About Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF)
The Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) is a charitable investment account to benefit the people of Austin, Cedaredge, Cory, Eckert and Orchard City. Community-minded donors can make contributions of any size. Funds are used to support local nonprofit organizations and community improvement projects through a competitive grants application process.
A local steering committee made up of community leaders reviews grant applications and makes decisions once a year. Funds are distributed by November, and can be used for projects the following year.
Our donors share a connection to the place they live and a commitment to make their community better. The Surface Creek community does not have a community-wide funding vehicle like a United Way. The Western Colorado Community Foundation has partnered with SCCF to create such a vehicle. It is also a permanent charitable endowment that distributes its earnings each year into the community and will continue for generations to come.
Since its establishment in 2019, the Surface Creek Community Fund has distributed $44,250. in grants to nonprofits in the towns of Austin, Cedaredge, Cory, Eckert, and Orchard City in Delta County.
The Surface Creek Community Fund is close for grant applications for 2022. It will re-open for the fall of 2023.