About the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation
The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation was founded in 1999, and since that time has distributed over $3.6 million to just over 100 nonprofit organizations in Custer County. Grants and gifts have been given to the arts, education, recreation, historic preservation, emergency services, health care, land conservation and related fields of service. The annual Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation Spirit Campaign is a program of matching gifts awarded by the Community Foundation based on individual donations to nonprofit organizations in Custer County. The Spirit Campaign has generated nearly $2 million in donations for the local nonprofit community since the campaign's inception in 2004. It allows residents to focus their donations on nonprofits of their choosing while knowing a matching gift will be awarded by the Community Foundation. The Spirit Campaign matched contributions by over 670 individual donors to over 63 Custer County nonprofit organizations totaling more than $320,000 in 2015 in charitable contributions.
The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation would like to deeply thank the Anschutz Foundation in providing significant funding for this matching gift effort. The Anschutz Foundations have been partners in the Community Spirit Campaign since the program was initiated.
Grant Programs and Community Gifts
The Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation has distributed funds to worthy nonprofit organizations across the county by sponsoring a number of grants. The Community Foundation believes it is important to drive the thoughtful construction of grant proposals based on the most pressing needs of the nonprofit organizations. Just a few of the organizations and programs receiving Community Foundation grants include: