This Year’s Grant Recipients
Recap of the 2018/2019 Community Grant Cycle
As you may know, the awarded grants are made possible by the funds that we raised at our Annual Gala and Auction in October. The grants are carefully screened by our Board of Directors to make sure that the funds are focused on nonprofit, civic and school organizations that make the greatest positive impact on doing good for our community of Golden.
Below are a few highlights of the 2018/2019 Community Grant cycle:
- Community Grant Program: Thirty-seven Golden nonprofits, including cultural, social service, clubs, schools and civic organizations, will receive more than $75,000 in grants to help “Build a Better Golden.” Here is a detailed list of these organizations. Each one of these recipients have shown a need and proven their money will help “Build A Better Golden.” Watch our video to understand the entire scope of how so many of Golden’s non-profits benefit our Community Grant Program.
- Special Community Grants: In partnership with MillerCoors and the Foundation, the Golden Visitors Center received a special grant to renovate its Heritage Community Meeting Center.
The Foundation is also honored to continue annual financial support to the Christian Action Guild, a nondenominational nonprofit food bank and thrift store, run solely by volunteers, which serves as a resource for the Golden community.
- Community Reinvestment Project: Based on proceeds from the Foundation’s “paddle raise” at the November 2018 Gala, which included a generous $20,000 matching gift from Kelley Trucking, the Foundation donated $76,600 to support the Golden High School community track project that is expected to start construction in 2020.
The Golden Civic Foundation has a continuous longstanding relationship with the Golden Visitors and Information Center spanning from the Center’s original construction, prior renovations and the current renovations of the ‘Heritage Community Meeting Center’ which provides a community-wide resource for over 35 different non-profits and for-profit organizations for meetings and special activities. The rental revenue generated from the Heritage Community Meeting Center assists in funding the operational costs of the Golden Visitors Center that serves over 60,000 guests annually for the benefit of Golden residents and businesses, who enjoy the ‘Golden Experience. We look forward to future community partnerships with the Golden Civic Foundation toward their mission in ‘Building a Better Golden.’