Artisanal Popsicles Fundraise for Cortez Nonprofits | LOR Foundation
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Artisanal Popsicles Fundraise for Cortez Nonprofits

  • Local Champion: Squirrel Congress
  • Date Funded: March 19, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $9,992

Funding local arts and culture can be a challenge for many rural communities. Squirrel Congress, a local Cortez organization, has built a dedicated following for its historical ghost tours, but one volunteer with the group wanted to do more for cultural nonprofits in the area. Squirrel Congress is popular for its tours, but also the locally made popsicles the group makes for its events. The volunteer decided the group should sell the popsicles at Cortez community events and donate the proceeds to groups like the Cortez Cultural Center and Montezuma Heritage Museum. LOR’s funding supported the group’s purchase of a popsicle machine, bicycle cooler, menu board, and other equipment. Even better, the ingredients will be sourced locally, supporting local farmers.

This project was fiscally sponsored by Onward! A Legacy Foundation.

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