September 14, 2015 — Eighteen Colorado nonprofits have been awarded capital funding from the Boettcher Foundation. The grants will help support community enrichment projects throughout the state.
“These projects are incredibly diverse, but the one unifying theme shared by all of them is a goal of bringing people together and enriching the fabric of our communities,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “We are pleased to support these organizations in their efforts to improve our communities right here at home.” This year’s grant recipients in the Boettcher Foundation’s community enrichment category are: Alpine Rescue Team – Evergreen, $25,000 Toward renovation and expansion of current headquarters facility to provide meeting space as well as display and storage of artifacts Betty Ford Alpine Gardens – Vail, $25,000 Toward construction of an educational and administrative center Central City Opera House Association – Central City, $35,000 Toward rehabilitation and restoration of the historic Teller House Crossan's M & A Market Community and Visitor Center – Yampa, $20,000 Toward renovations of historic building for use as community office space and a visitor center Curious Theatre Company – Denver, $25,000 Toward renovation and restoration of the theater building Downtown Denver Partnership – Denver, $25,000 Toward renovations to create The Commons on Champa Environmental Learning for Kids – Denver, $75,000 Toward construction of a new facility known as the ELK Education Center “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County – Boulder, $30,000 Toward purchase and renovation of new headquarters facility Jewish Community Center of Denver – Denver, $50,000 Toward renovation and expansion of the current facility Kiowa County – Eads, $30,000 Toward purchase and renovation of the Murdock Building to be utilized as a senior center and the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Archival Research and Visitor Center Montrose Recreation District – Montrose, $50,000 Toward construction of a new community recreation center Museum of Boulder – Boulder, $75,000 Toward purchase and renovation of historic building to serve as the museum's new home Pitkin County Library – Aspen, $25,000 Toward expansion and renovation of the current library facility Rocky Mountain Conservancy (for the benefit of Rocky Mountain National Park) – Estes Park, $35,000 Toward the purchase of privately-owned property and cottages located within the Rocky Mountain National Park boundaries Southeast Mental Health Services – La Junta, $50,000 Toward expansion and renovation of the existing facility to provide a community wellness center Su Teatro—Denver, $35,000 Toward renovation and expansion of the facility The Dairy Center for the Arts – Boulder, $25,000 Toward renovation of the existing facility U.S. Olympic Museum – Colorado Springs, $100,000 Toward construction of the museum Download a PDF copy of this release here.
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