Nonprofits ring in New Year with $30,000 in grants from Basalt |

Nonprofits ring in New Year with $30,000 in grants from Basalt

Staff report

The Basalt town government said Happy New Year to 19 nonprofit organizations that were selected for a total of $30,000 in grants for 2019.

The town establishes a discretionary fund nearly every year and solicits applications for funding. A special committee selects the winners.

This year there were 37 applications for $72,600. The awarded grants ranged from $300 to $3,000. The selection committee banked $5,000 for special needs that may arise next year.

Here is a list of recipients:

Access After School, $2,500

Alpine Legal Services, $2,500

Aspen Hope Center, $2,500

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, $1,000

CASA of the Ninth, $800

Catholic Charities and Community Services, $2,000

English In Action, Adult Literacy Action, $2,000

Family Resource Center, $1,000

Family Visitor, $3,000

Lift-Up, $2,000

Raising a Reader, $1,000

Roaring Fork Music Society, $1,500

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, $2,500

Roaring Fork School Health Center, $2,000

Science in Schools, Basalt Elementary, $1,000

The Arts Center at Willits, $1,000

The Art Base, $1,000

Theatre Aspen School, $300

Voices, $400

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