Town of Basalt awards $42,500 to nonprofits |

Town of Basalt awards $42,500 to nonprofits

BASALT – The town of Basalt notified 47 nonprofit organizations during this season of giving that they have been awarded grants for 2013.

The town government contributed small amounts to everything from hospice to a community arts center. The total amount awarded through the Town Sharing program was $42,500, the same as last year. The town received 49 applications and awarded 47 grants for 2013. That was down from 64 applications and 63 grants the prior year.

The organizations that received grants and the amounts were: Access Roaring Fork, $1,000; Alpine Legal Services, $750; Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment, $350; Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, $500; Aspen Community Foundation, $500; Aspen Counseling Center, $1,000; Aspen Dance Connection, $500; Aspen Filmfest, $1,000; Aspen Historical Society, $300; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, $500; Aspen Valley Ski Club, $1,250; Aspen Writers’ Foundation, $500.

Basalt Elementary School, gardening program, $300; Basalt/Roaring Fork Family Resources, $1,500; Basalt Education Foundation, $500; Basalt Fire Department, $400; Basalt High School, Project Graduation, $1,500; Basalt LaCrosse Club, $750; Basalt Soccer Club, $750; Basalt Thrift Store, $500; Buddy Program, $500; Buddy Program, Lemonade Days, $300.

Calaway Opportunity Project, $200; Catholic Charities, $500; Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, $750; Challenge Aspen, $1,000; Community Health Services, Inc., $500; English In Action, adult literacy, $1,000; Family Visitor Program, $1,000; White River Forest Conservancy, $500; Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, $2,500; Intercultural Community Builders, $250; KDNK-Community Access Radio, $1,000; Lift-Up, $750; Red Hill Council, $250; “other,” $7,700.

Response, Help for Survivors, $1,500; River Bridge Regional Center Inc., $1,000; Roaring Fork Conservancy, $500; Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, $1,500; Roaring Fork Public Education, $1,000; Roaring Fork School Health Center, $500; Roaring Fork Valley Early Learning, $500; Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, $750; Science in School, Basalt Elementary School, $500; Solar Energy International, $200; Sopris Therapy Services, $500; WindWalkers, $500; and Wyly Community Arts Center, $500.

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