Boettcher Foundation awards grant funding to 16 Colorado nonprofits

Boettcher Foundation awards grant funding to 16 Colorado nonprofits

October 4, 2016 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees has awarded $840,000 in capital grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in Colorado. The grants will help support community enrichment projects throughout the state.

“One of the great things about Colorado is the many organizations that aim to improve their communities right here at home,” said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. “Each of these organizations is working hard to support the communities they serve, and we are happy to fund their vision.”

This year’s grant recipients in the Boettcher Foundation’s community enrichment category are:

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado – Northeastern Colorado, $50,000: Toward the creation of a community fund for northeastern Colorado

Denver Art Museum – Denver, $175,000: Toward a comprehensive plan to complete the campus with major refurbishment to the north building and redesign of the campus grounds

Denver Public Library – Denver, $25,000: Toward renovations and expansion of the Hadley Branch Library

Kids Connection — City of Monte Vista – Monte Vista, $35,000: Toward the purchase and renovation of a new youth development center

Lake Dillon Theatre Company – Silverthorne, $35,000: Toward construction of a new performing arts facility and cultural center

Midway Theater and Cultural Events Center – Burlington, $35,000: Toward purchase and renovation of the theater and cultural events center

Opera Colorado – Denver, $25,000: Toward the purchase of innovative stage technology

Rocky Mountain PBS – Denver, $200,000: Toward construction of the Buell Public Media Center, the new home of Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps – Steamboat Springs, $55,000: Toward renovations to the existing administrative building and construction of the new field operations building

Sedgwick County – Julesburg, $15,000: Toward renovations of the depot for a museum and historic byway trailhead center

Steamboat Art Museum – Steamboat Springs, $20,000: Toward renovation and expansion of exhibit and program space

Tabor Opera House — City of Leadville – Leadville, $35,000: Toward the purchase of the historic Tabor Opera House

The Gardens on Spring Creek – Fort Collins, $35,000: Toward expansion of the visitor’s center and completion of the gardens’ master plan

The Tank, a Center for the Sonic Arts – Rangely, $15,000: Toward improvements to make the venue available for recording artists and the general public

Ute Indian Museum — History Colorado – Montrose, $50,000: Toward renovation and expansion of the Ute Indian Museum

Wetmore Library and Community Center — Custer County – Wetmore, $35,000: Toward renovations to the Wetmore Community Center and Library


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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. For more information, visit


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