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2020 Community Grant Round Fund

The annual grant cycle is an opportunity for YVCF to educate itself regarding the current state of needs in the Yampa Valley. Grant proposals are researched and analyzed by the Grants Committee, which is composed of local community volunteers and YVCF Board of Trustees members. Proposals are also shared with individuals who have…

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GRAHAM MUIR – 2020 INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

Graham “Bush” Muir is well-known among those he coaches at his Manic Training gym as someone who will push you to your limits and beyond. He is a hard driver with a work ethic and intrinsic motivation beyond compare. But it is Graham’s innate desire to help those in need and capacity to…

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STEAMBOAT ACE HARDWARE – 2020 BUSINESS PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

According to Marc Swanson, owner of Steamboat Ace Hardware, “A hardware store is rooted in its community, helping people with projects big and small. There are so many different ways that we help our community members on a daily basis through our business, charitable giving and philanthropy are just a natural extension of…

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MADDIE CRAIGEN – 2020 YOUTH PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

“With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything.” This quote from Steve Maraboli is the mantra by which Madeleine (Maddie) Craigen leads her life, and these are words that guide her in accomplishing…

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The Town of Hayden Community Fund

The Town of Hayden Community Fund The Town of Hayden Community Fund, established in 2020, aims to support specific projects in the Town of Hayden, as identified by the Town Council that work for the betterment of the community as a whole. The Town hopes to bolster public support and donations for such programs...

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COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

A coalition of philanthropy, government, and community partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak in the Yampa Valley region. The Fund will not provide direct assistance to individuals, but to organizations providing direct assistance. If...

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2020 Philanthropist of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

The Philanthropist of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to heighten the visibility of philanthropy and giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, this award honors the individual, business, and youth who have exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism, and who has encouraged others…

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Howelsen Hill Ski Area Operating Endowment

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area, owned and operated by the City of Steamboat Springs, holds a unique place in the history of skiing and the Yampa Valley. Located in downtown Steamboat Springs, historic Howelsen Hill truly embodies the heart and soul of the community, helping generations learn and enjoy the sport. Howelsen Hill...

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