KVNF Community Radio and Alpine Bank are partnering to create The Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund. The fund supports the region's nonprofits to share their message throughout KVNF's listening area.
Beginning Sept. 1, Delta, Montrose and Ouray County-based nonprofit organizations are able to have their underwriting purchases matched dollar-for-dollar by the Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund thus doubling the impact of their message. Eligible nonprofits can submit a short application to Alpine Bank detailing how they will use their underwriting dollars. Matching grants will be made on a first-come first-served basis. The fund will match up to $300 annually per organization.
Nonprofits can use underwriting, or on-air sponsorship, to increase the public's awareness of their service to the community, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and more.
"This funding opportunity is a fantastic way for us to assist local nonprofits with their outreach and awareness in a new and unique way. Additionally, this program is a great fit with our Alpine Bank values," says Allison Nadel, Alpine Bank regional marketing director.
Applications can be found on KVNF's website, www.kvnf.org.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.