The generous donors who establish funds at Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) appreciate your acknowledgment of grants to your organization. The following guidelines have been developed to assist in your communication efforts.
Acknowledging Your Grant
- Please use the following language whenever you refer to your grant: This project/program at your organization was funded (or funded in part) by a grant from [the name of the Fund] at Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The acknowledgment letter you receive will specify the exact name of the fund.
- Grant acknowledgments should include confirmation that your organization is using the grant money for the specific purpose the grant was given.
- If your grant is from a Donor-Advised Fund at YVCF, we strongly encourage you to write the donor to thank them and express your appreciation for the grant. Please send your acknowledgment to YVCF and we will ensure that your acknowledgment is forwarded to the donor
Publicizing your Grant
We, at YVCF, publicize our grants through local media and as stories in our newsletters, website, and/or annual report. We encourage you to tell your organization’s story about receiving a Community Foundation grant in your communications efforts. We would appreciate receiving copies of your media highlights, photographs, and especially video links that demonstrate how your grant-funded project benefits our community. Together, we can reach the broadest audience to tell the Stories from the Valley.
When describing YVCF, please use the following:
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is the primary source for philanthropic resources and education for both donors and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Colorado. The mission of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is to provide leadership in raising funds, in partnership with community members, to support innovative programs that benefit the community.
We encourage you to actively use the YVCF logo but to do so only in reference to the designated program for which the grant is awarded. You are further encouraged to include a link to YVCF’s website from your designated program’s webpage and refer to yvcf.org in printed or other marketing materials for the designated program.
Community Impact Manager