Outstanding nonprofits receive $6.7 million in grants
Organizations that provide irreplaceable services to those in need receive grant support from Daniels FundWednesday, November 27, 2013
November 27, 2013– Organizations dedicated to improving the educational system, and others that serve seniors, the disabled, and the homelessare among the major recipients of $6.7 million in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Major grant recipients in Colorado include: All Points Transit, Montrose – general operating support; Boys and Girls Clubs, Pueblo County – Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative; Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council – capital & operating support; Bright Beginnings – general operating support; Care and Share, Colorado Springs – general operating support; Denver Justice Council – Rose Andom Center Project; Family Resource Center, Sterling – Game Plan for Success, The Greatest Generations Foundation – History Education Program; Homelessness Prevention Initiative, Fort Collins – general operating support; Junior Achievement, Rocky Mountains – JA Finance Park; LaPuente Home, Alamosa – general operating support; Metropolitan State University of Denver – Denver Athletic Complex; Phoenix Multisport – general operating support; United Way of Larimer County – Smart Start for Kids; Warren Village – general operating support; Wray Rehabilitation & Activities Center – general operating support; YouthEntity, Carbondale – Financial Knowledge Workshop expansion.
Grant recipients in Wyoming include: City of Gillette – Baseball Field Project; CLIMB Wyoming, Cheyenne – Transitional Training Programs; Evanston Child Development Center – Preschool Expansion Project; Jubilee House, Douglas – Restoration Project; Saint Joseph’s Children’s Home, Torrington – Chemical Dependency Program and Upgrade Project; Special Olympics Wyoming, Casper – general operating support; and Volunteers of America Northern Rockies, Sheridan – capital campaign and Camp POSTCARD.
Grant recipients in Utah include: Boy Scouts of America, Great Salt Lake Council – Learning for Life Program; Friday’s Kids Respite, Orem –expansion and general operating support; and The First Tee of Utah – DRIVE Program for Salt Lake City School District.
Grant recipients focusing on the education continuum in New Mexico were also awarded grants.
“The amount of good these organizations do is remarkable, and the services they provide to those in need are irreplaceable,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
The Daniels Fund awards approximately $33 million in grants annually. 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.