Daniels Fund Announces $5.7 Million in Grants
Outstanding organizations serving people in need receive grant support from the Daniels Fund.Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Programs enhancing educational opportunities for youth and those providing services for the homeless and disadvantaged were among the major recipients of $5.7 million in grants to nonprofits announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
“These organizations set a high standard for excellence in serving people in need in Colorado,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “We are honored to support their efforts to make life better for people in communities across the state,” she added.
Major grant recipients in Colorado include: Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition; Colorado UpLift; FoodWorks Colorado; Denver Education Compact; Food Bank of the Rockies; Girl Scouts of Colorado; Invest in Kids; Seniors Resource Center; YMCA of Metro Denver – Youth sports Programs; Oxford House Colorado; the U.S. Olympic Committee – 2012 Warrior Games; and many others.
Grant recipients in New Mexico include: Adelante Development Center - Friends in Time and Back in Use Program; ARCA Business Enterprises; First Nations Development Institute - Financial Education Program; Kitchen Angels - Senior Meals Program; Loaves and Fishes Community Development Corporation; Masada House; Playworks Education - Energized New Mexico Developmental Sports Leagues; Presbyterian Ear Institute - Oral School; Sage Cottage School - Teacher Professional Development; Saint Elizabeth Shelter Resource Center; San Juan County - Life Skills Foundation; State of New Mexico - Public Education Department Statewide Education Reform Efforts; Teach for America New Mexico; The Little Poor One Food Pantry; The Store House; VSA Arts of New Mexico - Autism Respite Program; and Working on Wellness - Competitive Sports Programs.
Grant recipients in Utah include: Child and Family Support Center – Healthy Families America; EnableUtah – Equipment Upgrades and Improvements; Transitions, Inc. – Food Collection and Distribution Services; and Work Activity Center – Training Center Capital Project.
Wyoming nonprofits received $51,200 in grants: The Jackson Christian Association received a $24,500 grant to support its mission of Our mission is to provide an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of families and individuals in need, and, by working together with other Jackson Hole non-profitsassisting individuals and families in need with a hand up through emergency and supportive transitional programs that assists and encourages them to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency; The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association Education Foundation received a $26,700 grant in support of the Wyoming Hospitality Ethics Initiative. The one-year initiative is targeted to introduce and integrate the Code of the West “Ten Principles to Live By” into their school-to-career programs and establish a state-wide principled ethics model program.
The Daniels Fund serves the four-state funding area of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as providing grants to nonprofits with a national impact. Funding areas include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged and Youth Development.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program. Visit www.danielsfund.org for more information.