Stories from the Valley

Giving Tip

Charitable Giving Tip for June

What inspires you to give? How do you want to make a difference in the world? Answering questions like these is the first step toward making your giving more meaningful—both for your personal fulfillment and for the people and communities you're working to support. Whether you are giving $500 or $5 million, donors of all types and sizes – individuals, family foundations, businesses or donor-advised funds – benefit greatly from taking time to reflect on these questions and ensure that your giving reflects your values. YVCF is a resource to help you identify your philanthropic passions and make your giving ...
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Charitable Giving Tip

Double your donation: Ask your employer about corporate matching gifts Many corporations have matching gift programs that match your personal donation to charitable organizations. It is an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your personal contribution to YVCF and your favorite local organizations. How to make your matching gift:
  • Consult your company’s human resources department to find out whether your company has a matching gift policy. Some companies also match contributions from retirees and board members.
  • Requesting a matching gift is a simple process which takes less than 5 minutes to initiate.
  • YVCF verifies the ...
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YVCF Scholarships

YVCF Awarded $164,110 in Scholarships in 2019

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awards $164,110 in scholarships to students from seven local schools Scholarships were awarded to students at Yampa Valley High School, Steamboat Springs High School, Moffat County High School, SOROCO High School, Hayden High School, Meeker High School, and Colorado Mountain College. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) awarded college scholarships valued at a total of $134,110 to 48 students to attend college or vocational school next year. The scholarship awards range from $250 to $12,000, many of which are renewable, allowing students to finish their undergraduate education with financial assistance. For the upcoming 2019/20 school ...
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Training Recap: The M&M’s of Communications in Moffat County

Over 15 nonprofits attended the “The M&M's of Communications in Moffat County” training offered on May 30th in Moffat County.   Presenter, Robin Schepper, led a 1.5-hour session on how to be effective in your communication with a limited budget and limited time.   They covered topics such as identifying your target audience and who is the most persuasive to reach your target audience? About the presenter: Robin Schepper: Robin is a passionate and committed leader with extensive managerial experience in social marketing and behavior change campaigns. She is skilled in strategic communications, coalition building and partnerships, change management, influencing public policy, ...
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Trail Maintenance Donor of the Month: Charlie Beurskens

  1. How do you enjoy trails?
I love mountain biking on Emerald, Spring Creek, Mad Creek/Red Dirt (one of my favorite rides). Going to college in the northeast, I also really enjoy hiking with any friends who visit and showing off the incredible amount of outdoors access we have.
  1. When did you first become a donor of the TMEF and what inspired you to give?
I think it was about 2 years ago, right before I left for college in the summer of 2017. I found myself on the trails all the time, and I ...
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June: Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF) At a Glance

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 ...
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June: WHILD Fund at a glance

Wildlife Habitat Improvement – Local District (WHILD) At-A-Glance  Fund Balance of 5/31/2019: $39,235.32
  • 2019 Gifts to date: $16,078 / 11 gifts
  • Gifts to date since inception: $36,880.48
  • Grants to date since inception: $0
About WHILD: The purpose of the Fund is to provide a permanent endowment to support wildlife habitat improvement projects, including capital projects, planning, research, studies, management, enforcement, education and other wildlife habitat improvement projects, for the public benefit within Routt County. Granting Committee: The Grant Committee shall consists of one appointee with expertise in habitat improvement, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management or wildlife biology ...
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