YouthZone awarded $20,000 from Aspen Community Foundation
ROARING FORK VALLEY – “We are thrilled to announce that YouthZone has been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) for general operations from Aspen to Parachute”, said Lori Mueller, executive Director.
ACF has faith in YouthZone and its fundraising capabilities by awarding this matching grant. The benefit of foundation matching grants is that they provide greater incentive leverage when a nonprofit is fundraising from its constituency. This involves YouthZone having to raise $10,000 to receive the $10,000 from ACF. YouthZone is delighted to leverage these funds and give individuals and businesses an opportunity to become involved with YouthZone through donations, support and sponsorship’s.
Since 2004, YouthZone has received over $170,000 in community grants and donor advised funds from Aspen Community Foundation. “We could not do the work we do without the support of ACF”, said Lori Mueller. “They are a huge asset to the welfare of youth and families in the Roaring Fork Valley.”
Aspen Community Foundation has been working since 1980 to improve the quality of life in our communities. Based in Aspen, The Community Foundation serves the extended Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys and directs collections of funds created by individuals, families, nonprofits, businesses, and the Community Foundation itself for charitable purposes. Each year, Aspen Community Foundation strives to positively impact the quality of life in our communities by awarding millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits from these funds. Aspen Community Foundation also serves as a civic leader, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives designed to address community issues.
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