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Basalt doles out funds to nonprofits

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” It was sort of like winning the lottery for 56 nonprofit or community-oriented organizations when the Basalt Town Council finalized its 2008 budget last Tuesday.

The council awarded $50,000 in grants through its annual town sharing and discretionary budget. The town government received requests for nearly $200,000 from 63 organizations. A committee whittled down the requests and picked the size of grants.

The grants ranged in size from $4,000 to the Basalt River Days Festival to several gifts of $250. Several recipients are nonprofits that are oriented around children’s services, education or arts and entertainment. Others provide guidance or services for adults.

The organizations that received funds are:

Access Roaring Fork, $750; Alpine Legal Services, $500; Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment, $250; Animal Rescue Foundation, $500; Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, $250; Aspen Choral Society, $250; Aspen Counseling Center, $1,000; Aspen Dance Connection, $750; Aspen Music Festival, $500; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, $750; Aspen Valley Ski Club, $1,250; Aspen Writers’ Foundation, $750; Aspen Youth Center, $500.

Basalt Battle of the Bands, $2,500; Basalt Family Resource Center, $2,000; Basalt High School, $750; Basalt High School Art Department, $650; Basalt High School Drama Club, $500; Basalt High School Project Graduation, $1,500; Basalt High School Counseling, $573; Basalt High School Media Center, $500; Basalt High School Planeteers (environmental club), $350; Basalt Regional Historical Society, $2,500; Basalt River Days Festival, $4,000; The Buddy Program, $1,500.

Carbondale Clay Center, $250; Carbondale Senior Housing, $1,000; Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, $500; Chipeta Girl Scouts, $500; Columbine Home Health, $500; Community Health Services, $500; Earthbeat Choir, $500; English in Action, $1,000; Family Vistor, $1,000; Forest Conservancy, $500; Basalt Girl Scout Troop, $500.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley, $500; KDNK-Community Access Radio, $500; Mid-Valley Seniors, $2,000; Mount Sopris Nordic Council, $250; Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, $500; Roaring Fork Conservancy, $1,000; Roaring Fork Hospice, $1,250; Roaring Fork Leadership, $500; Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, $1,500; Roaring Fork Public Education, $500; Rock Bottom Ranch, $750; Rocky Mountain Restorative Justice, $500; St. Peters of the Valley, $500.

Basalt Elementary School, Science in the Schools, $750; Spellbinders, $750; Symphony in the Valley, $250; Wilderness Workshop, $250; WindWalkers, Equine Assisted Learning, $250; and Wyly Community Art Center, $3,000.

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