Stories from the Valley

Mindfulness and The Workplace Course

Discover the benefits of shaping AND maintaining a happy brain along with easy ways to create mini mindful habits enabling long-term balance on your own time! Learn how to manage distractions, schedule work days for optimal brain states, and maximize efficiency, productivity, and sanity. This will open with a customized 1-hour in-person presentation by Kristen on: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM, AT LIBRARY HALL This course is exclusively created for the YVCF community of nonprofits. Recording of the presentation will be available for all those unable to attend. Discover the benefits of shaping AND maintaining a happy brain ...
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August YVCF General Newsletter

Whats's happening at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for the month of August 2019. Historic Routt County (HRC) has created a new endowment fund. A new scholarship, "The Elk River Kipper Scholarship", has been created in honor of Charlie Crammer and his 20 years of service at Vista Verde Ranch. Plus another great giving tip. Find all the details below or download the August newsletter. ...
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historic routt county

Historic Routt County Endowment Fund has been Created

Historic Routt County opens an Endowment Fund “We save places that tell the story of our county and its people.” During the 1990s Routt County was experiencing tremendous amounts of growth. This growth increased pressure to demolish or redevelop many historic buildings and rapidly changed the character of Routt County’s towns and surrounding landscapes. At that time there was no local organization in place to help property owners preserve their historic buildings and ranches before they were destroyed or changed beyond recognition. In 1992 Historic Routt County (HRC)—which began as an informal historic preservation committee under the sponsorship of the ...
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The North Routt Community Grant Round Now Open

Attention All Nonprofit Organizations in North Routt The NR Community Fund, First-Ever Grant Round is OPEN This grant will award a charitable organization in North Routt up $5K for a project that benefits this community. Find the details about this fund on the North Routt Community Fund page, the application to apply for this fund is also available on this page ...
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TMEF Donor of the Month: Reesa Pond

This month, the TMEF caught up with another Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund annual donor - Reesa Pond.  Reesa supports the trails by fundraising through social media, so she knows the trails will be in great shape throughout her lifetime!
  1. How do you enjoy trails? I love mountain biking and hiking around emerald, butcherknife and the Rotary trail is my favorite!
  2. When did you first become a donor of the TMEF and what inspired you to give? I started raising money for TMEF during our school scavenger hunt and wanted to raise as much as I could and get other ...
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Lunch and Learn

Get it Done Yampa Valley Gives Lunch Hour – Routt County

Where: Room 113/114 at Centennial Hall Building Steamboat Springs Time: 12 – 1 PM Date: Thursday, August 1st What: Bring your lunch, laptop, and YVG log-in information and get ready to update your Yampa Valley Gives Profile or start to create a new profile for 2019. The YVG team and other nonprofits will be there to help with questions. New nonprofits are encouraged to join and get a start on their profile! Please contact Holly at prior to the event If you are a new nonprofit to the program ...
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Picture Your Legacy

At YVCF, we frequently ask donors, “what are you most passionate about?” and “what legacy would you like to leave in the world?” Many people can list the causes that they are passionate about. Others need time to reflect. We recognize that it’s difficult to start with a blank sheet of paper and write down a vision for your legacy from scratch. For many, images can help to stimulate this process. Why? Because images tap into the right side of your brain and reveal how you aspire to be in the world. Images are a universal language. Download the free ...
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