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Steamboat Sotheby’s partners with YVCF to support local non-profits

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce a new fund that highlights the power of collecting giving.

Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty has created the Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund, held at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The company-wide fundraising effort will provide an opportunity for

SSIR brokers, owners and staff to contribute to the collective fund, which will then issue grants to local non-profits.

"Our goal is to really make a meaningful impact in organizations within our community," said Traci Smith, director of marketing for Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, in a news release. "Almost all our brokers already contribute significantly to over 100 local organizations, either financially or through volunteerism, so our team is already making a real impact in our community on an individual basis. We saw this as an opportunity for everyone within our firm to work together toward a common goal. The beauty of collective giving is that you don't have to give a lot individually to create a situation where the group, collectively, can contribute significantly. It's a perfect example of the old adage: 'The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.'"

"Our focus is to promote local charitable giving," added Mark Andersen, executive director of Yampa Valley Community Foundation in the news release. "We help donors connect with non-profit organizations. We try to make giving easy by helping organizations like Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty set up a granting process to gather their donations and have a collective impact. The goal of our organization is to create a culture of giving in the Yampa Valley, and Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty is doing just that."

Local nonprofits interested in applying for a grant can find information and an application for the SSIR Community Fund on the company's website, steamboatsir.com/eng/ssircommunityfund.

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All applications must be sponsored by an SSIR agent or staff member to ensure grant applications are for organizations in and around the Steamboat community. An internal granting committee made up of agents and staff will decide how to award the grants and distribute the funds.