Elevations Foundation awards community grants to 20 local nonprofit organizations totaling $69,500
Community grant program distributes all-time high number of grants
BOULDER, CO (November 19, 2018) — Each year Elevations Foundation, the charitable arm of Elevations Credit Union, awards community grants to local nonprofits making a difference along the Front Range. With $69,500 awarded to 20 grantees serving communities from Fort Collins to Westminster, this year’s grant giving has the largest number of grant recipients within a single year in the Foundation’s history.
The grants were awarded at the 2018 Annual Grantee Reception, held at Elevations’ Diagonal Branch in Boulder on Nov. 15. Elevations Foundation’s Executive Director Phil Ferrante-Roseberry stated, “This year we were able to celebrate so many dynamic and inspiring organizations in our community. Elevations Foundation is pleased to support these local organizations doing such important work.”
Elevations Foundation is excited to improve lives locally by backing organizations that support many members of Front Range communities. Newcomer to the grant program, Voices for Children/Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will utilize the funds to provide trained, court-appointed volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Boulder County.
An additional example of support is the growth of the Wild Plum Center in Longmont. With their grant, the nonprofit will continue to prepare children for a lifetime of learning and self-sufficiency by providing a comprehensive, individualized approach to early learning and family wellness.
“We are humbled to support such vital services in a number of communities and look forward to bettering the lives of our neighbors,” Ferrante-Roseberry continued. “Each of our recipients is truly inspirational.”
Complete List of 2018-19 Grant Recipients include:
Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Fort Collins), Blue Star Recyclers (Boulder), Cal-Wood Education Center (Jamestown), Center for Family Outreach (Fort Collins), Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (Fort Collins), Earth’s Table (Boulder), FRIENDS of Broomfield (Broomfield), Growe Foundation (Louisville), Growing Gardens (Boulder), Healing Warriors (Fort Collins), Healthy Learning Paths (Westminster), Ignite Adaptive Sports (Boulder), Ocean First Institute (Boulder), Read Aloud Loveland (Loveland), Second Wind Fund of Boulder County (Boulder), TLC Learning Center (Longmont), Voices for Children/Court Appointed Special Advocates (Boulder), Westminster Legacy Foundation (Westminster), Wild Plum Center (Longmont) and WOW! Children’s Museum (Lafayette).
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 mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1953 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 140,000 members, more than 500 local employees and over $2 billion in assets. Elevations received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence in 2014 and earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service year after year. Learn more at elevationscu.com.
About Elevations Foundation
Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that carries out the philanthropic pursuits of Elevations Credit Union. The organization works directly with local school districts as well as both governmental and non-governmental agencies to identify focus areas for support. Since its inception in 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided over $1 million in community grants, scholarships and emergency assistance. To learn more, visit elevationscu.com/foundation.
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