Stories from the Valley

Sharing, Recycling, Gear and Donating – Local Trail Fund Ambassador creates a new event

With each new adventure, comes a long list of required gear.  Any local will tell you that you can't have enough gear, but sometimes one might grow old of rock climbing and decide to start rollerblading. Now, what does one do with that unused harness?  Katie Berning wanted to create an event to help share our dusty gear and would benefit the trails the gear would be used on. Katie, a Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Ambassador, cares deeply about our local trails and having the right equipment to get out there.  Katie has been volunteering with the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund for the past 2 ...
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A gift that will Bloom Forever

What can we do today that will last a lifetime? In our world of rapid changes, one may think that nothing lasts forever. What can we cherish and leave for generations to come that will honor our values forever? This is the time to think about our ideals and values, the causes that matter to us. What can help us grow in understanding when we are sad or happy?  What can we build that will help us build our own lives?  Where can we deposit our energy during dark times as well as during sunny days?  Is our soul weary? ...
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IMPACT100 makes an $11,000 impact locally

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Each year members of our local community join together at IMPACT100 social events and pool their gifts while learning about the needs of local nonprofits. Collective giving allows each individual’s impact on the community to be magnified. The idea is simple.  100 people donate $100 and collectively make an impact with a grant of $10,000.  Since 2006, IMPACT100 has granted $142,150 to 43 local nonprofit organizations with the largest grants awarded of $10,000. IMPACT100 social events are held in various beautiful and comfortable locations and include a delicious catered meal by Big Air Catering. The Season 12 ...
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Stories from the Valley – April

The story of the valley is created daily.   Together, we are shaping our valley for tomorrow. Download the PDF Version ...
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Press Release: Routt County groups tackle prescription drug addiction with success

Routt County groups tackle prescription drug addiction with success When a problem is vast and complex, it is almost impossible for one group to achieve positive change. Collaboration is needed to bring together different ideas and elements to solve serious problems. The statistics on prescription drug addiction are staggering nationwide as the number of deaths related to this epidemic continues to increase year after year. However, Routt County’s numbers saw a decrease in 2017. This is the result of several collaborative efforts that made a measurable difference. Our community cooperation yielded a reduction in the number of opioid overdose-related deaths ...
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Nonprofit Newsletter – April

Granting Opportunities HEART OF STEAMBOAT FOUNDATION The Heart of Steamboat Foundation (of the United Methodist Church) will be granting $10,000 in April to organizations in Routt and Moffat Counties. They grant $10,000 every April & October, $20,000 per year. Review here for full grant details. Keep in mind:
  • The group do not fund sports or performing arts. They lean towards human services concerns.
  • They distribute funds across Northwest Colorado and we tend to get more applications from within Steamboat Springs. So if your group serves outside Steamboat Springs and especially Moffat County be sure to highlight it in your application as ...
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Planned Giving Tip of the Month – April 2018

Thinking of Selling a Rental Property? Did you know…that appreciated rental property from which you’ve deducted depreciation expense makes a doubly great gift to charity? This is because…the capital gains tax on this property can be on practically the full value, but if you give the property to charity, you may get a deduction for the full market value and pay $0 in capital gains tax. More detail: The depreciated amount lowers your cost basis, in some cases close to $0. This means if you were to sell the property yourself, you would have to pay capital gains tax on ...
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