Medical Foundation gives out $231,935
The board of directors of the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation (AVMF) recently approved grants totaling $231,935 for the last quarter of 1999.AVMF’s recent grants include $52,300 to the Aspen Valley Hospital, for courtyard improvements, the Aspen-Basalt Care Clinic, and the Hispanic Healthcare Resource Program; $25,000 to the Roaring Fork Hospice, for hospice services for people in the upper valley; $25,000 to the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, for the purchase of an ambulance; $20,000 to Home Health Services, for services for people in the upper valley; $25,000 to the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, for operating support; $17,175 to the Aspen Ambulance District, for emergency vehicle and radio equipment; $5,000 to the Advocate Safehouse Project, for operating support; $5,000 to the Aspen Buddy Program, for operating support; $3,048 to the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, for a Lifepak Defibrillator; $2,500 to the Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine, Education & Research, for digital camera and software.AVMF’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of valley residents and visitors, by assisting the Aspen Valley Hospital and other health and human service nonprofits. AVMF was established in 1973 and is the largest public foundation in the valley, with assets totaling $10 million. During 1999, AVMF has granted more than $587,000.For grant application guidelines or other information, contact Kris Marsh or Denise Miller at AVMF at 544-1298.
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