May 17, 2021, Grand Junction, CO – The Brownson Memorial Fund is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that address substance use education, prevention, and treatment in Mesa County.  The application can be found at here and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.

Past grantees include Girls on the Run/Heart and Sole; Girl Scouts/Girls are Great; Grand Valley Catholic Outreach/La Mariposa; HomewardBound/Sober Living Support; Mesa County Partners/Minor in Possession; Mind Springs Health/Women’s Recovery Center; and Western Colorado Area Health Education Center/Mesa County Opioid Response Group.

Since 1985, the Brownson Memorial Fund has granted over $400,000 (number includes grants given in 2020) in Mesa County and is the only local funding source directed solely towards this issue.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 300 charitable funds totaling $100 million in assets and awards over $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.