DUST2 Announces 2018 Small Grant Awards

It is with gratitude that DUST2 announces it is the recipient of three small grant awards in 2018.

The Ballantine Family Foundation generously awards small grants to many non-profits in South West Colorado, providing critical support not only for projects and programs but for general operating costs; often the most difficult budget items to fund.

We are truly grateful to the Ballantine Family Foundation for their vision to award grants to any nonprofit they felt would enhance life in Southwest Colorado.

The La Plata Electric Association Round Up Foundation is, as stated on their website, “a community service program organized through La Plata Electric Association, Inc. and funded by LPEA members. It derives its funding when members sign-up to “round-up” their electric bills each month to the next higher dollar. Many cooperatives across the country have formed similar foundations to facilitate a way for the co-op and its members to support deserving friends and neighbors in need.”

DUST2 applied for partial funds to hire an SCC trail crew to provide much-needed trail maintenance.  The LPEA Round Up Foundation fully funded our request.  We are waiting on one more grantor before we are able to hire the crew.

The Southwest Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is truly a gem in the non-profit world.  Not only do they work to bring many funding sources to our area, but they provide education, networking, and promotion for the many non-profits that serve SW Colorado.  SW Community Foundation offers a wealth of information and resources eliminating many barriers to access for non-profit organizations experience when trying to access such valuable resources.  I truly love this foundation.

DUST2 has been notified that we were chosen to be one of the non-profit organizations to benefit from the 19th Hole Concert Series.  We will be hosting the San Juan Mountain Boys, Saturday, June 28 at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

It is truly an honor to be the recipients of such abundant generosity.  We are thrilled to partner with these donors and will work hard to fulfill our commitment not only to The Ballantine Family Foundation, the LPEA Round Up Foundation, and the SW Community Foundation but most of all to the community we love, Pagosa Springs.

With deepest gratitude,

DUST2 Board of Directors

Annie Sewell

Triston Richardson

Andy Guinn

Ron Houston

Janine Emmets

Chantelle Jordan

Carrie Weinckowski

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