The North Routt Community Fund grant committee has awarded $9,790 to four nonprofit organizations in its 2021 grant cycle. In this year’s cycle, four of seven grant applications were awarded.

The North Routt Community Charter School (NRCCS) received $4,790 for an 8th grade capstone raft trip down the Yampa River. Routt County Search and Rescue was awarded $1,500 to purchase new ATV to help with rescues in the North Routt area. Yampatika partners with NRCCS to provide environmental education to K-4th students and will use its award of $2,500 to provide the science-based programming to all grade levels. The $1,000 grant to Strings Music Festival will help them bring a professional musical performance to the North Routt community in summer 2022 through the Strings Free Community Outreach Program.

Katie Carroll, Director of Programs at Strings Music Festival, explains, “While Strings currently offers music and arts programming to students in the North Routt school, we’re really looking forward to expanding our offerings and bringing a high-quality concert to the entire North Routt community next summer.”

The granting committee anticipated funding up to $4,790 this year but, with a generous private donation and because few organizations applied in 2020, additional dollars were available to grant in this round. Helen Beall, YVCF Community Impact Manager, says, “The committee was glad to support so many worthwhile organizations in its third year of granting, supporting important existing programs and also encouraging new programming in North Routt.”

The Fund was established in 2019 to ensure the community is strong and thriving for years to come, and to honor the legacy of Stephen Stranahan who had a deep connection to the North Routt community. To learn more, visit https://yvcf.org/the-north-routt-community-fund/