The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) announced grant awards totaling $15,000 to nonprofits serving Delta County from its Western Colorado Community Fund. Grants from the Community Fund combined with funding from foundation donor-advised funds total over $100,000 invested in Delta County by WCCF in 2015.
Community Fund grants are allocated by WCCF's regional board of directors and are designed to tackle unmet needs, help programs expand, seed new projects and encourage collaboration to solve community problems. Delta is one of seven counties managed by WCCF that receives grants from its regional Community Fund. Grants of $3,000 each were allocated to Delta-Montrose Partners for youth mentoring programs and to North Fork Valley Public Radio Inc. (KVNF) for its locally-focused, community programming.
In Cedaredge, WCCF along with a donor-advisor allocated $2,000 each and challenged the community to raise an additional $2,000 to create a larger grant pool. The successful "match" challenge resulted in a total of $7,300 to award to Cedaredge nonprofits. Grantees include the Cedaredge Community Gardens Association, Cedar Mesa Community Club, Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control, Surface Creek Saddle Club, Surface Creek Senior Services,Surface Creek Community Services and Cedaredge Music Boosters for the high school band's trip to Washington, D.C.
WCCF works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado. For more information on creating a charitable fund or scholarship opportunity for Delta County, contact Anne Wenzel at 243-3767.
The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good. Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 250 charitable funds totaling $50 million in assets and awards nearly $2 million in grants and scholarships annually.