Craig–Scheckman Family Foundation: Youth Advocacy Project

The Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation (CSFF) was established in 2005 for charitable purposes by Sara and Michael Craig-Scheckman. The Youth Advocacy Project for Routt County (YAP) is fully funded and controlled by the CSFF and directed by Sara Craig-Scheckman. The CSFF grants funds through YAP in support of charitable tax-exempt organizations benefiting Routt County youth who experience financial hardship, have multiple risk factors and/or have a disability or special need. The CSFF will grant a grand total of approximately $1,170,000 during 2019.
Applications will be accepted today through March 1st.
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Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Arts Program

The Laura Jane Musser Fund is accepting applications from arts nonprofit in Colorado. See description for additional eligibility criteria.
The Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations in rural communities to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music, and performing arts.
  • Increase access to the arts through scholarships, hands-on activities, community venues, workshops, discounts and other innovations
  • Demonstrate capacity to engage their community in the creation of art
  • Demonstrate support from their community (through volunteerism, membership, in-kind, or other types of support)
Applications will be accepted Feb. 12 – March 12th, and recipients will be announced in July 2019.

Laura Jane Musser Fund: Environmental Initiative Program

The Laura Jane Musser Fund is accepting applications from nonprofit and local unties of government in Colorado.
The Fund’s goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species.
Applications will be accepted Feb. 19 – March 19th, and recipients will be announced in July 2019.
The Musser Fund is likely to make a total of 5 to 7 grants in the Environmental Initiative this year in the amount of Planning (Up to $8,000), or Implementation (Up to $35,000). This is a very competitive granting initiative.

Mountain Valley Bank: Seasons of Giving

Mountain Valley Bank associates provide leadership and volunteer time supporting community activities. They give time and resources to help local organizations that positively impact our friends and neighbors. They are committed to supporting our community, not only with dollars, but also with time. They love to see their associates participate in the programs we fund and recommend that organizations reach out to local MVB locations to build volunteer relationships with local associates.
Deadline: March 31st

Bessie Minor Swift Foundation

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit and school organizations in Routt and Moffat County.
The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to:
  • help with the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for children who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading
  • develop reading and writing skills at all age levels
  • develop programs in the languages, STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) for preschool, primary and secondary school-aged students
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 15, and recipients will be announced on May 1.
The fund will consider applications for grants requesting a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000.