Recipients of grants from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund have been announced by Jay Bugarin, Wells Fargo's district manager for the Blue Mountain District. Nineteen nonprofit organizations based in Southern Colorado received the donations totaling $25,000.
"Working together to help those in need is at the heart of our communities and what makes these areas such a great place," Bugarin said. "There are many small, local, grassroots organizations here that play an important role in keeping these strong, vibrant communities. As part of our overall commitment to the community, we want to show these fine organizations we appreciate their efforts on behalf of all of us."
The following local organizations in Cortez, Delta, Dove Creek, Durango, Montrose, Pagosa Springs and Telluride received a 2017 Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund grant:
• All American Families
• Altrusa International Foundation, Inc.
• Archuleta County Victim Assistance Program, Inc.
• Big Brothers, Big Sisters - Durango
• Companeros Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center
• Delta County Meth Task Force
• Delta County Search and Rescue
• Four Corners Alliance For Diversity
• Garden Project of Southwest Colorado
• Gateway Residential Services
• Haven House of Montrose
• Onward A Legacy Foundation
• Our Savior Lutheran Church and School
• Pagosa Crisis Pregnancy Center, Inc.
• Reaching Out to Community and Kids
• San Miguel Mentoring Program
• True North Youth Program
• Women's Resource Center in Durango
Statewide, more than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding from Wells Fargo through the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund in 2017. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3) and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.
The Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund was started to provide greatly-needed support to small, non-profit groups that don't have the resources to compete with larger organizations for community support dollars. Since its inception, more than 4,200 grants in excess of $4.3 million have been awarded.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.