Lighthouse Project up and running, expanding

Lighthouse Project up and running, expanding

Our community foundation presented a $100,000 grant for a preventative diversion program called the Lighthouse Project. The funding for this program was gifted through a generous grant from the Ferris Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund, managed by our Community...
Mesa County Blueprint to End Hunger Released

Mesa County Blueprint to End Hunger Released

From the Sentinel article by Sam Klomhaus: The Mesa County Hunger Alliance and the Western Colorado Community Foundation celebrated the release of the Mesa County Blueprint to End Hunger on Thursday. Anne Wenzel, president and CEO of the Western Colorado Community...
Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same?

Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same?

2020 was quite a year! There was not much “business as usual” and we all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. Nonprofit organizations were significantly impacted by the epidemic and not only suffered from a lack of funds, but also saw an increase in people...
St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary’s Food Recovery Update

St. Mary’s Medical Center and Homeward Bound, through a grant from Western Community Foundation, partner to reduce food waste and help fight hunger. The grant provided food storage containers and blast cooler equipment to kick start efforts locally. Bryan...