The Community Foundation of Teton Valley is proud to announce that it has awarded 12 competitive grants to Teton Valley nonprofits during the 2016 Spring Grant Cycle, for a total of $30,850. “We received a number of compelling grant applications this cycle and we are pleased to see so many organizations doing impactful work in our community. Thanks to the generosity of our Tin Cup Challengers and private donors, we were able to award over $30,000 to programs and projects improving lives in Teton Valley.” said Carrie Mowrey, Executive Director.
2016 Spring Grant Recipients include:
- Family Safety Network: $2,500 supporting the 1,000 Good Men Project, including the 4th Annual Men’s Breakfast.
- Friends of the Teton River: $5,000 for the launch of the Teton Valley Farms & Fish Water Quality and No Till Farming Demonstration Project in partnership with the Teton Soil Conservation District.
- Mountain Bike the Tetons: $1,800 for the design and installation of Horseshoe Canyon Trail Signage in partnership with the Teton Basin Ranger District.
- Rendezvous Upper Elementary School: $3,300 for a 4th Grade Raptor Education Program in collaboration with the Teton Raptor Center.
- Teton County 4-H: $1,000 to purchase new educational 4-H materials to benefit 4-H youth and leaders.
- Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue: $2,500 for the purchase of an All-Terrain Res-Q Folding Frame Trailer with Rear Attendant’s Seat for off-road rescues.
- Teton Geotourism Center: $2,500 for the professional consultants/advisors needed for the successful organizational merger of the Teton Geotourism Center, Teton Valley Business Development Center, and Teton Valley Chamber of Commerce.
- Teton Regional Land Trust: $750 for the purchase of new life preservers as part of their Protect Our Rivers: Teton River Safety and Outreach program.
- Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter: $2,000 in support of a local Spay/Neuter Voucher Program.
- Teton Valley Education Foundation: $2,000 for eyeglasses, eye exams, and backpack supplies as part of their Critical Needs Scholarship Program.
- Teton Valley Foundation: $5,000 to assist with the purchase of a mechanical cooling system for Kotler Ice Arena.
- Teton Valley Trails and Pathways: $2,500 to support the purchase of Nordic trail grooming equipment.
The Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s Competitive Grants Program is made possible through donations to the Tin Cup Challenger Fund, as well as direct donations to the Grants Program, providing the Foundation with another avenue to help support local nonprofits in better meeting the needs of our community. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $280,000 in competitive grants. For more information on the Community Foundation of Teton Valley Grants Program, please visit www.cftetonvalley.org/nonprofits/grants/ or call 208-354-0230.