For our spring grant cycle, we awarded $593,900 in grants to 49 local nonprofits. Each year, we distribute over $1.65M in grants to nonprofits that support our community within our four impact areas: Healthy & Safe Communities, Bright Futures, Arts & Culture and Environmental Stewardship. During our spring grant cycle, we distributed the following to these impact areas:

  • $314,500 to Healthy & Safe Communities: Will support programs like meals for kids through Smart Bellies, the nonprofit campus in Breckenridge and mental health services.
  • $203,000 to Bright Futures: Will support programs like a new childcare facility in Smith Ranch, nonprofit scholarships, and youth development programs.
  • $19,100 to Arts & Culture: Will support programs like the homestead project, a children’s mining exhibit and a transcript of 50 oral history interviews.
  • $57,300 to Environmental Stewardship: Will support projects such as Francie’s Cabin remodel, trail reconstruction/restoration, and Blue River cleanups initiatives.

We are very proud to be able to distribute this funding and have a significant impact in the community. These grants provide critical support for our nonprofits that do such important work in our community every day. From supporting health and human services, to maintaining our trails, to preserving the history of our area, these nonprofits are making a difference for local families.

We are dedicated to inspiring people and mobilizing resources to improve and enrich the lives of individuals in Summit County and neighboring communities. Since we began distributing funds in 1986, The Foundation has awarded over $50 million in grants, scholarships, COVID relief and special community initiatives. All of this is made possible by over 3,500 generous businesses and individuals that provided donations this year, including our ski area partners: Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain Resorts.

If you are interested in applying for our fall grant cycle, you can find more information HERE. The deadline to apply is October 6th, 2022.

Thank you for making a difference!