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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 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 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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President & Chief Executive Officer
Elevations Credit Union

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