Stories from the Valley

Two local Nonprofits tell how they would make and IMPACT

Two local Nonprofits tell how they would make and IMPACT: IMPACT100 1st Presentation Party The word Impact is defined as "have a strong effect on someone or something".  The challenge of the IMPACT100 group is to listen to four local nonprofits and decide who will make the greatest Impact in the Yampa Valley.  At the November 21st event, we heard from Friends of the Yampa and Young Tracks. Friends of the Yampa explained the group of over 100 attendees that starting in the summer of 2020, the Friends of the Yampa will develop an annual river program that will educate ...
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Yampa Valley Gives hosts Rally in Moffat County

A rally was held Wednesday, December 4th at the Moffat County Courthouse to celebrate Yampa Valley Gives on December 10th.  Eight local nonprofits attended the event. Donald Broom, Moffat County Commissioner, encouraged local residents to support nonprofits as it is good for the community and good for the soul. He provided several different reasons to give on Yampa Valley Gives Day. Helen Beall, Community Impact Manager at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, encouraged the group to share the power of philanthropy.  “Tell someone that you support local nonprofits and why you do it.  Don’t be shy about what you do ...
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Trail Maintenance Donor of the Month: Bingham Built

This month, the TMEF caught up with Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund donors – Brad and Hannah Bingham and their company - Bingham Built. They support the trails by not only building great bikes but by making an annual contribution to support the trails.  Thank you! Learn more about why they love and support the trails -  1.) How do you enjoy trails? We love trails! We are usually on two wheels whether it's a mountain bike, cross bike, or fat bike, but sometimes we go by foot. 2.) When did you first become a donor of the TMEF and what inspired ...
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2020 Trail Maintenance Projects Announced

Steamboat Springs, CO – The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announced the fourth-year granting results from the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF). Five grants totaling $14,234.29 will be awarded to three local land managers. Decisions on how to spend TMEF revenue are made by a board comprised of four land managers, one representative from the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and two community members at large. Trail maintenance grant applications are requested and received annually in September. This year, the board vetted six grant applications from the US Forest Service, City of Steamboat Springs, Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land ...
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Over 40 Community Members Learn how to Find Funding at the Bud Werner Memorial Library

Nonprofits and individuals looking for new granting opportunities now have access to a wealth of useful resources at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.  To kick off the Funding Information Network returning to Northwest Colorado, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the Bud Werner Memorial Library co-hosted a training on how local nonprofit can access information on grants and grantmakers in the U.S. and around the world. Over 40 nonprofits attended the training and are ready to start to find new funding opportunities for their organization. To offer the training,  both John Major, Reference Librarian at the Bud Werner Memorial Library ...
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YVCF Welcomes New Staff

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Traci Hiatt as Donor Engagement Manager and Jenny Campbell as Office Administrative Assistant serving in a temporary position until May 2020. “We are delighted to welcome both Traci and Jenny to the Community Foundation. They both bring a depth of experience and knowledge of the community to our staff,” states Mark Andersen, Executive Director. “Beyond their obvious ability to excel within their roles, both Traci and Jenny care passionately about the Yampa Valley.” Traci Hiatt has cultivated deep and meaningful relationships over her 16+ years in the Yampa Valley, ...
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Martin Hart, Snowsports Hall of Fame Class 2019 & Early Ski Area Visionary

Martin Hart, recently inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame, was a visionary who laid the foundation for what the Steamboat Springs Ski Area is today.  He was also a committed supporter of the Yampa Valley community. As Chairman of the Northwest Colorado Ski Corporation, renamed the Steamboat Ski Corporation, Martin invested in several significant improvements to the ski area.  These improvements include bringing the first snowmaking machines in 1981, expanding 400 acres of Sunshine Bowl terrain in 1984, and replacing the old gondola with a high-speed eight-passenger gondola to the Thunderhead Lodge in 1986. Martin’s collaboration with Routt ...
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