The Lake County Community Fund Board of Directors awarded grants to 13 local groups totaling $22,000. Grant recipients were selected through a competitive grant-application process.

Following are the recipients:

Advocates of Lake County. Awarded $2,400 to support leasing or purchasing a printer for their office to allow staff to complete the work necessary to grow the Advocates’ services and programs.

Bright Start Learning Center. Awarded $3,500 for teacher professional development and new outdoor educational play equipment to support healthy play and development for young children.

Cloud City Conservation Center. Awarded $1,043 to support materials purchases for the Quick Fix program that operates in conjunction with the Residential Energy Efficiency Program.

Friends of Lake County Public Library. Awarded $2,407 for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) “maker” materials to allow for expanded year-round programming for the youth in the community.

Friends of Twin Lakes. Awarded $719 to purchase one Kitchen Aid 46 Energy Star dishwasher for fire station two.

Full Circle of Lake County. Awarded $1,620 to support staffing and purchase snacks for the Outdoor Leadership Club.

Lake County Search and Rescue. Awarded $588 to assist with purchasing jackets and to fully fund the purchase of uniform long-sleeved shirts for Search & Rescue volunteers.

Lake County Senior Center. Awarded $2,500 to purchase a commercial grade dishwasher for the Senior Center.

Leadville Cross-Country Ski Council. Awarded $1,500 for grooming and maintenance costs for the 2019/2020 cross country ski season at the Mount Massive Golf Course.

Mineral Belt Trail Committee. Awarded $1,600 to fully fund the Rio Grande road-bed ownership efforts for the Mineral Belt Trail Fairview Loop expansion.

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Awarded $1,100 to highlight historic features of the city, mining district, and surrounding mountains through creation of one educational art panel for the museum’s outdoor balcony.

Planned Pethood Assistance. Awarded $1,523 for medical equipment and veterinarian services to assist low-income families with medical services for their pets.

Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation. Awarded $1,500 to support video and dance artist workshops during the 2019 summer season’s youth arts program.

Executive Director Leslie Cook-Knerr said she was pleased the LCCF was able to support local groups.

“This community is doing so much incredible work! We’re thrilled that, due to our partnership with Climax Molybdenum/Freeport-McMoRan and a directed gift from Melanzana, we were able to make more grants to local groups this year.”

Grant recipients are required to submit a final report on fund usage and the project’s community impact. Grant recipients will be recognized and highlighted at the Lake County Community Fund’s 2019 events.

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