Carbondale Rotary awards 2013 community grants |

Carbondale Rotary awards 2013 community grants

The Rotary Club of Carbondale recently awarded its annual Community Grants for the year. The club funded 29 nonprofit and community organizations with $20,000 worth of grants out of 49 applications received, totaling more than $90,000 in requests.

“Awarding these grants is the highlight of our year,” Club President Paula Fothergill said. “Giving back to our community is what ‘Service above Self’ is all about.”

This year’s grant recipients include: Access Roaring Fork, Advocate Safehouse, Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Project, Carbondale Clay Center, Colorado Animal Rescue, Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 9th Judicial District, English In Action, Family Visitor Programs, Hospice of the Valley, Houses for Higher Education, Junior Achievement, KDNK Community Radio, LIFT-UP, Literacy Outreach, Raising a Reader, River Bridge child advocacy center, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Roaring Fork School District Pre-Collegiate Program, Senior Matters, Mt. Sopris Historical Society, Sopris Sun community newspaper, Third Street Center, Tom’s Door, Wilderness Workshop, Your Friends for Life, YouthEntity, YouthZone and the Carbondale Library.

Funding for Carbondale Rotary Community Grants program comes from the club’s annual Happening event, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 8. In addition to the community grants, the club will also soon be awarding $10,500 in student scholarships to graduating seniors in Carbondale and Basalt. To purchase tickets for The Happening, visit, or contact any Carbondale Rotarian.

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