Elevations Foundation awards $46,200 to local non-profits

BOULDER, CO (December 8, 2016) — Elevations Foundation announced its 2016 community grants recipients at its annual Grantee Reception in Boulder on November 15th. 14 community organizations received grants this year totaling $46,200.

The community grant recipients included: TLC Learning Center (Longmont), WOW! Children’s Museum (Lafayette), La Familia (Fort Collins), Read Aloud Loveland, Acorn School (Boulder), Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning (Loveland/Fort Collins), Second Wind Fund of Boulder County, Healing Warriors (Fort Collins), Friends of Broomfield, Alternatives for Youth (Longmont), Eco-Cycle Green Star Schools program (Boulder County), Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (Boulder), Growing Gardens and Cal-Wood Education Center (Longmont).

Elevations Foundation was founded in 2010 to carry out the philanthropic initiatives of Elevations Credit Union. The community grant program focuses on organizations supporting mental health, early childhood development and environmental education and sustainability. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $307,000 in community grants and over $1.1M in support overall.

“It’s an honor to support these organizations that do such important work for the local community,” said DiAnne Franklin, Elevations Foundation board member and grants committee chair. “Elevations Foundation is proud to be a part of moving these initiatives forward.”

Elevations Foundation Board Members and community grant recipients celebrate at a reception in Boulder on November 15, 2016.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Elevations provides a broad portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgage loans, home equity loans, student loans, business banking and loans, and financial planning. Founded in 1953 as the U of C Federal Credit Union in Boulder, Elevations has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with more than 140,000 members that manages more than $2 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. In 2014, Elevations earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2015 and 2016, Elevations was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in ColoradoTM. Readers of local newspapers name Elevations “Best Bank/Financial Institution,” “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Customer Service” year after year. To learn more, visit


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