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Happy Birthday, Don!

Happy Birthday, Don Lufkin! Don’s legacy to give back to the Yampa Valley lives on annually on May 10th, Don’s birthday.  Every year, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation honors his legacy by awarding grants to local organizations that Don had chosen. His favorite causes were those benefiting youth, seniors and promoting the health…

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YouthRoots is Coming to the Yampa Valley

(STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO, March 2nd, 2022) – The Yampa Valley Community Foundation believes that youth themselves should be at the forefront of decision-making around issues that impact their lives. To provide local youth the opportunity to make the world a better place and develop leadership and life skills, YVCF is starting a YouthRoots…

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Hayden and South Routt School Districts Collaborate on RISE Program

The Yampa Valley RISE program is a unique grant-funded collaboration between the Hayden and South Routt School Districts which will expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in Hayden and Soroco High Schools. In 2021, the Districts were awarded a $1.05M grant from Governor Polis’ RISE (Response, Innovation, and Student Equity) Education Fund….

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Giving Circles Grant over $105,000 in 2021

Assistance toward the replacement of a prosthetic leg for a 30-year old woman who was living in pain. Funding toward the purchase of a vehicle for safe and reliable transportation for a survivor of domestic violence. Wardrobe alterations for young man with cerebral palsy to allow him to live a more independent life….

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Nonprofits Jumpstart their Fundraising

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Network for Good to offer Jumpstart, an immersive, 12-month fundraising capacity-building program to a new cohort of local nonprofits. Beginning 1/27/2022, four participating organizations will receive integrated tools, planning guidance, and one-on-one coaching to build their fundraising capacity, diversify revenue,…

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North Routt Community Fund 2021 Grant Allocations Announced

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...

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2022 Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Grants Announced

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) has awarded three Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF) grants for the 2021 cycle, a total of $29,122. Stagecoach State Park was awarded $7,000 for repairs to trails and culverts damaged by runoff, the City of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Digs Dogs were awarded $7,122 for trail improvements...

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YVCF’s Endowment Incentive Program Wraps Up with $101,000 Granted to Nonprofits

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With a final grant made in October 2021 - bringing the total to $101,000 given to local nonprofits over 5 years - the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has wrapped up its Nonprofit Endowment Building Incentive Program. The Foundation has long supported nonprofit organizations and, paired with YVCF’s endowment-building tools and training, this partial...

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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation Awards $466,000 to Local Nonprofits

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The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) recently awarded over $466,000 through its Community Grants Cycle to support Animals, Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, Education, Recreation, and Environmental organizations in Routt and Moffat Counties. This is an increase of 65% in total dollars over last year’s grant cycle. The annual grant cycle…

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS RUNNING SERIES SUPPORT LOCAL TRAILS

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This past August 21st, the Steamboat Springs Running Series in partnership with Smartwool organized the Continental Divide Trail Run with over 350 entrants.  The net proceeds raised by the event, $6,700, was donated to support the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF). “We were more than happy to be able to partner with the…

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