Impact: Local Community Funds


Since 1996, with the help of hundreds of generous donors, our Community Foundation has invested nearly $20 million in grants and scholarships to improve our communities. The chart on the right shows what types of programs the grants went to support last year. Click here to see 2019 grants totaling $4.4 million

Since 2002, our Community Foundation has partnered with local steering committees within our seven-county region to create Local Community Funds (LCFs). These funds support nonprofits and programs in their areas. This “give where you live” philosophy has resonated for the community members there who value their homes and want to preserve and grow everything that makes their region the place they love to live. Check out the posts below to learn a little more about each of our LCFs (and a couple other community-focused funds).

Organizations seeking grant funding should check out our grantmaking page; there, you’ll learn more about opportunities which may suit your organizations needs. Alternatively, you can always fill out a request for funding to ensure that we have your organizations information on file in case a donor’s interests match your needs.

Grants by Area - 2019

Impact by County


Click on the tabs below to see our work in the counties that we serve. In some counties WCCF has one or several Local Community Funds that we help to grow and manage. In other counties we work with the established Community Foundation to collaborate and build on resources to support community needs. Please see our grantmaking page for opportunities to apply for grants through the different local community funds that we partner with.

Invisible
Delta County
 

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WECF - Logo - West Elk Community Fund

Launched in 2018, WECF is comprised of local donors and leaders who raise funds and direct grants annually to address community needs in Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Crawford.

Local Community Funds Deadline Approaching

Launched in 2020, WECF is comprised of local donors and leaders who raise funds and direct grants annually to address community needs in Austin, Cedaredge, Cory, Eckert, and Orchard City.

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For more information, get in touch with Kristin Lynch through our contact form, or call our office at (970) 243-3767.

Eagle County

Eagle Valley Community Foundation (EVCF) was founded in the summer of 2015 after recognizing the need for a convening resource for the region. EVCF supports the most vulnerable families under their umbrella.

Grants Totaling $11,500 Made to:

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame
Eagle Valley Land Trust
Gracious Savior Lutheran Church
Our Community Foundation
Ski & Snowboard Club – Vail
SOS Outreach
Ail Valley Salvation Army

Garfield County

 

Established for the support of communities from South Canyon to De Beque Canyon.

2RCF Logo

Established in 2018, the Two Rivers Unrestricted Endowment Fund (T.R.U.E.) benefits the people in communities from Carbondale to New Castle.

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Mt. Callahan Community Fund Logo - Grant Funding Available

Established in 2002 by local community leaders, the Mt. Callahan Community Fund benefits the people in communities from Parachute to Battlement Mesa.

For more information, get in touch with Kristin Lynch through our contact form, or call our office at (970) 243-3767.

Mesa County
MCSG Committee - 2019

Mesa County Small Grants Committee meets annually to review applications and distribute grant funding.

Established in 2019 to provide support for housing-related needs.

Brownson Memorial Fund Logo

Addressing substance abuse prevention and treatment in Mesa County since 1985.

For more information, get in touch with Kristin Lynch through our contact form, or call our office at (970) 243-3767.

Montrose County

Grants Totaling $95,000 Made to:

Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club
CASA of the 7th Judicial District
Colorado Zone 4 Swimming/US Swimming Inc.
Common Ground Montrose – Kids Aid
Hispanic Affairs Program
Montrose County School District RE-1J
Montrose Memorial Hospital
Northside Elementary School
Sharing Ministries, Inc.

Ouray County

 

OCCF - Ridgway Spirit Fest Grant Presentation

The OCCF was pleased to present a grant to Ridgway Spirit Fest.

Partnering with WCCF for the benefit of Ouray and San Juan Counties.

 

Established for the benefit of Ouray County.

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or more information, get in touch with Kristin Lynch through our contact form, or call our office at (970) 243-3767.

Rio Blanco County

Grants Totaling $10,500 Made to:

Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation
Meeker High School

San Juan County

Established in 2018 for the benefit of communities in San Juan County.

Silverton School District Student Film

Click the thumbnail above to see a student film, supported by WCCF grant funding.

For more information, get in touch with Kristin Lynch through our contact form, or call our office at (970) 243-3767.