Stories from the Valley

Women’s Giving Circle Hosts Spring Gathering

The Women’s Giving Circle brings together women, like you, who care about the needs of the Yampa Valley. Please join us for an update on the four individuals that you have supported since our fall meeting. Sponsored by YVCF and Steamboat Elite Property Management, 100% of your gift is granted to local families and individuals in need. If you would like to make an additional donation to support our mission, we will be able to assist more women and children in our community (suggested donation: $250). Please bring a friend to expand our impact. At the event, we will also be collecting ...
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Press Release: Downtown Public Art Fund fuels improvements to four local public art pieces:

Downtown Public Art Fund fuels improvements to four local public art pieces: Steamboat Spirit - cast bronze sculpture by George Lundeen Autumn Majesty  - cast bronze sculpture by Curtis Zabel Prancing Horse - steel sculpture by Grey Mercer Antonio  - cast bronze sculpture by Wayne Salge Pablo Picasso quoted, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”.  Public art located in downtown Steamboat Springs was in desperate need to wash off the dust of years of deferred maintenance so the art could once again shine and be enjoyed. This past fall, through a grant ...
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February Stories from the Valley

Stories from the Valley Download PDF Sleeping Giant Society The Sleeping Giant Society honors individuals who have committed to supporting our community beyond their lifetimes. YVCF will introduce this society at an open house on March 6th. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announced the launch of its Sleeping Giant Society, a gift planning initiative. The Sleeping Giant Society honors individuals who have committed to supporting the Yampa Valley beyond their lifetimes. “Our role in the Yampa Valley is to build a healthy and vital community. Creating the opportunity for people to leave a legacy is a key part in securing ...
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The Sleeping Giant Society Awakes at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation

The Sleeping Giant Society Awakes at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation YVCF invites the community to celebrate at open house on March 6th The Yampa Valley Community Foundation of Steamboat Springs, CO announced the launch of its Sleeping Giant Society, a gift planning initiative.   The Sleeping Giant Society honors individuals who have committed to supporting the Yampa Valley beyond their lifetimes. “Our role in the Yampa Valley is to build a healthy and vital community. Creating the opportunity for people to leave a legacy is a key part in securing our collective future,” explained Mark Andersen, Executive Director of ...
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2018 Scholarships now open for applications

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for 2018 scholarships.  YVCF administers over twenty diverse scholarships that are available to Routt and Moffat County graduating seniors and continuing education students who are seeking a college education or professional development in the trades.  A full list of scholarships is available at yvcf.org/scholarships. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awarded $183,650 in 161 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year that assisted Yampa Valley students seeking both technical and 4-year degrees. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. April 6th. Email scholarships@yvcf.org with any questions. To apply, visit:  https://yvcf.org/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/ ...
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February Nonprofit News – Granting Opportunities, Volunteers, and Events

Granting Opportunities Through the Environmental Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publically owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. Planning grants up to $8,000 and implementation grants up to $35,000 will be considered for this initiative. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from February 9 – March 9, 2018. Through the Rural Arts Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, ...
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Trail Donor Celebration Party highlights our diverse trail groups

The TMEF Celebration Party at Howelsen Lodge was a great start to 2018. Nearly 100 people attended the event, and we raised $1,000 for trails. We enjoyed bringing together our valued donors and partner organizations including the USFS, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Friends of Wilderness, Yampatika, Routt County Riders, Bike Town USA and City of Steamboat Springs. It was a great opportunity to chat and learn about these organization and the programs, projects and plans that are making trails, recreation and backcountry experiences available to people of all ages in our region. Thank you to everyone who attended and businesses, ...
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