County awards $26,500 in nonprofit grants
February 28, 2022
The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners has approved $26,500 in first quarter discretionary grants for local nonprofits. The board awarded discretionary grant requests to seven local nonprofits from throughout the area.
Grant recipients include KSUN Community Radio ($5,000) to help cover costs of programming and equipment; West Elk Trails ($3,000) to support its winter program expenses; New Castle Trails ($1,000) for a sponsorship of its annual fundraising event, Rides and Reggae; Roaring Fork Leadership ($5,000) to help cover program expenses and scholarships; GlenX Career Expo ($2,500) toward the cost of its 2022 spring event; YouthEntity ($5,000) for career development, financial literacy workshops, and more for area high school youth; and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers ($5,000) for trail-building and weed-mitigation projects in and around the Hanging Lake Trail, Mitchell Creek, East Elk Creek, the Silt Island Park, Grand Hogback Trail, and Dry Rifle Creek.
The discretionary grants are limited to $5,000 and offered to qualifying nonprofits quarterly. The board also approved a $20,000 grant to COVENTURE toward its support of economic resiliency in the county. That funding, which was previously budgeted for, comes from the nonprofit general fund.
Discretionary grant request forms can be viewed online. All grants were approved unanimously, 3-0.