On the Market: Colorado Group reveals latest grant recipients

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— The Colorado Group Rea­lty Charitable Fou­ndation awarded a total of $9,000 in grants to eight local organizations Thursday during a luncheon at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

The latest round of grants represents the distribution of funds totaling $50,000 by the Charitable Foundation and is part of a continuous effort to support community-based programs, Colorado Group’s Lori Thompson said.

“Our goal has been to support organizations in the human services, arts, education and environment,” Thompson said. “Funds come from a variety of sources, but when we have closings, we give from our proceeds and we encourage our clients to make a donation at their discretion.”

This winter’s recipients are: Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, the Hayden Heritage Center, North Routt Community Charter School Capital Campaign Fund, Routt County Drug & Alcohol Abuse Council, Steamboat Springs Boys & Girls Club, The Nature Conservancy and the Yampa Valley Community Band.

Diane Moore, executive director of Advocates, told the gathering that her organization’s grant would help it to restore supervised visitation of children and the safe exchange program. Similarly, Tom Traynor, of the Drug & Alcohol Abuse Council, said the grant his agency received would allow it to restore a client treatment program that had been all but cut from the 2010 budget.

“The money comes at an extremely helpful time,” Traynor said. It will be used to fund psychiatric evaluations for clients enabling them to received medications that assist in their treatment for substance abuse, he said.

The Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foun­dation was established in 2006 to provide a means to give back to the community. In addition to donations made at the time of real estate transactions, employees, managers and matching funds from client and public donations also can contribute to the foundation. The goal of the Charitable Foundation is to support a wide range of community-based programs related to human services, the arts, education, Western heritage, the environment and recreation.

“In order to support our local organizations, it is with great pleasure that each and every broker at Colorado Group Realty contributes to the Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation,” said Sharon Beaupre, broker/owner at Colorado Group Realty.

Past grant recipients include: Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation; Colorado West Mental Health Inc.; Comunidad Integrada; Community Agr­iculture Alliance; Discovery Learning Center; Emerald City Opera; Habitat for Humanity; Heritage Park Preschool; Historic Routt County; Hist­orical Society of Oak Creek & Phippsburg; Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado; Laurel Street School; LIFT-UP of Routt County; North Routt Preschool; Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association; Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory; Rocky Mountain Youth Corps; Rollingstone Respite House; Routt County Search and Rescue; South Routt Early Learning Center; Steamboat Art Museum; Steamboat Springs Montessori; Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra; Totally Kids; Tread of Pioneers Museum; Western Heritage Partnership; Wyman Living History Ranch & Museum; Yampa Valley Autism Program; Yampa Valley Stream Improvement Charitable Trust; Yampatika; and Young Tracks.

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