Glenwood Springs-based Two Rivers Community Foundation gives to local nonprofits |

Glenwood Springs-based Two Rivers Community Foundation gives to local nonprofits

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Two Rivers Community Foundation (2RCF) has awarded more than $9,000 to 14 area nonprofits through charitable funds. Through the Vanderhoof Family’s Donor Advised Fund, 2RCF presented grants to Friends of Wulfsohn Mountain Park, Roaring Fork Hospice, LIFT-UP, WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning & Therapy Center, the Angel Project, Ross Montessori School, St. Stephen’s Catholic School Endowment Fund, YouthZone Foundation, the Advocate Safehouse Project, Valley View Hospital Foundation, Family Visitor Programs and Literacy Outreach. The Stuart Rippy Memorial Fund once again presented a scholarship grant to the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association. The fund also was used throughout the year to maintain and beautify the Community Center’s Sound Garden.The Huston Family Fund awarded grants to the Basalt Regional Library District and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent’s Holiday Fund.This year marked the first $1,000 scholarship awarded through the Jeannie Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship went to Glenwood Springs High School 2007 graduate Carli Dean, who is now attending the University of Colorado at Denver. The foundation has partnered with the city of Glenwood Springs to collect private donations for the Whitewater Park, Glenwood Skate Park Association and the City Tot Lot. The LAP – Let’s All Pledge campaign for the Aquatic Center continues to collect pledges, and will be wrapped up in the year 2008. Those who have donated more than $250 to the campaign will be recognized with a permanent “Splash” plaque inside the Community Center’s Aquatic facility. The foundation now holds more than $48,000 for a future art/theater complex.The 2RCF was established in 1999 to promote active local philanthropy. Today it is a collection of 12 charitable funds with assets just under half a million dollars. The main goal is to match caring people who have resources with caring people who have solutions. The foundation is encouraging people to consider it as a recipient for tax-deductible donations and a vehicle to establish a charitable account. The 2RCF Board currently consists of Terri Miller, Marilee Rippy, Dave Armbruster, Andrea Palm Porter, Steve Vanderhoof, Dave Sturges and Trish Kramer. The board continues to develop to best serve where it is needed. If you are interested in joining 2RCF or need more information about any of its funds, call 384-7997, or send inquiries to P.O. Box 1539, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. Feel free to contact any board members or visit the foundation at

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