Boettcher Foundation Awards $690,000 for Community Enrichment Projects

Boettcher Foundation Awards $690,000 for Community Enrichment Projects

DENVER, Sept. 6, 2017 — Fifteen capital projects that will help enrich communities throughout Colorado have been awarded grant funding from the Boettcher Foundation. The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees awarded a total of $690,000 in capital grants to projects that promote arts and culture, youth development, and community use.

 “These projects are incredibly diverse, but the one unifying theme shared by all of them is a goal of bringing people together and strengthening the fabric of our Colorado communities,” said Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation. “Each of these organizations is working hard to support the communities they serve, and we are honored to help advance their efforts.”

This year’s community enrichment grant recipients are:

Boettcher Mansion – Golden, $25,000

Toward construction of an education pavilion detailing the structure’s history

Boulder Jewish Community Center – Boulder, $50,000

Toward construction of a new community and recreation facility with early childhood learning center

Center for the Arts Evergreen – Evergreen, $30,000

Toward renovation of teaching, exhibition, and performance space

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Colorado Springs, $75,000

Toward the construction of new exhibits and program space

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus – Denver, $50,000

Toward construction of the Adventure Forest and STEM education course

Dolores Senior Center – Dove Creek, $40,000

Toward construction of a new senior and community center with a commercial kitchen

Great Outdoors Colorado – Denver, $75,000

Toward brick-and-mortar components of community projects meant to inspire outdoor recreation and wellness

High Valley Community Center – Del Norte, $35,000

Toward a facility offering after-school programming and community classes

Kersey Community Center – Kersey, $40,000

Toward construction of a multi-use center with senior programming, a museum, and a library

Lone Cone Library District – Norwood, $50,000

Toward construction of a new library and community center

Museum of Contemporary Art – Denver, $75,000

Toward renovation of the building to better meet current programming needs

Phillips County – Holyoke, $30,000

Toward construction of a pavilion and education center at the county fairgrounds

Poudre Learning Center Foundation – Greeley, $40,000

Toward expansion of the nature and science learning center

Roaring Fork Conservancy – Basalt, $40,000

Toward construction of headquarters and programming facility

VFW Post 1 – Denver, $35,000

Toward major renovations of the VFW Post 1 building to accommodate community enrichment and arts programming

About the Boettcher Foundation:
At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come.

Kristi Arellano

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