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Cortez

Solutions and stories from the heart of the Four Corners region.

Solution A New Calendar Helps Cortez Parents Prepare Their Kids for PreK
Local Champion:
Piñon Project
Date funded:
July 24, 2023
Grant Amount:
$5,565
Story Photo Essay: Unhoused Artists Thrive at Cortez’s Turquoise Raven Gallery

Through the No Fixed Abode program, a local gallery owner in Cortez is helping artists experiencing homelessness create and sell art.

Story Where the Rubber Hits the (Gravel) Road

By Ilana Newman, The Daily Yonder

Solution High Schoolers in Cortez Create Much-Needed After-School Clubs
Local Champion:
Southwest Open School
Date funded:
June 23, 2023
Grant Amount:
$16,972
Story Solar Farms in Colorado: Fossil Fuel-Free Energy Comes With Controversies

By Ilana Newman, The Daily Yonder

Solution Budding Entrepreneurs in Cortez Launch a Student-Led Curriculum
Local Champion:
Fundamental Needs Inc
Date funded:
May 31, 2023
Grant Amount:
$5,000
Solution Cortez Farmers Market Makes Healthy Food Affordable for SNAP Recipients
Local Champion:
Cortez Farmers Market
Date funded:
May 31, 2023
Grant Amount:
$2,796
Solution Cortez Locals Expand the Citizens’ Guide to Local Government
Local Champion:
Cortez locals
Date funded:
May 31, 2023
Grant Amount:
$4,872
Solution Reduced Fee Summer Camps Give Cortez Kids Exposure to STEM Fun
Local Champion:
The Powerhouse
Date funded:
May 11, 2023
Grant Amount:
$9,100
Solution Radios Keep Young Mountain Bikers and Their Coaches Connected and Safe on Cortez Trails
Local Champion:
High Desert DEVO
Date funded:
May 5, 2023
Grant Amount:
$2,290

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