Stories from the Valley

YVCF Announces Syntrinsic as New Investment Manager

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) announced Syntrinsic Investement Counsel as its new investment manager after a comprehensive review of the organization’s portfolio management and advisory services. Syntrinsic is a $1.7B investment firm specializing in foundations, nonprofit organizations and mission-driven families. This change is the result of a thorough and diligent review of investment proposals carried out by the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Investment Committee. “After our extensive evaluation process including talking with a number of other foundations across the country, it was clear that Syntrinsic was the best choice for helping us achieve our investment goals,” said Rod Hanna, ...
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WHILD

WHILD Fund makes first-year grants

WHILD Fund makes first-year grants Steamboat Springs, CO – The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announced the inaugural year granting results from the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Local District Fund (WHILD).  Two grants totaling $1,204 will be awarded to two local land managers. Decisions on how to spend WHILD revenue are made by a board comprised of four land managers and two community members at large. Wildlife Improvement project grant applications are requested and received annually in September. The board decided to grant $402 to the US Forest Service to for gates and signage to increase education for seasonal closures Flash of ...
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Yampa Valley Community Foundation

The Community Foundation announces new board members, officers

The Community Foundation announces new board members, officers The Yampa Valley Community Foundation has elected two new board trustees and appointed a new slate of officers for 2020. The nonprofit’s all-volunteer board trustees are selected for demonstrating a high level of commitment to the greater Yampa Valley and personal involvement in community engagement. The board trustees oversee strategic planning, and policy and responsibly steward over $20 million in assets. Jeff Merage was appointed to serve his first three-year term. Jeff is the CEO of a real estate investment company and manages a family foundation.  He has lived in Steamboat since ...
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Trail Maintenance Donor of the Month: Erin Early

This month, the TMEF caught up with Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund donor– Erin Early. She supports the trails by making a monthly contribution to support the TMEF.  She makes it part of her monthly budget to support the trails she loves!  Thank you, Erin. Learn more about why she loves and supports the trails -  1.) How do you enjoy trails? I love to hike with my dog and bike the trails as much as I can! Trails bring all of us a sense of peace and connection that I am so thankful we have right in our backyard ...
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The new year brings change to Community Foundation staff

The new year brings change to Community Foundation staff YVCF Announces Interim Executive Director We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation has named Glory Burns as its Interim Executive Director. Glory’s work has involved many board and leadership roles. Most recently, she served as Chairman of the Board of Home State Banks, which recently merged with a publicly-traded national bank holding company.  Prior to that, she was senior vice president/portfolio manager at First Western Trust Bank and has had a variety of positions in the financial services industry. Glory is also ...
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Yampa Valley Gives Triples Donations from 2018

Yampa Valley Gives Triples Donations from 2018 Steamboat Springs, CO – A record amount of donations were made on Tuesday, December 10th Colorado Gives Day in the Yampa Valley.  Donors from across the Yampa Valley and beyond made 3,657 donations to support 63 area nonprofits during the sixth annual day of giving. The dollars raised totaled $809,892, shy of the $1 million goal. This was a slight drop from 2018 when $926,7200 was raised. In 2019, Colorado Gives Day donations were down statewide, as Colorado Gives Day raised $39.6 million in 2019 compared to $47.1 million in 2018. Local donations ...
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