Grant Recipients

Organizations who have received grants from the Golden Civic Foundation impact nearly everyone living in Golden and beyond.  We are proud of the investments in our community and the significance we’ve all enjoyed because of them.

Scroll down to see all the clubs, schools and other various non-profits who have benefited from the donations.

2017 Grant Recipient

American Alpine Club Library & American Mountaineering Museum- Help fund a travelling educational exhibit to increase awareness of museum and library in Golden.

Bell Middle School – Help with purchase of choir chairs, new music and equipment for Bell’s musical theatre and choir groups.

Buffalo Bill Days – Help fund Cody’s Wild West Show and entertainment on main stage.

CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties – Help fund the Fostering Futures Project for Golden kids in need of program.

Christian Action Guild – Help support a gift card program.

Colorado Cowboy Gathering – Support School Outreach Program to perform at Golden area schools.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – Help with costs associated with obtaining new heavy duty aluminum tripods with which to construct the highline tram system for use in hauling rocks for their projects.

Colorado Mountain Club – Fund supplies for CMC’s Youth Education Program and financial assistance for Golden students during the spring of 2017.

Colorado Railroad Museum – Purchase archival storage materials for library and artifacts collection.

Colorado Trail Foundation – Purchase new notebook computer for the Executive Director.

Compass Montessori School (Golden Campus) – Fund necessary structural and system improvements of the student-run Farm Stand and help purchase and install a bike rack for the High School.

Continental Divide Trail Coalition – Materials and program support for the CDT Trail Adopter Program.

Coral Creek Music Project – Help expand their single-school pilot initiative to all Golden Elementary Schools.

Family Tree – Support Family Tree’s Homelessness Program.

GoFarm – Purchase special equipment that is needed to be able to accept EBT/SNAP payments.

Golden Backpack Program – Purchase food for hungry kids in Golden.

Golden Chamber of Commerce – Help fund Olde Golden Christmas expenses.

Golden Community Choir – Fund scholarships to community members who are not able to afford choir membership dues and music fees and help with purchase of promotional materials for concerts.

Golden Fire Department – Provide assistance to purchase three replacement rescue mannequins.

Golden High After Prom – Provide scholarship to the GHS After Prom.

Golden High School – Provide assistance to purchase CPR equipment/Life Packs and also help fund adding picnic tables on campus.

Golden Landmarks Association – Help with purchase of new storage cases, exhibition tent and technology.

Golden Optimists Club – Help to fund an outdoor space for community bike repair and purchase exterior storage as part of the larger project of establishing the Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program on the campus of Connections Learning Center (CLC).

Golden Police Department – Help with costs associated with the 18th Annual Golden Night Out Event in August.

Golden Schools Foundation – Help support costs associated with the GSF’s Summer Boot Camps.

Jefferson County Library Foundation – Help purchase materials and supplies for the 2017 DIYLab demonstrations, workshops, and open labs.

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Fund the first place award for the International Young Artist’s Competition (IYAC).

Kyffin Elementary School – Purchase fiction leveled book sets.

Leadership Golden – Help pay for historic record archiving and purchase a LCD projector.

Miners Alley Playhouse – Help fund a new mural painting  by Jesse Crock on the outer lobby wall facing the large windows on 13th St.

Mitchell Elementary School – Help purchase furniture and materials for a new Inquiry Space (in the library) to support students in critical thinking.

Neighborhood Rehab Project – Assist in purchasing building supplies needed for home repairs for seniors, disabled, and low-income residents in our Golden community.

Outdoor Lab Foundation – Help with program support at both sites for Golden public and charter school students.

Pleasant View Elementary School – Help with funding of renovations and purchasing of materials, meal cards, crockpots and kitchen items to support the Pleasant View Parent Academy program.

Red Rocks Community College – Provide one $2,000 scholarship to attend Red Rocks Community College for the 2017-2018 academic year that will be awarded to a student who resides in the Golden community.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Assist with signage, marketing materials and technology at their new location.

Shelton Elementary School – Purchase Chromebooks, iPads, and Non-Fiction Books.

Welchester Elementary School – Support their Positive Behavior Support Program, teacher recognition and excellence, and other personnel needs.

2016 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club Library – Take pictures of artifacts

American Mountaineering Museum – Purchase new projectors

Bell Middle School – Musical Risers

CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties – To train volunteers

Chamber of Commerce – Farmers Market, First Fridays, Logo Tents, Fine Arts Festival

Colorado Cowboy Gathering – To pay for performers

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – Maintaining existing trails and re-routing trails. Need cables to move boulders.

Colorado Mountain Club – Youth education program

Colorado Railroad Museum – Construction

Colorado Trail Foundation – One computer analyst to evaluate communications in the field and a computer.

Compass Montessori – One table

Continental Divide Trail Coalition – Work to engage community and maintaining trails

CSM Geology Museum – Window coverings

Family Tree – General support as needed (rent, food, clothing, cleaning, support staff)  of Golden Residents in need.

Foothills Art Center – For new exhibit

Free Horizon Montessori School – A shade pavilion

Golden Backpack Program – For food to Feed 400 kids/Challenge to feed 600 kids

Golden Community Choir – Music folders

Golden Fire Department – LED hand lights

Golden High After Prom – Scholarships

Golden High School – Computers

Golden History Museums – Archive apparatus

Golden Landmarks Association – Framing

Golden Optimist Club – Bike helmets

Golden Police Department – Golden Night Out

Golden Schools Foundation – Recognition award

Jefferson Symphony – Student Scholarship

Kyffin Elementary – Books

Leadership Golden Alumni – Document Historical Information

Miners Alley Playhouse – Marquis

Mitchell Elementary – eBooks and chrome books

Outdoor Lab Foundation – Permanent greenhouses

Pleasant View Elementary – Parent academy

Ralston Elementary – Social Studies material

Red Rocks Community College – Two scholarships to Golden residents

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Computers and moving supplies

Shelton Elementary – Autism Spectrum Disorder class

Welchester Elementary – Chromebooks

2015 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club Library – Entrance gates for security

American Mountaineering Museum – Wireless surveillance and security equipment

Bell Middle School – Replace drapes in the auditorium

Buffalo Bill Days – Sponsorship

CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties – Volunteer recruitment, training and management

Chamber of Commerce – Support for public programs – Farmers Market, etc.

Colorado Cowboy Gathering – Outreach and Education at schools in Golden

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – People counter in rugged 14er locations

Colorado Mountain Club – Scholarships for underserved kids

Colorado Trail Foundation – New computer, software, supplies

Continental Divide Trail Coalition – Promotional materials, brochure, newslatter

Dinosaur Ridge – Signs and people counters at Triceratops Trail

Family Tree – To serve Family Tree’s Golden clients

Foothills Art Center – “Beyond Words: Contemporary Book Art” exhibit

Free Horizon Montessori School – Library Management Software to manage inventory

Golden Backpack Program – Food for hungry kids in Golden schools

Golden Community Choir – To acquire equipment to eliminate the need for a page turner

Golden Fire Department – Extrication equipment for swift water rescues

Golden High After Prom – Scholarships for GHS students

Golden High School – Continuing the STEM initiative which starts at Bell

Golden History Museums – Mobile media cart, a smart TV and sound system

Golden Landmarks – Technology upgrades, digitize the Ronzio collection

Golden Optimist Club – Trailer for hauling bicycles for bike recycling

Golden Police – National Night Out

Jefferson Symphony – International Young Artists Competition

Kyffin Elementary – “Navigators” science and social study books and teacher guides

Miners Alley Playhouse – To launch a new children’s theater program

Mitchell Elementary – 10 iPad minis, 10 Griffin Hardcover cases and cart

Outdoor Lab Foundation – Scholarships for Golden students

Pleasant View Elementary – Pleasant View Parent Academy, Bootstraps Asset programming,  Fatherhood Program

Red Rocks Community College – Scholarships to RRCC for for Golden residents

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary – Chromebooks,  books for ELLs and pocket charts to record student progress

Welchester Elementary – Cchrome books for student use  and  district/state assessments

2014 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club Library – Workstation replacement

American Mountaineering Museum – LED Lighting conversion

Bell Middle School – Security gates

Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado – Junior Development Program

Golden Chamber of Commerce – Support for public programs – FarmersMarket, etc.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – All-weather cargo trailer

Colorado Mountain Club – Orienteering program, and 100 scholarships

Colorado Railroad Museum – Car interpretive project for 3 railcars.

Colorado Trail Foundation – Technology upgrades + consultant time

CSM Geology Museum – LED lights and ballasts for displays

Dinosaur Ridge – New stairs and railings & people counter

Family Tree – Support for Golden Clinets

Foothills Art Center – Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit

Free Horizon Montessori School – 4 iPads and keyboards for required software

Golden Community Choir – Sheet music

Golden Fire Department  – 8 new structural helmets

Golden High School After Prom – Two scholarships for Golden residents

Golden High School – Natural Science and Technology books

Golden History Museums – Metal brochure racks

Golden Landmarks Association – Purchase of bar-coding equipment & software

Golden Police Department – National Night Out.

Golden Public Library – One Book, 1 Golden program

Golden Visitor Center – Architectural redesign of lobby

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, – Young Artist Competition, and thermal ticket printer

Kyffin Elementary School – “Do the Math”  materialsJeffco Spellbinders, Volunteer Storyteller trainings

Miners Alley Playhouse – Remodel of theater for an orchestra pi

tMitchell Elementary School –  Chromebook technologyOutdoor Lab Foundation, Program support for Golden Students

Pleasant View Elementary School – “Take a Teacher Home” literacy and math program.

Red Rocks Community College – 2 scholarships for Golden residents

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – LEDs for the gallery & brochures

Shelton Elementary School – Non fiction titles, Junior Great Books library, Robotics Club

Table Mountain Garden Club – Gardener support and irrigation

Welchester Elementary School – Library makeover and new books

2013 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club Library – Digitize database

American Mountaineering Museum – Computer upgrade

Bell Middle School – Laptops for teachers

Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado – Junior Development program

Buffalo Bill Days

Christian Action Guild – Support for needyColorado

Fourteeners Initiative – Tents and field supplies

Colorado Mountain Club – Youth education supplies

Colorado Railroad Museum – Interpretive equipment

Colorado Trail Foundation – Supplies for trail volunteers

CSM Geology Museum – Purchase x-ray diffractometer

Family Tree – Funding for Golden clients

Foothills Art Center – Support for Degas exhibit

Free Horizon Montessori School – Ceramics equipment

Golden Chamber of Commerce – Tents and umbrellas for summer events

Golden Community Choir – Sheet music and banners

Golden Fire Department – Automatic External Defibrillator

Golden High After Prom – Scholarship funds

Golden High School – Civics and history books for library

Golden History Museums – Entryway renovation

Golden Landmarks – Table Mountain Tales support

Golden Optimist Club – Helmets and bike locks

Golden Police – National Night Out

Golden Public Library – One Book, One Golden funding

Golden Visitor Center – Exterior Lighting upgrade

Jefferson Symphony – Young Artist Competition and sound baffles

Kyffin Elementary – Support for anti-bullying programs

Mitchell Elementary – iPads for special needs students

Outdoor Lab Foundation – Program support

Pleasant View Elementary – iPads for Robotics club and aftershcool program

Ralston Elementary – Support for local history program

Red Rocks Community College – Scholarships for two Golden residents

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Technology replacement & Upgrade

Shelton Elementary – Junior Great Books program purchases

Welchester Elementary – Science and social studies curriculum

2012 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club Library – Digitization of collection

Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado – Support of Junior Development Program

American Mountaineering Museum –  Visitor Guides

Bell Middle School – Technology upgrade

Chamber of Commerce – Support of Farmers, Market, Fine Arts Festival, First Fridays & Holiday Programs

Christian Action Guild – Assistance to needy

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – Planned Giving program

Colorado Mountain Club – Scholarships and youth snowshoes

Colorado Railroad Museum – Chairs and tables for exhibit space

Colorado Trail Foundation – Technology upgrade

CSM Geology Museum – Security film for display cases

Compass Montessori – Science program greenhouse purchase

Family Tree – Assistance to Golden Clients

Foothills Art Center – Chihuly exhibit

Free Horizon Montessori School – Flip cameras for classrooms

Golden Community Choir – Portable sound system

Golden Cultural Alliance – Special event equipment & supplies

Golden Fire Department – Turnout coats and pants

Golden High After Prom – Student scholarships

Golden High School – Robotics kits

Golden History Museums – Golden Memories Project

Golden Landmarks – New computer and brochure printing

Golden Optimist Club – Youth bicycle program and helmets

Golden Visitor Center – LED interior lighting upgrade

Jefferson Symphony – Young Artists Competition prize & ticketing system

Kyffin Elementary – “Do the Math” instruction tool

Mitchell Elementary – Interactive smart board

Pleasant View Elementary – “Do the Math” resource

Red Rocks Community College – Scholarships for two Golden students

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Telecommunication and technology replacement

Shelton Elementary – Robotics club expansion

Welchester Elementary – Technology for classroom use

2008 Grant Recipients

After Prom Committee

American Alpine Club

Astor House/Clear Creek History Park

Bell Middle School

Colorado Fourteeners

Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Outward Bound School

Colorado Railroad Museum

CSM Geology Museum

Golden Chamber of Commerce

Golden Cultural Alliance

Golden High School

Golden Independent School

Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Lions Club

Golden Police Department

Golden Volunteer Fire Department

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Kyffin Elementary School

Miner’s Alley Playhouse

Mitchell Elementary School

Optimist Club of Golden

Pleasantview Elementary School

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School

Table Mountain Garden Club

The Colorado Trail Tying Neighborhoods Together

Welchester Elementary School

2007 Grant Recipients

After Prom Committee

American Alpine club

Astor House/Clear Creek History Park

Bell Middle School

Colorado Fourteeners

Colorado Outward Bound School

CSM Geology Museum

Foothills Art Center

Golden Chamber of Commerce

Golden Cultural Alliance

Golden High School

Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Lions Club

Golden Police Department

Golden Volunteer Fire Department

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Kyffin Elementary School

Leadershiop Golden Alumni

Mitchell Elementary School

Optimist Club of Golden

Pleasantview Elementary School

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School

Table Mountain Garden Club

The Colorado Mountain Club

Tying Neighborhoods Together

Welchester Elementary School

2006 Grant Recipients

After Prom Committee

American Alpine Club

Bell Middle School

Clear Creek History Park

Colorado Outward Bound School

Colorado Railroad Museum

CSM Geology Museum

Foothills Art Center

Golden Chamber of Commerce

Golden Cutural Alliance

Golden High School

Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Lions Club

Golden Pioneer Museum

Golden Police Department

Golden Urban Renewal Authority

Golden Volunteer Fire Department

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Kyffin Elementary School

Leadership Golden Alumni

Mitchell Elementary School

Optimist Club of Golden

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School

The Colorado Mountain Club

Welchester Elementary School

2005 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club

Bell Middle School

Colorado Outward Bound School

Colorado Railroad Museum

CSM Geology Museum

Foothills Art Center

Golden Chamber of Commerce

Golden Community Choir

Golden High School

Golden Independent School

Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Lions Club

Golden Pioneer Museum

Golden Police Department

Golden Volunteer Fire Department

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Kyffin Elementary School

Leadership Golden Alumni

Mitchell Elementary School

Optimist Club of Golden

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School

Table Mountain Garden Club

The Astor House Museum

The Colorado Mountain Club

TNT Tutoring

Weltbester Elementary School

2004 Grant Recipients

American Alpine Club

Bell Middle School

City of Golden Colorado

Outward Bound School

Colorado Railroad Museum

CSM Geology Museum

Golden Chamber of Commerce

Golden Community Choir

Golden Cultural Alliance

Golden High School

Golden Independent School

Golden Landmarks Association

Golden Lions Club

Golden Pioneer Museum

Golden Visitor Center

Golden Volunteer Fire Department

GREAT

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

Kyffin Elementary School

Miners Alley Playhouse

Mitchell Elementary School

Optimist Club of Golden

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School

Table Mountain Garden Club

The Colorado Mountain Club

TNT Tutoring

2003 Grant Recipients

Bell Middle School – Upgrade computer technology

Christian Action Guild – General fund

City of Golden – Fun an educational speaker for Fire Department

Clear Creek History Park – Promotional brochure

Colorado Outward Bound School – Scholarships for Golden students

Colorado Railroad Museum – Expanding gift shop

Foothills Art Center – Build new Don & Carol Dickenson Garden

Golden Chamber Choir – Music stands and rent instruments

Golden Cultural Alliance – Promote Heart & Sole Month

Golden High School – Educational materials for math and physics departments

Golden Lions Club – Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Golden Pioneer Museum – New display cases

Golden Police Department – Support volunteer program

Golden Volunteer Fire Department – Upgrade conference room

GREAT – build website to promote film festivals in Golden

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Young artist award and Youth Symphony

Kyffin Elementary School – Upgrading computer technology

Lariat Loop Heritage – Promotional brochures

Miners Alley Playhouse – Advertising and promotion expenses

Optimist Club of Golden – Bike helmets

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Promotional brochures

Shelton Elementary School – Tuition free after school enrichment program

Table Mountain Garden Club – Plant materials for new garden

The Astor House Museum – Promotional brochures

The Colorado Mountain Club – Equipment for youth education and computers

Tying Neighborhoods Together – Upgrade computer technology

Young Leadership Golden – Fund to cover start-up expenses

2002 Grant Recipients

Bell Middle School – Chairs

Boy Scout Troop 130 – American flags around town

Colorado Outward Bound School – Printers

Colorado Railroad Museum – Sales room remodel

Foothills Art Center – Handicap ramp

Golden High School – Miscellaneous needs

Golden High School Alumni – Scholarships

Golden Landmarks – Sound system and printer

Golden Lions Club – 4th of July Fireworks

Golden Pioneer Museum – Display cases

Golden Volunteer Fire Department – Trailer and equipment

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Young artist award and orchestra music lights

Kyffin Elementary School – New fences

Mitchell Elementary School – Teaching Aids

Optimist Club of Golden – bike helmets

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Shelton Elementary School – 56 software licenses

The American Alpine Club – received 1 year grant for historic renovation

The Astor House Museum – Heating and electrical systems

The Colorado Mountain Club – Building Fund

2001 Grant Recipients

The American Mountaineering Center –   Building fund

The Astor House Museum – Printed new brochures

Bell Middle School – Video camera

Boy Scout Troop 130 – American flags around town

Clear Creek History Park – Antique wood burning stove

Colorado Outward Bound School – Scholarship fund

Colorado Railroad Museum – Museum upgrades

Foothills Art Center – Wrought iron railing on stairs

The Golden Cultural Alliance – Publicized Heart & Soul Month

Golden High School – Poster Maker

Golden Landmarks – Copier

Golden Lions Club – 4th of July Fireworks

Golden Pioneer Museum – Patio awning

Golden Volunteer Fire Department – Video equipment

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Young Artist Award

Mitchell Elementary School – Teaching Aids

Optimist Club of Golden – electrical system to bike shed and tree trailer repairs

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – New brochures

Shelton Elementary School – Outside call box