Elevations Foundation Awards $50,000 in Community Grants

17 local nonprofit organizations received funds at the 2017 Annual Grantee Reception

Each year, Elevations Foundation, the charitable arm of Elevations Credit Union, awards community grants to local nonprofits making a difference along the Front Range. This year’s funding totaled more than $50,000, celebrating work within the focus areas of early childhood development, mental health, and environmental education and sustainability. 

Last night, the 2017 Annual Grantee Reception was held at the Elevations Community Room at its Diagonal Branch in Boulder. Elevations Foundation Board Vice Chair Dennis Paul stated, “This year’s event highlighted the vital services these nonprofits provide to our local communities. Elevations Foundation is pleased to support these local great organizations doing such powerful work.”

Elevations Foundation is excited to improve lives locally by backing organizations that change the landscape of support for so many members of local communities. Through grant funding, Alternatives for Youth (AFY) will further expand their iTHRIVE program, the only early intervention alcohol/drug treatment platform for teens 12 to 17 years old and their parents in Boulder County. AFY expects to reach a minimum of a hundred teens and their parents/ guardians through the six-week iTHRIVE sessions in 2017-2018.

An additional example of support is the continued growth of the Healing Warriors Program. With their grant, the nonprofit will continue to provide free clinic sessions including PTSD, pain management, and Sleep Series care for over one hundred veterans in Fort Collins and beyond.

“We are humbled to support such dynamic services and look forward to bettering the lives of our neighbors,” Paul continued. “Each of our recipients are truly inspirational to the communities they back.”

Complete List of 2017 Grant Recipients:

Loveland (Loveland)

WOW Children’s Museum (Lafayette)

Bright Eyes Mayors Book Club (Longmont)

TLC Learning Center (Longmont)

Westminster Legacy Found (Westminster)

 Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (Fort Collins)

Healing Warriors (Fort Collins)

Second Wind Fund (Boulder)

Friends of Broomfield (Broomfield)

Blue Sky Bridge (Boulder)

Alternatives for Youth (Longmont)

Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Fort Collins)

Eco-Cycle Green Star School Program (Boulder)

Growing Gardens (Boulder)

Thorne Nature Experience (Boulder)

Growe Foundation (Louisville)

 Cal-Wood Education Center (Jamestown)


Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that carries out the philanthropic pursuits of Elevations Credit Union and is led by Board Chair Scott Dunn. Since its inception in 2010, Elevations Foundation has provided over $1 million in community grants, scholarships and emergency assistance. Elevations Credit Union is one of the largest local financial institutions serving Colorado’s Front Range.

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