTown of Granby Recreation Department, $1,000, Volleyball systemWinter Park Horseman’s Association, Inc., $5,000, High Country Stampede Rodeo and Jackpot SeriesAmateur Sports Total, $26,250Total Granted, $183,120

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