Impact: Grants by Program Area


Since 1996, with the help of hundreds of generous donors, our Community Foundation has invested over $15 million in grants and scholarships to improve our communities.

Click here to see 2016 grants totaling $1.5 million

 

Counties Served


Delta County

 Grants in Delta County

Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter
Columbine Senior Services
Delta County Economic Development
Delta County Memorial Hospital
Delta County Meth Task Force
Delta County School District
Abraham Connection
Delta County Libraries
Delta Doves
Delta High School
Delta Police Department
Families Plus
Delta United Methodist Church
Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
Girls Scouts of Delta County
Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center
Hospice of Western Colorado
St. Michaels Catholic Church
Western Colorado Food and Ag Council
High Country News
KVNF Community Radio
Valley Youth Orchestra

 

Funds Benefiting Delta County

Kay Armstrong Scholarship Fund
Edith May Cox Scholarship Fund
Weldon Crousen Scholarship Fund
Dorothy Crousen Scholarship Fund
Didrickson-Niles Scholarship Fund
Bruce Dixson Fund
EBJ Fund
Ela Family Fund
Elizabeth Jones Fund
Leitzinger-Hallenbeck Scholarship Fund
Fred and Ruby MacKendrick
Thomas Ward Osborn Scholarship Fund
Harold and Margaret Porter Fund
Steward/Watson/Wheeler
Western Colorado Health Fund
WCCF Community Grants Fund
Jeanette Wilkinson Scholarship Fund
Willson Education Scholarship Fund
J. Robert Young Scholarship Fund
Quimby Family Fund

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund was part of a successful capital campaign to build the new Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter in Delta.

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund was part of a successful capital campaign to build the new Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter in Delta.

WCCF Board Member Aaron Clay presents a check for $3,000 from our Foundation’s Community Grants Fund to the Girl Scouts of Delta County.

WCCF Board Member Aaron Clay presents a check for $3,000 from our Foundation’s Community Grants Fund to the Girl Scouts of Delta County.

Eagle County

 

 

 

 

Grants in Eagle County: $200,000 since 2002

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund helped complete a successful capital campaign to build the Castle Peak Senior Care Community in response to the critical need for senior living facilities in Eagle County.

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund helped complete a successful capital campaign to build the Castle Peak Senior Care Community in response to the critical need for senior living facilities in Eagle County.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Castle Peak Senior Care Community
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum– Hall of Fame
Eagle Care Medical Clinic
Eagle River Watershed Council
Eagle River Youth Coalition
Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability
Eagle Valley Land Trust
Early Childhood Partners
Meet the Wilderness
Resource Center
Red Ribbon Project
Samaritan Counseling Center
Ski Club Vail
Snowboard Outreach Society
Vail Mountain School
Vail Symposium
Vail Valley Cares
Vail Valley Foundation
Vail Valley Jazz Foundation
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Valley Salvation Army
Walking Mountain Science Center
White River Institute

Funds Benefitting Eagle County

One of our donor advised funds supports the Eagle Valley Land Trust and their work to preserve open space, like the Miller Ranch Community Open Space, along the Eagle River.

One of our donor advised funds supports the Eagle Valley Land Trust and their work to preserve open space, like the Miller Ranch Community Open Space, along the Eagle River.

Peter Bergh Fund
Bruce Dixson Fund
Mount of the Holy Cross
Church Fund
Radamus Family Fund
Faye Shofner Tally Memorial
Scholarship Fund
Vail Mountain School
Grantmaking Fund
Wenzel-Miller Fund
Western Colorado
Community Foundation/
Community Grants Fund

Garfield County

 

Grants in West Garfield County

Catholic Charities-Western Slope
Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation
Colorado Mountain College-Literacy Outreach
Friends of Rifle Animal Shelter
Garfield County Library District
Grand River Hospital District/Meals on Wheels
Grand Valley Education Foundation
Grand Valley Historical Society
Grand Valley/Parachute Kiwanis Club Foundation
Grand Valley United Methodist Church and Development Area
Feed My Sheep
Friends of Parachute Library
Parachute Parks and Recreation District
Riding Institute for Disabled Equestrians
Schneegas Wildlife Foundation
Veterans Memorial at Deerfield Park
Grand Valley Spellbinders
Gus The Bus Rifle
KSUN Community Radio
Raising A Reader
Reach Out Colorado
River Center of New Castle
Valley Senior Center
YouthZone
Lift Up

Funds Benefiting Delta County

Kay Armstrong Scholarship Fund
Edith May Cox Scholarship Fund
Weldon Crousen Scholarship Fund
Dorothy Crousen Scholarship Fund
Didrickson-Niles Scholarship Fund
Bruce Dixson Fund
EBJ Fund
Ela Family Fund
Elizabeth Jones Fund
Leitzinger-Hallenbeck Scholarship Fund
Fred and Ruby MacKendrick
Thomas Ward Osborn Scholarship Fund
Harold and Margaret Porter Fund
Steward/Watson/Wheeler
Western Colorado Health Fund
WCCF Community Grants Fund
Jeanette Wilkinson Scholarship Fund
Willson Education Scholarship Fund
J. Robert Young Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund
Quimby Family Fund
Scholarship Fund

Gus The Bus, a mobile pre-school program that serves Garfield Re-2 School District is supported by several different funds from our Community Foundation.

Gus The Bus, a mobile pre-school program that serves Garfield Re-2 School District is supported by several different funds from our Community Foundation.

The Bruce Dixson Fund supports Lift Up’s Food Pantry, one of several programs of the organization that serves over 13,500 clients a year by providing food, shelter and transportation to medical appointments.

The Bruce Dixson Fund supports Lift Up’s Food Pantry, one of several programs of the organization that serves over 13,500 clients a year by providing food, shelter and transportation to medical appointments.

North Fork Communities

Grants in the North Fork Communities

Black Canyon Land Trust Blue Sage Center for the Arts Citizens for a Healthy Community Delta County Meth Task Force Friends of the Paradise Theater Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society Hotchkiss Memorial Hall Camp Rock Delta County CAWS High Country News Hotchkiss Elks Hotchkiss Public Library KVNF Community Radio The Learning Council Needlerock Family Health Outreach Clinic North Fork Community Montessori School North Fork River Improvement Assoc. Rotary Club of Paonia Foundation Slow Food Western Slope Western Colorado Food and Ag Council Western Slope Conservation Center

Funds Benefiting North Fork Communities

Kay Armstrong Scholarship Fund Edith May Cox Scholarship Fund Dorothy Crousen Scholarship Fund Weldon Crousen Scholarship Fund Hotchkiss High School Scholarship Hotchkiss Improvement Fund Leitzinger-Hallenbeck Scholarship Fund Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship Fund Stewart/Watson/Wheeler Scholarship Fund Fred & Ruby MacKendrick Scholarship Fund WCCF Community Grants Fund Willson Education Scholarship Fund Robert J. Young Scholarship Fund EBJ Fund Ela Family Fund Elizabeth Jones Fund

Live fruits and vegetables promote healthy eating through the Western Colorado Food and Agriculture Council’s Farm 2 School project.

Live fruits and vegetables promote healthy eating through the Western Colorado Food and Agriculture Council’s Farm 2 School project.

A donor-advised grant to the Friends of the Paradise Theater building fund helped to preserve and renovate this Historic Landmark in Paonia.

A donor-advised grant to the Friends of the Paradise Theater building fund helped to preserve and renovate this Historic Landmark in Paonia.

Ouray County

In 2014, our Ouray County Grant-making Committee collaborated with the Massard Trust to award $28,000 in grants to support nonprofit organizations in Ouray County.

Grants in Ouray County

Calvary Assembly of God Food Bank
Friends of the Wright Opera House
Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation
Neighbor to Neighbor
Ouray County Ranch History Museum
Ouray County Arts Association
Ouray County Historical Society
Ouray Library District
Ouray Mountain Rescue Team
Ouray Performing Arts Guild
Ridgway Chautauqua Society
Ridgway Railroad Museum
Ridgway School District
San Juan Holistic Healthcare
San Juan Riding Program
Second Chance Humane Society
Top of the Pines
Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail
Voyager Youth Program
Weehawken Creative Arts

Funds Benefiting Ouray County

Bruce Dixson Fund
Susan and Thomas Hillhouse Fund
Quimby Family Fund
Carol T. Rieger Fund
WCCF Community Grants Fund
Dave and Mary Wood Fund
J. Robert Young Scholarship Fund

WCCF worked with the Ouray Trails Group to complete the Ouray Perimeter Trail by transferring two parcels of land at a bargain sale price to make it affordable for purchase.

WCCF worked with the Ouray Trails Group to complete the Ouray Perimeter Trail by transferring two parcels of land at a bargain sale price to make it affordable for purchase.

Friends of the Wright Opera House receives support from several WCCF funds.

Friends of the Wright Opera House receives support from several WCCF funds.

Dave and Mary Wood Fund

Community Foundation founder and long-time
Ouray resident Dave Wood established a donor advised fund that will benefit his home community for years to come.

Eagle County

 

Grants in Eagle County

Castle Peak Senior Care Community
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum– Hall of Fame
Eagle River Watershed Council
Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Walking Mountain Science Center
Eagle Care Medical Clinic
Eagle River Youth Coalition
Eagle Valley Land Trust
Early Childhood Partners
Meet the Wilderness
Resource Center
Red Ribbon Project
Samaritan Counseling Center
Ski Club Vail
Snowboard Outreach Society
Vail Mountain School
Vail Symposium
Vail Valley Cares
Vail Valley Foundation
Vail Valley Jazz Foundation
Vail Valley Medical Center
Vail Valley Salvation Army
White River Institute

Funds Benefiting Eagle County

Peter Bergh Fund
Bruce Dixson Fund
Mount of the Holy Cross Church Fund
Radamus Family Fund
Faye Shofner Tally Memorial
Vail Mt. School Grantmaking Fund
WCCF Community Grants Fund
J. Robert Young Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund
Wenzel-Miller Fund

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund helped complete a successful capital campaign to build the Castle Peak Senior Care Community in response to the critical need for senior living facilities in Eagle County.

A grant from the Bruce Dixson Fund helped complete a successful capital campaign to build the Castle Peak Senior Care Community in response to the critical need for senior living facilities in Eagle County.