With the growing needs of our community during the pandemic, The Summit Foundation recently donated an additional $667,000 in COVID community support grants to local nonprofits. These COVID community support grants are special grants above and beyond The Summit Foundation’s annual nonprofit support, which typically provides over $1.2 million to local organizations. This special round of grants was focused on workforce assistance, stabilization support for youth and families, and nonprofit organizational support.

“As our community continues to struggle during the pandemic, we recognize the importance of continuing to provide assistance to our nonprofits who are the backbones of services in our community,” said Jeanne Bistranin, Executive Director of The Summit Foundation, “These additional grants were made possible through the generosity of our donors and the Katz Amsterdam Foundation. We know the pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our workforce, families and local community partners, and we are committed to addressing these critical needs to help all of us get through this.”

“We are so grateful for this additional support,” said Ellen Reid of Keystone Science School. “The Summit Foundation’s firm belief and investment in our work is truly appreciated.”

The Foundation was able to fully fund nearly every grant request from the local nonprofits. Recipients of the COVID community support grants:

Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc.

Mountain Dreamers

Bethany Immigration Services

Mountain Family Center

Blue River Horse Center

Mountain Top Exploratorium

Boys & Girls Club of the High Rockies

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

Breck Film

National Repertory Orchestra

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Park County Search and Rescue

Breckenridge Montessori

Rocky Mountain Rural Health

Breckenridge Music

SOS Outreach

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

South Park Early Childhood

Building Hope Summit County

South Park Food Bank

Carriage House

St. George Episcopal Church

Casa of the Continental Divide

Summit Community Care Clinic

Colorado Learning Connections

Summit County Mountain Mentors

Colorado Mountain College Foundation

Summit County Preschool

Education Foundation of the Summit

Summit County Youth Hockey

Full Circle of Lake County, Inc.

Summit Habitat for Humanity

Girls on the Run of Western Colorado

Summit Historic Society

Grand Beginnings

Summit Musicians Relief Fund

Grand County Rural Health Network

Summit Nordic Ski Club

High Country Conservation Center

Summit Rotary Charitable Fund

High Country Soccer Association

Summit Tigers American Legion Baseball

Keystone Science School

Summit Youth Baseball

Knights of Columbus

Team Breckenridge Sports Club

Lake County School District

Team Summit Colorado

Lake Dillon Preschool

The Cycle Effect

Lake Dillon Theatre Company

The Peak School

Little Red Schoolhouse

Timberline Adult Day Services

Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative

Timberline Learning Center

The Foundation will continue to support nonprofits as the community needs evolve. The needs of our community are substantial and continue to grow as this pandemic persists, and the Foundation will continue to support our community thanks to our generous donors.

Our community still needs your support. If you are able, please join others by donating to The Summit Foundation HERE. Any amount makes a difference. Small donations add up to big support for the community.

We are grateful to everyone who is working so hard to help those in need.