The Summit Foundation, Summit County’s largest philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce that it recently awarded over $660,000 to 47 local nonprofit organizations through its spring grant cycle. This significant community support is part of over $1 million in grants donated annually by the Foundation to 95 critical community partners.

The spring grant cycle emphasized the Summit Foundation's commitment to making a meaningful impact across the entire community. Grants were awarded to address a variety of community needs and issues, including food for those in need, education and career development, mental health support, access and affordability of youth sports, trail building and repair, childcare, and the arts. Each grant serves to enrich the lives of working families and contributes to building a stronger and more vibrant community.

"We are honored to support these remarkable organizations and others that serve as the backbone of our community," said Jeanne Bistranin, Executive Director of the Summit Foundation. "Our grants and other support empower our community partners to address critical needs, foster innovation, and ultimately, enhance the well-being of our residents. Our donors rely on the Foundation to thoroughly evaluate and tackle a wide range of issues in collaboration with the nonprofits, and we have a strong and unwavering commitment to that part of our mission."

The spring grant recipients represent a diverse range of nonprofits, each selected based on their demonstrated commitment to improving quality of life in Summit County. These organizations embody the Summit Foundation's core values and are actively working to create lasting change. Their projects and programs will have far-reaching benefits in improving lives, preserving the environment, and nurturing the creative spirit within our community. About 10% of the grants are awarded to the neighboring communities bordering Summit County to support the local workforce who live there.

As an integral part of the community, the Summit Foundation remains dedicated to supporting nonprofits and fostering collaboration that drives positive social change. By strategically investing in organizations that align with our mission, we aim to build a thriving and inclusive community for all. Thanks to the unwavering support of generous donors and dedicated community partners, the Summit Foundation has been able to make a remarkable impact since its establishment in 1984. With the recent Spring grants, the Foundation proudly celebrates having given back over $51,000,000 to our community in almost 40 years.


Advocates of Lake County

American Red Cross of Western Colorado

Blue River Watershed Group

Boys & Girls Clubs of the High Rockies

Breckenridge History

Building Hope Summit County

Colorado Farm To Table

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Trail Foundation

Copper Mountain Childcare Center

Cycle Effect

Domus Pacis Family Respite

Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance

Far View Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation

Friends of the Lower Blue River

Grand County Rural Health Network

Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids

Lake County School District

Lake Dillon Preschool

League for Animals and People

Live By Living

Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative

Mountain Dreamers

Mountain Family Center

Mountain Top Explorium

NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence

Reach Out and Read Colorado

Smart Bellies

South Park Food Bank

South Park Recreation Foundation

St. George Food Bank

Starting Hearts

Summit Colorado Interfaith Council

Summit Community Care Clinic

Summit Senior Center

Summit Habitat for Humanity

Summit Historical Society

Summit Skating Club

Summit Valley Horse Center

Summit Youth Baseball and Softball

Summit Youth Hockey

Team Breckenridge

Team Summit Colorado

Timberline Adult Day Services

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers