Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
The Summit Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Summit, Lake, Park and West Grand Counties. In 2017, $1.7 million was awarded to 107 organizations.
Extensive due diligence is performed on all of the nonprofits that recevie grants, and priority is given to those organizations that:
Create bright futures for children and youth
Promote environmental stewardship
Foster healthy and safe communities
Provide access to arts and culture
The Summit Foundation requires each grantee to submit a final report that outlines how each grant was utilized and the impact that was made in the community.
The Foundation also offers extensive support for our grantees and community partners by providing free value-added services that include workshops and training, high-level volunteer assistance such as Executive Coaching and Strategic Planning, and opportunities to connect and collaborate with other colleagues.
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
The Summit Foundation awards over $225,000 annually to local graduating high school seniors based on academic excellence, financial need and community involvement.
Donors also partner with The Summit Foundation to award student scholarships through their own scholarship funds that they have established at the Foundation.
The Summit Foundation has awarded more than $2.9 million in scholarships to over 1,400 students.
Over 40% of the recipients are the first in their family to attend college.
The Patron Pass program is the cornerstone of The Summit Foundation's fundraising efforts, anchored by transferable season ski passes generously donated by Vail Resorts, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, and Copper Mountain Resort.
The purchase of these passes by individuals and businesses generates over $1.2 million annually for The Summit Foundation that goes directly back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.
The Patron Pass Program generated over $1.2 million for The Summit Foundation which is then given back into the community through the grant and scholarship program.
The donation of the ski passes illustrates the commitment of the local ski resorts to support vital and treasured services in our community through The Summit Foundation.
The Summit Foundation partners with 22 local companies to encourage their employees to make payroll deduction contributions to The Summit Foundation.
In addition, 60% of the businesses match their employee donations.
Over 2,200 employees donated to The Summit Foundation through their payroll in 2019.
Participation in this program increases annually.
Last year over 2,200 employees contributed $338,500 to The Summit Foundation through payroll deductions (and matching gift programs) of the 22 participating businesses.