Mountain Family Center receives Emergency Grant through El Pomar |

Mountain Family Center receives Emergency Grant through El Pomar

For the fifth time since the start of the economic downturn, El Pomar Foundation will distribute emergency funds to nonprofit organizations who struggle meeting basic needs. Mountain Family Center will receive $10,000 through El Pomar’s Colorado Assistance Fund V, a follow up to CAF I ($1 million in November 2008), CAF II ($1 million in August 2009), CAF III ($1 million in early 2010) and CAF IV ($1 million in early 2011).

Mountain Family Center was recommended for funding by El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council, an advisory board of community leaders representing ten counties in northeastern Colorado. The grant will be delivered Feb. 29.

While there are indications that economic conditions may be improving, a recent survey of more than 150 Colorado health and human service providers conducted by El Pomar Foundation indicated that the needs are still great. According to respondents, 88 percent saw an increase in demand for services over the last 12 months amd 59 percent saw a decrease in donations over the last 12 months.

In total, northwestern Colorado nonprofits have received a combined $305,000 from CAF I-V.

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