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Eagle County: Nonprofits receive community grants

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” A number of local organizations have received thousands of dollars in grants from Colorado Springs’ El Pomar Foundation.

The foundation, which gives out $25 million a year, supports organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities. Fifteen nonprofits in Eagle, Lake, Pitkin and Summit counties will share $137,000 in grants this year.

Eagle County’s Youth Foundation received $40,000 to expand its Magic Book Bus program in Lake County. The program goal’s is make sure all children have a chance to learn to read before attending school.

“Expansion of this service into Lake County is the most cost effective method of broadening the horizons of many more young people,” Leadville Mayor Bud Elliot said.

Grants totaling $46,000 will go to the Rural Resort Region Early Childhood Council-Western Division and Early Childhood Options to train child-care providers in Eagle, Lake, Pitkin and Summit Counties.

The following Eagle County agencies and organizations will receive $1,500 grants: Eagle County Health and Human Services, Gore Range Natural Science School, The New America School and The Vail Mountain School.

The grants will be present at a ceremony that begins at noon Wednesday in the Fremont Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, located at 151 Peak One Boulevard in Frisco. El Pomar is also offering a nonprofit training session ” “Uniting your Avocation and Vocation” ” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. that is open to local nonprofit representatives at no charge.

To learn more about El Pomar Foundation, go to http://www.elpomar.org

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