Surface Creek Community grant helps nonprofit garden

Gardener Michael Isenhart tills soil in the Cedaredge Community Garden. Last year, the non-profit garden received a Surface Creek Community Fund grant which was used to service garden equipment.

Last year, the newly established Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) awarded grants to eight local nonprofits. A total of $10,500 was distributed to support community activities which took place in 2020-21. This year, the SCCF expects to award between $15,000-20,000 to applicants with the amount of grants for 2021-22 projects ranging from $500 to $2,500.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) has partnered with SCCF to create what they describe as a “community-wide funding vehicle.” In a news release, the WCCF describes the Surface Creek fund as “a charitable investment account to benefit the people of Austin, Cedaredge, Cory, Eckert and Orchard City.”

Load comments