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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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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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SNOW BOWL STEAMBOAT – 2021 BUSINESS PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

“It’s wonderful to see how far a good deed can go. We continue to be filled with gratitude,” Meryl Meranski, Owner, Snow Bowl Steamboat - the 2021 Business Philanthropist of the Year. Meryl Meranski has a big spot in her heart for service work. After graduating from Chapman University in Peace Studies, her...

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JIM “MOOSE” BARROWS – LEGACY OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD

Jim “Moose” Barrows and the term “legacy” are almost synonymous. Most people know about Moose’s legacy in the ski racing world. He helped mold the sport, with some of the most famous names in skiing as his teammates and friends – Spider Sabich, Billy Kidd, Jimmie Huega just to name a few. ABC’s...

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JOHNNY B. GOOD’S – 2021 BUSINESS PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

When Kathy and Mike Diemer opened Johnny B Good’s Diner in February, 1994, they wanted to create “that feeling that people care about you and want to see you happily enjoying your time with us.” In the 25+ years since opening, Johnny B Good’s has become more than an iconic landmark in downtown...

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LEONA THURSTON – 2021 YOUTH PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Leona Thurston, 2021 Youth Philanthropist of the Year. Leona is an intelligent, passionate and driven young woman. Her involvement in non-profit work came about during her senior year in high school when she became active in school politics, using her personal experiences to drive change. She was extremely brave in sharing...

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Donor Spotlight – Brian and Nancy Jackson

“One of the things that makes Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley so special is that the community has a strong sense of taking care of itself through taking care of each other. We are all in this together. The response to the pandemic is a great example of Steamboat pulling together. We…

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Shires Land Donation – A Unique Vehicle for Meaningful Philanthropy

Photo credit: Rod Hanna - Sidney Peak Ranch At the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, we provide personalized service to donors by helping them connect their personal motivations with the meaningful impact they can make with their philanthropy. We are passionate about linking people with giving opportunities that align with their unique passions and...

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