Colorado Group Realty announces Routt County grant recipient

Charitable Foundation awards $11,000

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— The Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation awarded $11,000 in grants to nine local organizations Thursday at a gathering at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. This is the sixth distribution of grants totaling more than $60,000 by the Charitable Foundation and is part of a continuous effort to support community-based programs.

This winter’s recipients are

■ Grand Futures Prevention Coalition: Group provides a framework for the community to create and promote positive, healthy lifestyles as alternative choices to substance abuse for youth

■ Routt County Habitat for Humanity: Group builds and remodels simple, safe, affordable homes for families in need

■ Howelsen Hill Centennial Campaign: Effort to raise money to upgrade the facilities at Howelsen Hill

■ Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center: Provides people with varied abilities, therapeutic and educational opportunities in the heart if a working ranch

■ Partners in Routt County: Youth mentoring organization with the mission to make a positive difference in the lives of youths by facilitating one-on-one partnerships between adult volunteers and youths

■ Routt County Riders: Bicycle advocacy group representing the local cycling community

■ Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports: Recreational opportunities for people with disabilities

■ Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series: An­­nual summer music series that is free to the public and provides enjoyment for residents and visitors

■ Yampatika: Founded in 1992 by community members who saw a need for environmental interpretation in the Yampa Valley

The Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 to provide a means to give back to the community. The goal of the Charitable Foundation is to support a range of community-based programs related to human services, the arts, education, Western heritage, the environment and recreation.

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