Fraser River Valley Lions Club’s 2016-17 grants |

Fraser River Valley Lions Club’s 2016-17 grants

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club, through its Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, will award 2016-17 grants totaling an all time high of $40,000 to 28 local nonprofits and other groups working to better our communities. The checks will be presented to the organizations at a special luncheon on September 20 at Snow Mountain Ranch. The Lions Club’s annual call for grant applications was moved up this year from the traditional fall period to the summer to assist applicants in setting their 2017 budgets and program plans. As usual, funding requests exceeded the funds available.

“This grant program is the single largest way the Lions Club gives back to our community,” said Lions Club President, Kirk Klancke. “These funds are made possible through the hard work of our 100 Lions Club members.”

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 US 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 through this grant program and in $11,500 of college scholarships awarded annually to Middle Park High School graduates.

“We are thrilled that through the work of Lions members we had a record amount of money to award this year,” said Lions Foundation President, Bob Boynton.

These organizations will receive grants from the Fraser River Valley Lions Club for their 2016-17 programs and projects:

Advocates for a Violence-Free Community, Bits N’ Spurs Gymkhana Club, CO Headwaters Land Trust, CO Lions Camp, CO Lions Kidsight, Eternal Hills Christian Pre-school, Fraser Creative Learning Center, Fraser Valley Hockey Association, Fraser Valley Library, Granby Play Days Preschool, Grand Angels, Grand Beginnings, Grand County Council on Aging, Grand County Historical Association, Grand County Rural Health Network, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Grand Kids Childcare (Wapiti), Horizons Specialized Services, Lions Club Local Vision Programs for Children & Adults, Little Sprouts Learning Center, Middle Park High School Band & Choir, Middle Park High School Post Prom Event, Mountain Family Center, National Sports Center for the Disabled, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Fdn., Run for Independence, Shining Stars Foundation.

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