Community group gives $259,250 in grants |

Community group gives $259,250 in grants

Several area organizations were among the 19 that received grants from the Aspen Valley Community Foundation for the fall 2004 cycle. The foundation gave $259,250 in grants. A list of area orgainzations and their grants follows:Garfield County School Public Library System: $9,200Funding will support the Cooperative Children’s Summer Reading Program at branch libraries in Parachute, Rifle, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale.Science Outreach Center: $10,000The organization works with schools in the Roaring Fork Valley to stimulate and enhance student and teacher interest in science; thereby promoting scientific literacy, environmental awareness and student empowerment. Alpine Legal Services: $20,000The organization provides high-quality legal services to low income individuals, families, and groups through its offices in Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Roaring Fork School District: $5,000Funding will support staff development and trainings.Lift-Up of Garfield County: $20,000The organization provides essential services to meet the needs of community members affected by unemployment, underemployment and poverty.Mountain Family Health Center: $30,000The organization provides comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to the medically indigent and uninsured in the Roaring Fork Valley.Planned Parenthood/Glenwood Springs Health Center: $12,800The organization is providing critical reproductive health care services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay, enabling all people to exercise individual choice.Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers: $35,000The organization works in the Roaring Fork School District to connect kids and families with needed resources in order to improve student health and academic achievement.Valley View Hospital’s SANE Program: $15,000SANE provides timely, comprehensive, compassionate, and objective evaluation and treatment by specially trained nurses for patients affected by sexual violence. Since it was founded in 1980, the Aspen Valley Community Foundation has contributed more than $17 million to local nonprofit organizations serving individuals from Aspen to Parachute. Aspen Valley Community Foundation considers applications each spring and fall. For more information, contact Rob Morey, program associate, (970) 920-9319.Aspen Valley Community Foundation considers applications each spring and fall. For more information, contact Rob Morey, program associate, (970) 920-9319.

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