Community Endowments


​YVCF’s Community Endowment Funds are a permanent charitable resource that grow through community support and long-term investment to support local nonprofit organizations via our annual Community Grant Cycle.

With our array of Community Endowment Funds, you can choose to support a specific field of interest (Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health & Human Services, or Recreation), or donate to the general Community Grants Endowment Fund for allocation for needs determined through an extensive grant application review process which includes financial oversight and site visits by our grants committee.

When you give to a community endowment, you’re helping meet the needs of the Yampa Valley’s nonprofit community – each year and in perpetuity.

Arts & Culture Endowment

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 Arts & Culture Endowment, you can invest in the local arts scene and help provide cultural opportunities for all.

Education Endowment

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 Education Endowment, you provide funding for organizations that are committed to 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 might include educational programs, scholarships, technology and art equipment for classroom activities, and support innovation by teachers.

Environment Endowment

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 Environment Endowment, you help fund programs that seek to preserve and improve the watersheds, habitat, and natural resources of our two-county region. Your support aids funding for organizations that are committed to environmental awareness and improved quality of life.

Healthy Community Endowment

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.

Recreation Endowment

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, and economic development, for our families, youth, and individuals. By giving to the Recreation 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.

Community Grants Endowment


The Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s annual Community Grant Cycle supports nonprofits in Routt & Moffat Counties with ongoing operations, capacity building, and essential programs and services, as well as projects and initiatives that drive transformational change. A gift to the Community Grants Endowment will help us serve our community without restriction, forever. Your gift becomes a permanent source of capital in the Yampa Valley, helping do good work today and in the future.

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