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North Routt Community Fund: Now Accepting Applications

North Routt Community Fund

The North Routt Community Fund was established at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for the purpose to benefit North Routt County, Colorado.  Only grant requests for charitable purposes that have a public benefit will be considered. Programs and services that receive funding from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation shall not include any political…

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WHILD STORIES: Missy Dressen… Leading Across Boundaries!!

WHILD STORIES: Missy Dressen… Leading Across Boundaries!! By Michael Osterman Collaboration is not a word being used very frequently these days.  Yet without the partnership formed between various governmental agencies and private landowners, Routt County would not be seeing the many benefits of the work being done to improve wildlife habitat.  Respectively, the…

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YVCF is seeking members to serve on the South Routt Education Endowment Granting Committee

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is seeking residents of the South Routt community to serve on the South Routt Education Endowment Fund Granting Committee. The grant committee must include a minority representation of South Routt School Staff members, including up to one member from the South Routt School Board. The purpose of the…

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YVCF Awards $211,300 in Scholarships to Local Students

Scholarships were awarded to students at, Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Springs High School, Moffat County High School, Soroco High School, Hayden High School, Meeker High School, and Colorado Mountain College. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) awarded scholarships totaling $211,300 to 108 students to attend college, university, post-graduate studies or trade school…

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT – ROB AND ELLEN RACE

On a recent cool summer morning, Ellen Race found herself on one of her favorite hiking trails, reflecting on the close-to-home outdoor access we are fortunate to enjoy in the Yampa Valley. “I never get tired of, or fail to appreciate, the joy of a simple walk through the woods surrounded by peace…

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Trail use surges & volunteer efforts are limited: the time is now to support our trails 

Trail use surges & volunteer efforts are limited: the time is now to support our trails  The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is launching the first “Meter Match” challenge, encouraging visitors and locals to support trails that have seen a surge in use since COVID-19. In addition to dramatically increased pressure on local trails,…

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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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June $25K COVID19 Response Fund Matching Challenge just $6,000 away from being met, thanks in part to local students

Matching Challenge Ends on Tuesday, June 30th at Midnight An anonymous donor has challenged the Yampa Valley community to raise $25K for the COVID19 Response Fund in June. Every dollar donated in June will be doubled, up to the $25,000 match, resulting in a total of $50,000 that will be distributed to nonprofits…

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