Elevations Foundation awards community grants to 11 local non-profit organizations

BOULDER, CO (November 23, 2015) — The Elevations Foundation awarded community grants totaling $38,500 to 11 local non-profit organizations at its annual Grantee Reception on November 17. The community grant recipients are: Alternatives for Youth (Longmont), Cal-Wood Nature Center (Boulder/Broomfield), Eco-Cycle Green STAR Schools Program (Boulder County), InReach (Boulder), La Familia (Fort Collins), Read Aloud Loveland (Loveland), Second Wind Fund of Boulder County (Boulder County), Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning (Loveland/Fort Collins), Thorne Nature Experience (Boulder/Lafayette), TLC Learning Center (Longmont), WOW! Children’s Museum (Lafayette).

“Elevations is pleased to be able to support such great organizations in our community,” said DiAnne Franklin, Elevations Foundation Board Member and Grants Committee Chair.  “These organizations do critical work, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to support them.”

The Foundation’s community grant program has provided over $225,000 during its first five years. The focus areas for this year’s community grant cycle are early childhood development, mental health, and environmental education and sustainability.

The Elevations Foundation is the charitable arm of Elevations Credit Union—one of the largest local financial institutions serving Colorado’s Front Range.

Elevations Foundation Grant Recipients

Photo Caption: Elevations Foundation Board Members and the Foundation’s Community Grant Recipients celebrate at a reception in Boulder on November 17, 2015.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 176,000 members, more than 600 local employees and over $3.4 billion in assets. Elevations became a two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the award in 2014. The credit union frequently earns awards along Colorado’s Front Range, including Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service. Elevations was also an inaugural winner in Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at


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