The Bessie Minor Charitable Fund awarded $42,805 to 28 recipients |

The Bessie Minor Charitable Fund awarded $42,805 to 28 recipients

Grand County, CO Colorado

The Bessie Minor Charitable Fund, formed by the owners and founder of Swift Communications, awards grants to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the arts, languages and sciences.

Since 2008, more than $125,000 in funding has been awarded to nonprofit organizations in communities where Swift Communications conducts business.

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This year the Charitable Fund awarded $42,805 to 28 recipients, including the following grants in Colorado:

• Friends of Grand County Library, Kremmling: $1,000 to fund Youth Services Early Literacy Kits designed to teach early literacy skills in library preschool story hours

• Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, Literacy Committee,

Frisco; $300 to provide assistance with the Fall 2013 Literacy Fair in Summit County

• Summit County Library, North Branch, Silverthorne; $750 to fund Literacy Book Bags to promote literacy through parental involvement

• Summit Cove Elementary School Summer Reading Project, Frisco; $1,500 to provide books to students and share with parents how to create a culture of reading at home

• Red Canyon High School, Eagle; $2,000 to provide expansion of language arts offerings and addition of writing Response to Intervention classes

• Garfield County Public Library Foundation, Rifle; $2,000 to assist Library Foundation in presenting the “Discover Earth” exhibit

• Elk Creek Elementary School, New Castle; $1,940 to establish a “Reading Rendezvous” summer program to combat summer reading regression while strengthening parent connections

• Ross Montessori School 2013 Spring Science Fair, Carbondale; $2,000 to provide assistance in developing a school-wide science fair

• Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Grand Junction; $1,000 to provide support for the Children’s Words Project

• City of Greeley Museums, Greeley; $2,400 to provide scholarships for students to the Fall History Festival at Centennial Village Museum

• Dos Rios and Meeker Elementary Schools, Evans/Greeley; $1,750 to fund development of a Sensory Garden at the Poudre Learning Center

• Weld Central Junior/Senior High Schools, Keenesburg; $1,500 to purchase of books to be used in a reading contest between the Junior and Senior High Schools

• Ellicott Elementary School, Ellicott; $1,800 to fund Family Literacy Kits to be used during the summer library program