The Power of a Community Endowment
What it means to give forever…..
An endowment by definition is a gift that provides income, maintaining the principal in perpetuity, investing wisely to produce present and future income to support charitable purposes.
Your donation, and all future earnings from your donation – becomes a permanent source of capital in the Yampa Valley, helping do good work today and in the future. YVCF offers multiple ways to experience the power of an endowment.
You can leave your legacy to the Community Endowment of your choice, knowing that your passion will carry on and be shared after your lifetime. To learn more about leaving a legacy and the Sleeping Giant Society, visit https://yvcf.org/donors/leaving-your-legacy/
Taking care of community wellness needs.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders envision a Yampa Valley where all residents enjoy a healthy and rewarding life. Through the Healthy Community Endowment, YVCF can address critical issues in health and human services today and for future generations. During YVCF’s annual Community Grant Cycle, grants are awarded to support organizations that address the health and human needs in the Yampa Valley.
Preserving the Yampa Valley.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders envision a Yampa Valley with clean air, water and land. By giving to the Environmental Endowment, you help address programs that seek to preserve and improve the Yampa Valley watersheds, habitat and natural resources of our two-county region. Your support aids funding for organizations, people and ideas that are committed to education, outreach and projects that result in environmental awareness and improved quality of life.
Ensuring Success for future generations.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders envision a Yampa Valley where education opportunities are abundant, strong and diverse. By giving to the Educational Endowment, you provide funding for organizations that are committed to education, outreach and projects that result in a stronger, brighter and more skilled Yampa Valley. Grant awards support educational opportunities for Yampa Valley area residents, both within the public schools and in the community at large. These grants include educational programs, scholarships, technology and art equipment for classroom activities, and support innovation by teachers.
Promoting Active Mountain lifestyles.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders believe recreation and leisure programs provide positive life-enriching experiences that all people should experience. The benefits of parks and recreation create connections to community, environment, economic development, for our families, youth, and individuals. By giving to the Recreational Endowment, you support community grants that ensure that today’s opportunities for parks, recreation and leisure programs will still be available tomorrow for all people, regardless of age, gender, or income.
Inspiring our Creative Passions.
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders envision a Yampa Valley with a thriving arts scene and diverse cultural offerings that provide enjoyment to residents and visitors. Together, we celebrate our rich history and diversity, bring valuable learning experiences to children and adults, and maintain our strong social fabric. By giving to the Yampa Valley Arts Endowment, you can invest in the local arts scene and help provide cultural opportunities for all.
Do you care about taking care of the greatest need at the time of need? Annually, the Community Foundation reviews the greatest needs in the community and helps support these urgent requests. A gift to the greatest need will help us serve our community without restriction, forever. Your gift, and all future earnings from your gifts – becomes a permanent source of capital in the Yampa Valley, helping do good work today and in the future.
Protecting and Maintaining our Trail System
Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF), established at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, aims to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails and existing trails by generating at least $1 million in contributions in the next eight to ten years. Our local trails must be maintained regularly as trees fall, erosion occurs, and repeated use takes its toll. Contributions to the TMEF support an enduring funding source for trail maintenance for non-motorized trails in Routt and Moffat Counties. Together, we can guarantee permanent maintenance for trails in the Yampa Valley.
Ensuring Success for Future Generations
The South Routt School District is deeply rooted near the headwaters of the Yampa River and embraces both families that have been here for generations and newcomers alike. Small class sizes and strong community involvement weave a strength of character into each and every student. These students appreciate the one-on-one attention they receive and excel in academics, athletics, FFA, art, music and more. Contributions to the South Routt Education Fund provide for the long-term vitality of this school district.