Briefs: Rotary Club of Snowmass awards $42,000 to 18 local organizations
rotary club awards grants to 18 local organizations
This year, the Rotary Club of Snowmass Village awarded grants to 18 Roaring Fork Valley organizations. In total, the Rotary donated $42,000 to a variety of local nonprofits including Aspen Youth Center, Bridging Bionics, The Buddy Program, Challenge Aspen and more.
Funds for the grants were raised at the Rotary’s annual fundraiser, the Snowmass Wine Festival that is held every September. The event in 2019 set a fundraising record thanks to donors and volunteers, allowing the club to grow overall support for local organizations, college scholarships and international programs to $125,000.
Many of the grants will go toward assisting and supporting the wide-range of benefits that local nonprofits provide for the valley. From youth programming and mentorship to environmental education and mental health support, the grants wish to aid the Roaring Fork Valley’s multi-faceted community.
“Our Rotary Club is greatly appreciative of the enormous support we receive from our community for our annual Wine Festival that enables us to give these grants to so many important nonprofit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley,” said Tom Fridstein, president of the Rotary Club of Snowmass Village.
The Snowmass Wine Festival fundraiser will return to Snowmass Sept. 11 to 12.For more information about meetings and/or membership, see the Rotary’s website at portal.clubrunner.ca/3290, or contact president Tom Fridstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Rotary Club of Snowmass Village community grant recipients
Ascendigo Autism Services
Aspen Hope Center (Our Hope Center)
Aspen Youth Center
HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley
Music Therapy of the Rockies
Roaring Fork Conservancy
Western Slope Veterans Coalition
WindWalkers EAL and Therapy Center
The Snowmass Village Housing Department is cracking down on its rental compliance for workforce housing in this year’s lease renewal cycle.