Stories from the Valley

$15,000 Matching Challenge to Support the COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Together we can do this! The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announces a $15,000 matching challenge for the Yampa Valley COVID-19 Emergency Fund. A generous donor has offered to match the next $15,000 in donations so that each dollar you give right now is doubled automatically. Any amount donated is appreciated and no gift is too small. There are no administrative fees associated with this fund; 100% of each dollar donated is directed to hardworking community nonprofits meeting the needs of the most vulnerable populations of Routt and Moffat Counties. Grants from the fund will deploy quickly to organizations that ...
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CARES Act – New “Above the Line” Deduction

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The 880-page economic stimulus bill contains many provisions  intended to bring relief to those affected by the crisis across many sectors, including individuals, hospitals and public health, state and local governments, small businesses, large corporations, and education.  The goal is to help businesses and individuals weather the storm of this crisis, which has brought about an unprecedented shut down of the American economy. Of note, the bill contains a one-time "above-the-line" deduction for cash contributions of up ...
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COVID-19 Other Funding Opportunties

  • Colorado COVID Relief Fund Application - Mile High United Way Nonprofit who serve a community need resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. Funding is not available for needs related exclusively to business operation interruption or employee-related issues.
  • RMHF RAPID RESPONSE COVID-19 GRANT FUNDING.Rocky Mountain Health Foundation established a $300,000 Rapid Response Grant to quickly deploy resources to serve the most vulnerable, with a focus on agencies responding to critical issues surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Funding Information Network - Use this from HomeYou can access Candid’s ( Foundation Directory Online through the Bud Werner Memorial Library with a link provided ...
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An anonymous donor has generously offered to match the next $15,000 in donations to the Yampa Valley COVID19 Response Fund! That means that every dollar donated automatically doubles. No donation amount is too small and every dollar is directed to nonprofits in our community who are serving the critical needs of those affected by the coronavirus crisis, including housing, food and medical needs. Together, we can get through this. A coalition of philanthropy, government, and community partners has joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Fund that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus ...
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YVCF Scholarships 2019


The creation of four new scholarship funds at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation provides additional financial support for Routt County students in pursuit of higher education. The Belton Ranch Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a Routt County high school who has overcome challenges or obstacles that may have deterred him/her from pursuing post-high-school education or trade school. The goal of this scholarship is to provide support for a student who may not be at the top of their class but who demonstrates the qualities of perseverance and determination. Preference will be given to applicants where the ...
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As Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a public health concern across much of Colorado which is now beginning to affect our region, we at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation want to communicate with you, our donors and partners, our concerns about the potential impacts on our community and our actions to support nonprofits and help protect vulnerable populations here in Routt and Moffatt Counties. Within the office, we are maintaining a work presence and will continue to process incoming donations and outgoing grants and scholarships. That being said, to maximize social distancing and decrease potential community spread, alterations to our workflow may ...
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The School Trails Project is BACK!

During the month of April, over 1,000 Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary students ages 5-11 will put on their walking shoes and get out on local trails. They will be asked to take time to listen to the sounds of the birds, pick up trash, learn trail etiquette and much, much more! The goal of the project is to get kids outside exploring their local trails and thinking about the future of their trails by raising money to support the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. The project was launched by local PE teacher, Erin Early in 2019 and was an ...
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