Daniels Fund announces $9.5 million in grants
Grants support nonprofits providing vital assistance to people in need in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.Monday, June 04, 2012
Organizations serving seniors, youth, and people struggling with alcoholism and drug abuseare among the major recipients of $9.5 million in grants to nonprofits in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Major grant recipients in Colorado include: Arapahoe House; Betty Ford Center, Colorado Children’s Program; Colorado 4-H Program; Colorado Meth Project; Craig Hospital Foundation; Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency; Family Resource Center Association; Metro CareRing; Rocky Mountain Preparatory School; Senior Hub; Teach for America; and many others.
Grant recipients in New Mexico include: Coming Home Connection, Santa Fe; First Serve – New Mexico; McCurdy Charter School, Espanola; Mesilla Valley Community of Hope, Veterans Transitional Housing Program; New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness; Oasis Institute Albuquerque Older Adult Enrichment Program; Presbyterian Medical Services; and others.
Grant recipients in Utah include: Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center, Cedar City; Murray Youth Baseball; The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation, St. George; TriCounty Health Department; Utah Food Bank; and Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Ogden.
Grant recipients in Wyoming include Big Horn County School District Number Two –Big Horn After-School Program; Casper College – Early Childhood Learning Center; Food Bank of the Rockies - Capital Expansion Project; Senior Citizens Council – General Operating Support; and Star Valley Senior Citizens – General Operating Support.
"Many of our neighbors are struggling out there and these organizations have a proven record of success in helping people rise above whatever challenges they face,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “We are honored to support their efforts to make life better in communities across the state.”
The Daniels Fund will award a projected $33 million in grants to nonprofits in 2012. Funding areas include: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in 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 in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Visit www.DanielsFund.org for more information.