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Basalt gives $42,500 in grants to nonprofits

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – The Basalt town government awarded $42,500 in grants to various nonprofits in November, an increase of almost $10,000 from last year.

The town awards discretionary funds each year as part of its budget process. The funds go to arts, human services and education-oriented nonprofits. The selections are made by a subcommittee of council members. Virtually all of the applicants receive something, as long as their mission matches Basalt’s criteria, said Judi Tippetts, town finance director.

The town gave $32,750 in grants in 2010 and $47,573 in 2009. Last year’s amount was lower because some organizations that typically received significant contributions missed the application deadline. The town held firm on the date rather than open the door for exceptions.

The organizations that received funds this year were:

Alpine Legal Services, $500; Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment, $350; Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, $250; Aspen Community Foundation, $500; Aspen Counseling Center, $1,000; Aspen Dance Connection, $400; Aspen Junior Hockey, $500.

Aspen Music Festival, $500; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, $500; Aspen Valley Marathon, $1,000; Aspen Valley Ski Club, $1,250; Basalt Chamber of Commerce, summer music series, $2,000; Basalt Chamber, holiday events, $250; Basalt Elementary School, partners program, $300; Basalt Family Resource Center, $2,000; Basalt Foundation, $200.

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Basalt High School (BHS), $750 for flat-screen TV; BHS Art Department, $350; BHS career fair, $350; BHS chamber choir, $500; BHS Cheer Squad and Dance Team, $500; BHS counseling, $250; BHS ELL program, $350; BHS ExEd program, $350; BHS musical, $750; BHS Project Graduation, $1,000; BHS science department, $1,000; BHS Student Council, $500.

Basalt Lacrosse Club, $500; Basalt Middle School (BMS) Compassionate Kids program, $1,000; BMS physical education department, $500; BMS sixth-grade literacy program, $350; BMS social studies program, $300; BMS wrestling team, $500.

Basalt Regional Historical Society, $2,500; Basalt Soccer Club, $500; Buddy Program, $500; Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, $750; Columbine Home Health, $750; Compassionate Basalt, $500; Computers for Kids/Youth entity, $500; Earthbeat Choir, $250; English in Action/Adult Literacy Action, $1,000.

Family Visitor Program, $1,000; Forest Conservancy, $500; Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, $2,000; Intercultural Community Builders, $250; Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley, $500; KDNK, $500; Lift-Up, $500; Pathfinders, $500; Response, $750.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, $1,000; Roaring Fork School Health Centers, $500; Roaring Fork Valley Early Learning Center, $500; Rock Bottom Ranch, $500; Basalt Elementary School’s Science in Schools program, $500; Spellbinders, $750; Sopris Therapy Services, $500; Tom’s Door, $500; Wyly Community Arts Center, $1,000; miscellaneous, $1,650.