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More Information About the Funds
CFGV Annual Fund
CFGV Annual Fund dollars are used to support all Foundation activities outside of grantmaking including special programs and initiatives and nonprofit capacity building.
Community Grants Program
In its Community Grants Program, the CFGV funds nonprofits that work for the greater good of the region in the areas of arts and culture, community development, environment, education, human services, athletics, recreation, historical tradition and preservation or domestic animal protection and welfare.
In collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Foundation and CFGV donors, every month a new, carefully selected book is mailed to each preschool child in Gunnison and Hinsdale counties who is registered with the Imagination Library program. Reading to a child during preschool years is the biggest boost toward a successful education we can give our children. Valley children are excited to grow their very own library and look forward to “their” mail arriving. In Dolly’s own words, “If my Imagination Library helps turn the dreams of a child into the promise of a bright future, then one of my biggest dreams will come true.”
A luncheon series – talks about the next steps to provide equal access to health care in the valley.
Outreach for Nonprofits
The Foundation helps to grow the capacity of the Valley’s nonprofits with educational opportunities, technical assistance, and referrals to resources within the valley and elsewhere in the state. Click to find more information about the CFGV Community Grant Cycle, Grantee Awards, and the STEP Program. Please click here to read more nonprofit information.
Cornerstone Endowment Fund (Unrestricted) for the number of years you pledge. This donation constitutes your first installment.
Charter Endowment Fund (Grants) for the number of years you pledge. This donation constitutes your first installment.
One Goal, One Passion Scholarship Fund
Matt Howard and Chris O’Neill, seniors at Gunnison High School in 2014, created the One Goal, One Passion Scholarship fund to benefit the graduating class of 2026 – those youngsters in kindergarten the year the fund was established. The scholarship guidelines call for a balance of both academic achievement and community engagement. The winner(s) of the scholarship(s) will also have attended school in the Gunnison School District from kindergarten through their senior year. Matt and Chris invite YOU to contribute . . . think future! The amount of the scholarship(s) given in 2026 will depend on contributions given through the years and the growth of the invested funds.
The Choice Pass program is a community celebration for students in the 6th through 12th grades who make healthy lifestyle choices. There is no cost to enroll and participating students can choose from a menu of options and enjoy discounted ski passes, rec center passes, fitness center memberships and so much more. And, there are lots of healthy events throughout the year open only to Choice Pass members. Join the many community members and local businesses in Gunnison County that are already supporting our youth and their choice to live a healthy life style! Read more …
Matthew Van Eaton Fund
Matthew’s friends and family chose to celebrate his life through a permanent fund that will benefit nonprofits in the Gunnison Valley forever. To read more about Matthew and the fund created in his memory, click here.