Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF)

At-A-Glance

Fund Balance of 5/31/2019: $497,828.21
  • 2019 Gifts to date: $10,090.17 / 42 gifts
  • Gifts to date since inception: $467,119.13
  • Grants to date since inception: $14,445.74

About the TMEF: The purpose of the Fund is to provide a permanent endowment to support specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands within the current geographical boundaries of Routt and Moffat Counties.

Granting Committee: A board, consisting of a land manager from the city, USFS, BLM, and State Parks, as well as an appointee of the Steamboat Springs Chamber president and two citizens with diversified trail interests appointed by YVCF, will determine trail maintenance priorities and projects each year.

Grant Process Timeline: Request for Projects open 9/1 – 10/15 (approximately) annually. The Granting Committee meets in late October/early November to make funding recommendations to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation during the November YVCF Board of Trustee Meeting. Funds are distributed in December to the land manager who determines how best to conduct the trail maintenance.

Grant History:

2016 Grant: $2,303 grant to the United States Forest Service for work on Fish Creek Falls trail to build a minor retaining just past the first bridge.

2017 Grant: $4,290.74 grant to the United States Forest Service for work on trail section on the 1101 to reduce braided sections of trail and rehab the unused portion of trail.

2018 Grants: Total grants – $7,852
(1) $3,500 grant to the United States Forest Service for work on trail section on the 1101 to reduce braided sections of trail and rehab the unused portion of trail.
(2) $4,352 grant to the City of Steamboat Springs to replace one damaged bridge on Spring Creek Trail.