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116 Ways to Improve Your Hometown

Found 116 of 116 total solutions
Engagement / Taos Taos County Gives Senior Citizens a Few Nights on The Town
Local Champion:
Taos County
Date funded:
December 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Education / Taos A Taos Elementary School Adds a Weeklong Dance Residency for Students
Local Champion:
Ranchos Elementary School
Date funded:
December 16, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,873
Education / Libby A Libby Local Volunteers to Ensure Alternative School Students Have Arts Education
Local Champion:
Libby K-12 Schools
Date funded:
December 16, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,250
Education / Taos Taos Adds Software and Training to Meet Increased Tutoring Demand
Local Champion:
Embudo Valley Tutoring Association
Date funded:
December 15, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,030
Health / Taos New Safety Plans Will Keep Taos Locals Safe During Public Events
Local Champion:
Taos County Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
December 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,000
Health / Monte Vista Monte Vista Teachers With More Online Courses Benefit From Ergonomic Chairs
Local Champion:
Byron Syring DELTA Center
Date funded:
December 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,000
Economy / Lander No More “What’s the Score?” with Lander’s New Scoreboard
Local Champion:
Lander LOBOS
Date funded:
November 30, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,000
Health / Libby A Voucher Program Helps Libby Wrestlers Hit the Mat
Local Champion:
Cabinet Mountain Elite Wrestling Club
Date funded:
October 7, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,600
Environment / Cortez A New Club Helps Cortez Kids Hit the Slopes
Local Champion:
School Community Youth Collaborative
Date funded:
November 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,072
Engagement / Libby Locals Brings Holiday Cheer to Libby Kids Thanks to New Storage Equipment
Local Champion:
Our Kids
Date funded:
November 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,900
Environment / Cortez A New Pavilion Makes Cortez-Area Trails More Inviting
Local Champion:
Mancos Trails Group
Date funded:
November 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$19,950
Engagement / Lander A Lander Youth Group Teaches Social Skills While Building Intergenerational Connections
Local Champion:
Hudson Baptist Church
Date funded:
November 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,000
Education / Cortez Cortez Girl Scouts Secure a Trailer for Educational Gear that Doesn’t Fit in Pack
Local Champion:
Girl Scouts of Colorado Troop 2619
Date funded:
November 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Engagement / Lander Lander Expands a Toy Library to Make Room For Family Connections
Local Champion:
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Date funded:
November 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$14,175
Health / Libby Libby Aims to End Future Tragedies with Teen Mental Health First Aid Training
Local Champion:
Lincoln County Unite For Youth
Date funded:
November 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$25,000
Education / Monte Vista Teachers Create Family Fun Nights in Monte Vista
Local Champion:
Bill Metz Elementary
Date funded:
November 11, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,700
Engagement / Libby A Quick Fix Puts the Libby Loggers Back on the Board
Local Champion:
Libby K-12 Schools
Date funded:
November 3, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,200
Engagement / Lander With New Tech, Lander Performing Arts Looks to the Future
Local Champion:
Lander Performing Arts
Date funded:
October 31, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,500
Education / Taos Taos Launches A Free Trauma-Informed Community Play Space
Local Champion:
Imagine Taos
Date funded:
October 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$28,000
Health / Monte Vista Bill Metz Elementary Teachers Combat Burnout With New Revitalization Space
Local Champion:
Bill Metz Elementary
Date funded:
October 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,600
Economy / Lander Lander Creatives Bring Art in the Afternoon Back to Life
Local Champion:
Lander Art Center
Date funded:
October 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,875
Engagement / Lander Locals Bring the Sound of Music Back Lander’s Nursing Homes
Local Champion:
Central Wyoming Brass Quintet
Date funded:
October 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,350
Health / Libby Libby’s Koats for Kids Program Gets a Much-Needed Boost
Local Champion:
Kiwanis Foundation of Montana
Date funded:
October 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Water / Cortez Hole in One: Cortez Golfers Save Water With New Green Covers
Local Champion:
Cortez Men's Golf Association
Date funded:
October 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$27,990
Health / Lander Local Volunteer Makes Lander Youth Healthy, Allergen-Free Sunday Meals
Local Champion:
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Date funded:
October 21, 2021
Grant Amount:
$1,020
Engagement / Cortez A Hogwarts-style Competition Keeps Students Connected in Cortez
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
October 19, 2022
Grant Amount:
$19,000
Engagement / Taos Local Photographer Honors Heroes of the Hermits Peak Fire
Local Champion:
An Individual
Date funded:
October 18, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,500
Education / Lander A $94 Investment Provides A Generation With Financial Literacy
Local Champion:
Lander local
Date funded:
October 17, 2022
Grant Amount:
$94
Health / Libby The Rx to Save Libby’s Medical Supply Loan Closet? A Little More Elbow Room
Local Champion:
Senior Citizens of Lincoln County
Date funded:
October 17, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,555
Engagement / Lander A Lander Church Serves an Influx of Domestic Violence Survivors Post-Pandemic
Local Champion:
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Date funded:
October 17, 2022
Grant Amount:
$920
Economy / Libby Teddy Bears Made by Inmates Provide Comfort to Libby Kids and Money for Local Nonprofits
Local Champion:
Bears 'n Stuff
Date funded:
October 17, 2022
Grant Amount:
$275
Health / Cortez Cortez Keeps Its Tiniest Residents Safe with a Discounted Car Seat Program
Local Champion:
Montezuma County Health Department
Date funded:
October 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$20,000
Economy / Cortez A Glow-In-The-Dark Art Installation Turns Cortez’s Sometimes Scary Alleys Into Must-Sees
Local Champion:
Cortez Rotary Club
Date funded:
October 11, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,005
Education / Lander Lander Musicians Bring Jazz to the Classroom
Local Champion:
Fremont County School District #1
Date funded:
October 10, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,500
Engagement / Lander A Lander Support Group Builds Awareness About Parkinson’s Resources
Local Champion:
Wind River Parkinson's Education Group
Date funded:
October 10, 2022
Grant Amount:
$250
Education / Cortez Out of This World: A Cortez PTO Brings the Universe to Students
Local Champion:
Kemper Elementary PTO
Date funded:
October 7, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,065
Economy / Cortez A New Location Lets Obe’s Angels Find More Furry Cortez Residents Forever Homes
Local Champion:
Obe's Angels
Date funded:
October 7, 2022
Grant Amount:
$12,368
Health / Cortez Street Medicine Clinic Aims to Reduce ER Visits in Cortez
Local Champion:
Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Date funded:
October 3, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,300
Education / Cortez A Cortez Library Program Teaches Families the Importance of Talking With Newborns
Local Champion:
San Juan Bureau of Cooperative Education Services
Date funded:
September 30, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Engagement / Cortez Cortez Training Helps Engage High School Students
Local Champion:
School Community Youth Collaborative
Date funded:
September 30, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,350
Economy / Taos Taos Job Fair Puts a Dent in Workforce Shortage
Local Champion:
Taos County Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
September 27, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Economy / Monte Vista Monte Vista Makes the Season Bright for Local Businesses
Local Champion:
City of Monte Vista
Date funded:
September 26, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,000
Economy / Taos Art Appreciation: Taos Looks to Measure the Economic Impact of the Arts
Local Champion:
Millicent Rogers Museum
Date funded:
September 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,500
Engagement / Cortez Bringing Performing Arts Back to Life in Cortez
Local Champion:
Community Radio Project (KSJD)
Date funded:
September 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,658
Education / Cortez New Tech Helps Cortez Keep Kids in the Classroom
Local Champion:
Piñon Project
Date funded:
September 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,597
Health / Taos Taos Spay and Neuter Program Helps Pets Find Forever Homes
Local Champion:
Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
Date funded:
September 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$19,890
Environment / Taos Taos Volunteers Fill a Needed Gap with a Fall Downtown Clean-Up
Local Champion:
Downtown Taos
Date funded:
September 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,900
Education / Lander Creating a Forever Home for Lander Strays
Local Champion:
Wild Roots Sanctuary
Date funded:
September 12, 2022
Grant Amount:
$7,118
Economy / Cortez A Cortez Gallery Gives Artists Experiencing Homelessness Supplies—and Their Own Show
Local Champion:
an individual
Date funded:
September 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,060
Water / Cortez Cortez’s Noxious Weeds Guide Proves the Pen Can Be Mightier Than the Thorn
Local Champion:
Montezuma County
Date funded:
September 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,400
Education / Lander Book Learning: A Lander Resident Creates a Literature Group for Youth
Local Champion:
Lander resident
Date funded:
September 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,032
Health / Lander Dirt Jumpers in Lander Will Soar to New (Safer) Heights
Local Champion:
Lander Cycling Club
Date funded:
September 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$26,000
Education / Lander Traveling Art Show Builds Bridges For Lander Area Residents
Local Champion:
Trinity Episcopalian Church
Date funded:
September 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,000
Education / Lander Inmates Pursue Higher Education Through a New Lander Class
Local Champion:
Lander resident
Date funded:
September 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$400
Education / Cortez Early Learners: Training Cortez Educators to Teach Youngsters
Local Champion:
Cortez Public Library
Date funded:
August 31, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,000
Engagement / Libby Giving Santa a Spotlight Keeps Kids in Libby Safer
Local Champion:
Libby Area Business Association
Date funded:
August 31, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,500
Health / Libby Libby Serves Up Tennis and Pickleball Court Repairs to Keep A Community Asset Alive
Local Champion:
U Serve Libby
Date funded:
August 31, 2022
Grant Amount:
$12,000
Economy / Taos New Taos Youth Basketball League Fosters NBA Dreams
Local Champion:
Taos Youth Basketball League
Date funded:
August 26, 2022
Grant Amount:
$18,700
Health / Taos Pathways to Recovery: Local Poet Helps Taoseños Battle Addiction
Local Champion:
Rio Grande Alcohol Treatment Center Inc.
Date funded:
August 26, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,500
Engagement / Libby Signal Boost: Libby Dam Introduces Public Wi-Fi to Grow Visitation
Local Champion:
Libby Dam Cooperative Association, Inc
Date funded:
August 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,500
Health / Cortez New Website Helps Cortez Parents Connect Kids to Activities
Local Champion:
Cortez Area Youth Activity Center
Date funded:
August 19, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,000
Health / Taos A Simple Equipment Fix Gives Young Taoseños Their Shot at Friday Night Light Dreams
Local Champion:
Taos Youth Football League
Date funded:
August 18, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,690
Engagement / Cortez Cortez Eighth Graders Embark On a Year of Service
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
August 16, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,461
Health / Lander A Tiny Investment in a Local Food Book Gives Local Farmers Bountiful Returns
Local Champion:
Central Wyoming College
Date funded:
August 15, 2022
Grant Amount:
$102
Education / Lander Titles To Go: A Lander School Gives Students a New Book Each Month
Local Champion:
Fremont County School District #1
Date funded:
August 8, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,000
Engagement / Libby Libby Builds a Basketball Court for Budding NBA All-Stars
Local Champion:
Libby K-12 Schools
Date funded:
August 1, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Health / Cortez Lunchtime Training in Cortez Aims to Save Lives
Local Champion:
Cortez resident
Date funded:
August 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,600
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Health / Libby New Radios Improve Libby Search and Rescue Team’s Reach
Local Champion:
David Thompson Search and Rescue
Date funded:
July 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$28,000
Engagement / Cortez Cortez Invests in Solving the Same-10-People Problem
Local Champion:
Montezuma Leadership Network
Date funded:
July 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$24,700
Education / Taos When Pens and Pencils Aren’t Enough: Taos Community Stuffs Backpacks With Supplies for Students in Need
Local Champion:
St. James Episcopal Church
Date funded:
July 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,000
Education / Cortez Cortez Ups Its Al Fresco Lunch and Learning Game
Local Champion:
Children's Kiva Montessori School
Date funded:
July 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,990
Education / Taos Clifford the Big Red Dog Helps Restore Childhood Reading in Taos
Local Champion:
Friends of Taos Public Library
Date funded:
July 20, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,950
Transportation / Cortez New Radios Help Cortez Bus Drivers—and Students—Stay Connected
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
July 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,970
Economy / Cortez Cortez Apple Growers Turn Waste Into A Windfall
Local Champion:
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
Date funded:
June 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,000
Health / Cortez The Indigenous Community is Leading Addiction Recovery in Cortez
Local Champion:
Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Date funded:
June 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,810
Engagement / Cortez Cortez Residents Put Their Money Where Their Ideas Are With Improvement Fund
Local Champion:
Cortez locals
Date funded:
June 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,520
Housing / Taos Taos Tackles Affordable Housing With a One-Of-A-Kind Agency
Local Champion:
Taos Community Foundation
Date funded:
June 13, 2022
Grant Amount:
$28,000
Engagement / Cortez Classwork Displays Help Cortez Residents Engage With the Schools
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
June 12, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,015
Health / Taos Taos Writes a Playbook for Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery
Local Champion:
Taos Community Foundation
Date funded:
June 9, 2022
Grant Amount:
$25,000
Education / Cortez An Educational Garden at Battle Rock Charter School Connects Students to Local Growing
Local Champion:
Battle Rock Charter School
Date funded:
May 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,322
Health / Lander New Office Equipment Helps Lander Free Medical Clinic Open its Doors
Local Champion:
Lander Free Medical Clinic
Date funded:
May 27, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,500
Education / Taos Good News Could Mean Great Things For Taos Youth
Local Champion:
Taos resident
Date funded:
May 27, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,000
Transportation / Cortez Transportation Vouchers Help Montezuma County Residents Reach Medical Appointments
Local Champion:
Axis Health System
Date funded:
May 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,250
Engagement / Taos Young Taoseños Get Involved in Community Decisions by Digging Into Local Politics
Local Champion:
TK1
Date funded:
May 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$30,000
Economy / Taos Local Growers Flourish at the Talpa Community Farmers Market
Local Champion:
Talpa Community Center Association Inc.
Date funded:
May 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,960
Environment / Cortez A Free River Camp Connects Cortez Youth to the Outdoors—and Builds Relationships
Local Champion:
Dolores River Boating Advocates
Date funded:
May 6, 2022
Grant Amount:
$13,000
Health / Cortez Cortez Residents Fill a Gaping Need for Summer Activities for Kids
Local Champion:
Cortez community members
Date funded:
April 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,200
Environment / Taos Taos’ Tree Board Returns Shade to a Downtown Park by Planting Native Trees
Local Champion:
Taos Tree Board
Date funded:
April 28, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,300
Health / Taos Taos Swim Club Makes Learning to Swim—and Competitive Swimming—Affordable for All
Local Champion:
Taos Swim Club
Date funded:
April 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$9,994
Economy / Lander Lander Businesses Explore Forming a Main Street Association With Help From Wyoming Experts
Local Champion:
Lander Main Street Association
Date funded:
April 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$500
Water / Cortez Kemper Elementary Adds Water Fountains to Keep Students Hydrated and Learning
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
April 22, 2022
Grant Amount:
$1,800
Health / Cortez Montezuma County Aims to Improve Staff Wellness With a Step Challenge
Local Champion:
Montezuma County
Date funded:
April 18, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,600
Education / Cortez Cortez Community Members Buoy Educators’ Spirits With a Thank-You Lunch
Local Champion:
Cortez Teacher Appreciation Committee
Date funded:
April 18, 2022
Grant Amount:
$5,820
Health / Taos Taos Students Create Wellness Spaces to Combat Pandemic-Related Stress
Local Champion:
Taos High School
Date funded:
April 4, 2022
Grant Amount:
$8,400
Economy / Cortez Cortez Cultural Center Helps Local Artists Reach New Customers With E-Commerce
Local Champion:
Cortez Cultural Center
Date funded:
March 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,502
Environment / Cortez Wildlife Fencing Protects Crops in Cortez From Deer and Elk
Local Champion:
Montezuma Land Conservancy
Date funded:
March 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$25,000
Economy / Lander Local Videographer Raises Awareness About Lander’s Nonprofit Sector
Local Champion:
Topographic Media
Date funded:
March 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,445
Education / Cortez Southwest Open School Installs a Greenhouse That Supports Year-Long Growing
Local Champion:
Needful Provisions Inc. and Southwest Open School
Date funded:
March 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$13,608
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Economy / Cortez Cortez’s New Swim Blocks Provide an Economic Boon
Local Champion:
Cortez Water Dragons
Date funded:
March 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,995
Education / Taos Taos Youth Gain Experience in the Film Industry Through a State Competition
Local Champion:
NM Film Prize
Date funded:
March 22, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,160
Economy / Lander A Pilot Program Pairs Lander Artists With Nonprofits for Shared Benefit
Local Champion:
Lander Community Foundation
Date funded:
March 21, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,500
Education / Questa Volunteers in Questa Get a Boost from a Community Organizing Workshop
Local Champion:
Questa Economic Development Fund
Date funded:
March 16, 2022
Grant Amount:
$6,700
Story
Economy / Taos Student Artists Transform Utility Boxes Throughout Downtown Taos
Local Champion:
Downtown Taos
Date funded:
March 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$3,200
Economy / Cortez A New Cortez Business Center Provides Affordable Coworking and Office Space
Local Champion:
Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
January 14, 2022
Grant Amount:
$23,084
Story
Health / Cortez Crisis Response Pilot Program Addresses Health Disparities in Cortez
Local Champion:
Montezuma County
Date funded:
December 29, 2021
Grant Amount:
$17,157
Health / Lander Wyoming Climbers Use Education to Reduce Human Waste at Crags
Local Champion:
Central Wyoming Climbers' Alliance
Date funded:
December 17, 2021
Grant Amount:
$2,410
Environment / Cortez Technology Improves Access to Mountain Biking for Cortez Youth
Local Champion:
High Desert DEVO
Date funded:
December 17, 2021
Grant Amount:
$2,140
Health / Lander Lander Launches a Free Medical Clinic to Serve the Uninsured
Local Champion:
Lander Free Medical Clinic
Date funded:
December 16, 2021
Grant Amount:
$1,200
Health / Taos Gym Equipment and Training Programs Improve Outcomes for Taos Student Athletes
Local Champion:
Taos High School
Date funded:
December 10, 2021
Grant Amount:
$16,300
Story
Economy / Lander Lander Young Professionals Build Bonds and Help With Worker Retention
Local Champion:
Lander Young Professionals
Date funded:
December 2, 2021
Grant Amount:
$7,250
Health / Lander A Simple Storage Solution Helps Lander Hospice Patients Receive Free Equipment
Local Champion:
Anam Cara Giving
Date funded:
November 5, 2021
Grant Amount:
$11,653
Story
Environment / Cortez A Cortez Resident Reduces Reliance on Plastic Bags by Providing Reusable Options
Local Champion:
a cortez resident
Date funded:
September 30, 2021
Grant Amount:
$13,410
Story
Health / Taos Taos High School Eases Pandemic-Related Stress for Teachers With Recharge Rooms
Local Champion:
Taos High School
Date funded:
September 24, 2021
Grant Amount:
$8,950
Housing / Taos Taos Invests in Research to Identify Ways to Create More Affordable Housing
Local Champion:
Taos Community Foundation
Date funded:
September 24, 2021
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Story
Health / Cortez Cortez’s Southside Garden Grows Greens and Community
Local Champion:
Good Samaritan Center
Date funded:
July 23, 2021
Grant Amount:
$1,500
Story
Environment / Lander A Vet-Led Spay and Neuter Program Helps Address Lander’s Feral Cat Problem
Local Champion:
Lander Spay and Neuter
Date funded:
June 6, 2021
Grant Amount:
$4,600

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