The Colorado Health Foundation Awards $197,000 to the Western Colorado Community Foundation to Address Hunger in our Community

October 29, 2020, Grand Junction, CO – The Western Colorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $197,000 grant from The Colorado Health Foundation, a statewide philanthropic institution committed to supporting food access and security. This grant will build upon the efforts the Western Colorado Community Foundation and the Mesa County Hunger Alliance have made over the past several years to address hunger in our community, with funding supporting several organizations. Notes Anne Wenzel, President and Executive Director, “Our Community Foundation is thrilled to receive this support to continue building our community’s efforts to alleviate hunger. What I find even more important than the generous funding from The Colorado Health Foundation is the incredible vote of confidence this support provides to the Hunger Alliance’s efforts.”  The Mesa County Hunger Alliance is a coalition of over 20 hunger relief organizations and agencies that have been sharing resources and best practices to better meet the needs of our community.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 265 charitable funds totaling over $80 million in assets and awards over $3.4 million in grants and scholarships annually.

Read a “Business Times” article on the subject here.