Stories from the Valley


Stories from the Valley – Ocotber

$192,950 was awarded to Routt and Moffat County nonprofits The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) has completed our 2017 Community Grants Cycle. A total of $192,950 will be granted to Routt and Moffat County nonprofits. The Community Grant Cycle reflects YVCF’s desire to be innovative, inclusive and responsive to the needs in the Yampa Valley. YVCF received applications from 62 nonprofit organizations requesting a total of $265,225. Fifty-five nonprofit organizations received full or partial funding towards their requests. The following are a few examples of grant requests that were fully or partially funded. Friends of the Wilderness requested and received ...
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Vote Your Mainstreet

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation supports our nonprofit community and we are excited about the collaboration between Main Street STeamboat and Steamboat Springs Arts Council.  Vote for Steamboat Springs and help inspired our artist community. What is it: “Vote your Main Street” is a national competition to give Main Street communities around the country access to a share of $2 million dollars of funding for historic preservation! Steamboat Springs is competing against Main Streets around the country to secure $150,000 to restore the 1950s caboose that now sits next to the rails it once rode. Once transformed, the structure will be ...
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$5,000 “Local’s Challenge” matching challenge met

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund exceeded it's $5,000 Local’s Favorite Matching Challenge and raised $6,090 towards the permanent maintenance of our nonmotorized local trails in Routt and Moffat Counties.   The fund raised a total of $9,735.25 during the challenge, but only donations from NEW donors were matching during this challenge.  The generous $5,000 challenge was provided by an anonymous donor. In notifying the donor of the final fundraising totals, the donor will match dollar for dollar all the new donations made during the fall challenge. This will result in a match of $6,090. On behalf of the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, current and future ...
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Spotlight on the Northwest Colorado Region

Have you wondered what are the issues that face Northwest Colorado? Through Rural Philanthropy Days, the "NWCO Spotlight on the Region Video" dives into the issues facing our region in this professional video. The stories of local families are intimate, the imagery is powerful, and the result is beautiful. Enjoy and share with your friends and family. ...
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Steamboat Today: Nonprofits in Routt and Moffat get boost from Yampa Valley Community Foundation

The money will be used by one nonprofit to help increase public outreach, another group will use it to assist with branding and web development and another will use the funds from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s 2017 Community Grant Cycle to restore and keep the Yampa River healthy. "It's not just the granting that has that direct impact," said Joe Haines, executive director of Yampatika, an environmental education nonprofit and a grant recipient. "It's the community support, it's the training, it's the collaboration, it's the facilitation. Without the community foundation, the Yampa Valley would be a lesser place for ...
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Philanthropy has power.

Philanthropy has power. It builds and sustains a healthy and vital society.  It connects friends, families, and neighbors.  And, it brings us all together for a shared purpose.  For 30 years, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) has empowered local nonprofits through education and grants, leveraged community funds through the strength of endowments, and inspired donors to connect with causes that matter.  One person, one family, one business, one contribution can make a difference. More importantly, together we have the power to guarantee the Yampa Valley’s future for generations to come. Become a donor today and together we can build ...
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Scholarship Story of the Valley – Kady Look

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation awarded $183,650 in 161 scholarships for the 2017-18 school year that will assist Yampa Valley students seeking both technical and 4-year degrees.    YVCF has the pleasure to sit down with several students for our newest feature "Scholarship Stories in the Yampa Valley".  ...
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