Core Fund Aids Nonprofits

The Daily Sentinel, December 18, 2021—Because of generous donors, 11 nonprofit organizations received a total of $50,900 in grants from the Western Colorado Community Foundation’s CORE Fund.

The fund identifies organizations and provides financial support for conservation, outdoor recreation, and environment projects.

  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies; Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Habitat Restoration, $4,000
  • Colorado Canyons Association; Exploring Collaborative Stewardship Models, $1,000
  • Colorado Discover Ability; Young Adult Summer Camp, $5,400
  • Colorado Public Radio; Tapped Out: Drinking Water and Environmental Justice, $2,500
  • Colorado West Land Trust; Monument Corridor Stewards, $2,000
  • Colorado Water Trust; Restoring the 15-Mile Reach, $2,500
  • Eureka! McConnell Science Museum; Dig In!, $5,000
  • Outdoor Wilderness Lab; Tuition Assistance, $15,650
  • RiversEdge West; River Stewardship Program, $4,750
  • The Nature Connection; The Wilder Bunch Youth Crew Truck, $10,000
  • Wilderness Workshop; Elevating Climate solutions, $2,500

The Western Colorado Community Foundation launched its CORE Initiative and established the CORE Fund to provide long-term grant funding in 2019 to support and protect the places that make western Colorado special. Since its inception, CORE has contributed more than $90,000 to outdoor-related non-profits.