Community Grants are our sustained effort to provide support to local organizations, addressing community issues consistent with our mission. So whether it’s art, education, health, safety net groups or athletics, we deliver grants to the organizations that need it most. And we provide you the opportunity to be a part of it.
We focus on measurable outcomes and developing financially healthy nonprofits. Our outcome goals are clear and simple:
The Telluride Foundation awards annual grants to nonprofits and local governmental entities serving people living or working in San Miguel County, including Rico and Ouray and West Montrose counties.
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The Telluride Foundation offers an annual competitive granting cycle for nonprofit organizations that serve people living and/or working in San Miguel County, reaching from Rico to Paradox. These organizations are vital to the quality of life for all in our region, and these grants are the heart of our work as a community foundation. A snap shot of grants made since 2001 can be found by downloading the following chart.
SAFETY NET PROGRAMS
The Telluride Foundation strives to ensure that the region’s residents receive the health and human services they need and that an effective safety net exists to help community members that experience unfortunate circumstances or emergency hardships. In order to achieve its goal of providing a strong safety net, the Foundation convenes health and human service organizations, encouraging coordination and collaboration and addressing gaps in services. Two programs, managed by the Foundation, seek to address emergency gaps in service:
GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND
The Telluride Foundation has established the Good Neighbor Fund to provide emergency assistance for local families and individuals with limited resources in times of financial crisis. The goal of the Good Neighbor Fund is to help individuals stay in the community and households stay intact during times of financial crisis. The Fund achieves this by providing one-time hardship grants to assist with certain qualified needs, including housing, transportation or medical treatment.
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