Stories from the Valley

Emily Beyer

Emily Beyer Takes a Position with Schools as Grant Writer

Emily Beyer, YVCF Donor Relations Manager, announced this September that she accepted a position as Grant Writer for Routt and Soroco school districts, this includes the following schools: Steamboat, Hayden and South Routt. Emily leaves the Foundation with a healthy list of growing involvement with our community. Her dedicated support and correspondence with Donors have truly bonded YVCF’s ability to connect donors with causes that matter ...
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Mark Andersen Executive Director YVCF

Mark Andersen Resigns as Executive Director

Along with the changing season, September has brought change to the community foundation. Mark Andersen recently announced that he will be resigning as the Executive Director. Mark accepted a position with a private family foundation in Steamboat. He views this as a once in a lifetime opportunity that he is unable to refuse. Mark’s resignation as Executive Director will be effective by the end of the year. Mark’s past ten years with the Community Foundation has been benefited all aspects of this organization. Upon his departure, he reflects, “The Community Foundation is stronger than ever. The Foundation has a knowledgeable ...
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Yampa River Fund on the river

Yampa River Fund Launches Endowment

On September 19th, 2019 the Yampa River Fund (YRF) celebrated the launch of their recently created endowment fund. This fund will be used to fund projects to improve river health, protect the water supply and enhance river flow in dry years. The celebration kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the Yampa River Core Trail Bridge, followed by a public social event at Mountain Tap Brewery. The YRF was initiated by a generous gift of $1.75 million from an anonymous donor that was then matched by another anonymous donor who provided an additional $1 million. Steamboat Resorts recently announced that ...
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community grant cycle

YVCF Community Grants Cycle Awards

$204,013 was awarded to Routt and Moffat County nonprofits The Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) has completed its 2019 Community Grant Cycle. A total of $204,013 has been granted to Routt and Moffat County nonprofits. This funding comes from three local sources: donor-advised funds (DAF) held at YVCF, the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation via the Passport Club program, and YVCF granting endowments. 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 fifty-three nonprofit organizations requesting a total of $254,191. Forty-seven nonprofit organizations received full ...
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Paul Matheny

TMEF Donor of the Month: Paul Matheny

The TMEF is recognizing Paul Matheny as the donor of the month for October. Paul has been a supporter of the TMEF from the very beginning.  Paul avidly supports the purpose of growing this fund in order to provide maintenance of our trails now and into the future.
  1. How do you enjoy the trails? I enjoy our local trails mostly on my mountain bike, but also by hiking.
  2. When did you first become a donor of the TMEF and what inspired you to give? I became a donor right after the fund was established. I was inspired to give ...
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IMPACT100 Kick Off Party – 2019

Thanks for Joining the IMPACT100 Kick-Off Party at Bella Vista Estate Season 14 is off to a great start with over 90 guests in attendance. What's Next? The Steering Committee will announce the four presenting organizations in late October. Save the date for the 1st presentation party November 21st. Invite a friend. I missed the first party, can I still join IMPACT100 this year? YES, you can join at anytime during the season. Learn More About IMPACT100 * Mouseover the image to stop the slideshow ...
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