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Moffat County Dog Park receives funding for Handicapped Access Ramp

Moffat County Dog Park receives funding for Handicapped Access Ramp written by the Moffat County Humane Society A handicapped-accessible paved walkway, funded in part by a generous grant from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, was recently completed at the Craig Dog Park. Establishing a community dog park in Craig has been a long…

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Yampa Valley Community Foundation Supports Sandhill Crane Nest Camera Project

Yampa Valley Community Foundation Supports Sandhill Crane Nest Camera Project Bird-nest cameras have become popular as a window into nature. They connect viewers to birds’ intimate world, stimulating awareness that can lead to conservation, education, and engagement with birds. Sandhill Cranes are one of our most loved local birds who visit the Yampa…

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Jenny Campbell Joins YVCF Staff

Yampa Valley Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that Jenny Campbell has agreed to join our team in a permanent, part time position.  Over the last year, Jenny has been supporting the Foundation by serving in a jack-of-all-trades contract role, pitching in wherever needed and, critically, helping the organization put in place a…

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Giving Circles Grant Over $103,000 in 2020

Quality of life, especially toward the end of life, is priceless. That’s why Northwest Colorado Health submitted a proposal to Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle for consideration of funding in August 2020. The client, we will call her Norma, is a retired woman over 65 with lung cancer. With her illness…

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2021 Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Grant Announcement

Steamboat Springs, CO – For the fifth consecutive year, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has announced issuing grants from the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF). The fund will provide three grants totaling $19,300 to three local land managers.  Decisions are made on how to spend TMEF revenue by a board comprised of four land…

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Benefits of Donor-Advised Funds

As we enter the busy holiday season, many people are also starting to look at tax planning and making decisions about year-end charitable giving. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is here as a resource for donors to become aware of different giving opportunities in the Yampa Valley and connect people who care with...

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Is a Charitable Remainder Trust the right tool for your philanthropic goals?

Since 1969, countless families have used charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) to increase their incomes, save taxes and benefit charities.  The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is here to support families in the Yampa Valley who want to use a CRT to do the same locally. A CRT lets you contribute cash or other non-publicly…

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SAVE OUR SEASON FUND

The Save our Season Fund was created to fund an educational campaign to bring greater awareness of the need for our community to change behaviors in an effort to stop the spread of COVID19. Funds will be used for stickers, window clings, social media campaigns, and print advertising. The Save Our Season Fund...

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The Rider Endowment Opens at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation

The Rider Endowment Opens at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation Bicycling has the power to bring people together while making communities more collaborative and close-knit. This is especially true over the last decade in Northwest Colorado. Routt County Riders is celebrating ten-years of ‘nonprofit official’ cycling advocacy by opening an endowment at the…

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Area Trails Receive Trail upgrades over the Summer

Area Trails Receive Trail upgrades over the Summer 2020 Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Grant Report Steamboat Springs, CO – With the recent snow arriving, maintenance and summer work on area trails has come to a halt. This summer, local crews were busy completing five area projects headed by three local land managers. The completion…

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