View Our Funds

Since inception, through the help of many donors, we have given over 12.5 million in grants from more than 148 funds. These grants enrich and benefit the lives of our community members and beyond.

Fund

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse Endowment Fund 

The mission of this fund is to provide operating support for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse.

Alan Panebaker Memorial Endowment 

The mission of this fund is to serve as a perpetual memorial to our dear friend, son and brother, Alan. We dedicate this fund to help preserve healthy waterways and to enhance the enjoyment of our world's rivers. This Donor Advised Fund will consider annually supporting nonprofit recipients which represent the values that Alan held, and supported in his life and his work.

Ann Barney Memorial Fund 

Established in 2008 in memory of Ann Barney.

Arthur Anderson Memorial Endowment 

Established in 2001, the mission of this fund is to carry on Arthur Anderson's legacy of giving to classical music, youth sports and seniors.

Bill Hill Scholarship Fund 

In 1996, the YVCF Board of Trustees established this fund in honor of Bill's many years of service to Colorado Mountain College and the YVCF. The fund assists business students attending CMC, with a preference toward students pursuing ski and resort management programs, which Bill helped develop at Colorado Mountain College.

Bill Michalek Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1997 to provide scholarships to deserving athletes of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Brad Bonner Memorial Scholarship Fund 

This fund was established to annually support one scholarship award to a Steamboat Springs High School senior who has demonstrated a passion for football or hockey.

Carol B. Fox Fund 

The mission of this fund shall be for gardens at such locations as theYampa River Botanic Park, Rollingstone Respite House and other locations designated by Carol’s designees.

Catamount Ladies Golf Association Charitable Fund 

The mission of this fund is to support community outreach for general charitable purposes.

Catamount Ranch & Club Scholarship Fund 

The mission of this fund is to provide financial aid for college or vocational tuition, books and fees to employees of Catamount Ranch & Club.

Challenge Fund 

The mission of this fund is to support programs that enhance or develop 21st Century Learning.

Community Agriculture Alliance Endowment 

The mission of this fund is to provide an endowment for the Community Agriculture Alliance.

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) Fund

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) is a program created for high school students by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship. The CEO program connects high school upperclassmen with community business leaders in order to foster a culture of business acumen and entrepreneurial mentorship in local youth.

Doak Walker Memorial Scholarship 

The mission of this fund is to provide scholarships to one male and one female student from each high school in Routt and Moffat Counties. Recipients should reflect Doak's values of citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship and academic achievement.

Don Lufkin Rotary - Lift Up Endowment 

The mission of this fund is to provide quarterly distributions for the purchase of food for the Lift-Up Food Bank. The fund was established by Don Lufkin through the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.

Downtown Steamboat Public Art Fund 

The mission of this fund is for acquisition, installation, and maintenance of public art in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Ed and Jayne Hill Scholarship Fund 

This community-minded team established this fund in 1997 to provide educational opportunities for Steamboat's young people.

Education Endowment 

Ensuring Success for future generations The fund was established in 1998. The mission of this fund is to promote the value of lifelong learning.

Enever Botanic Park Endowment 

The purpose of the Fund shall be for maintaining and improving the Yampa River Botanic Park. Bob and Audrey Enever established this fund in 1997 to guarantee the future of the Yampa River Botanic Park by providing ongoing support for maintenance and improvements. This fund also acts as a funding source for acquisition of additional land for the development of future parks.

Environmental Endowment 

Preserving the Yampa Valley. The mission of this fund is to promote land conservation and environmental preservation. The fund was established in 1998.

Eric Small Scholarship Fund 

Established in 1995 to provide scholarships to Steamboat Springs High School graduating seniors in memory of Eric Small.

Everett and Benita Bristol Memorial International Scholarship 

Established in 1990 to provide scholarships for international students wishing to attend Colorado Mountain College - Alpine Campus.

Everything Outdoor Steamboat (EOS) Endowment Fund 

The mission of the fund is to perpetuate outdoor education/recreation skills in Steamboat schools.

First Impressions Special Hardship Fund 

Established in 2000, the mission of this fund is to provide child care tuition to child care providers on behalf of qualifying families in need of assistance.

Flash of Gold

I am voting for Flash of Gold. There is a Flash of Gold in the fall when the aspens change colors. This trail takes you through several flashes of gold during the fall.

Friends of the Orchestra Fund

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is an organization based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado whose mission is to promote orchestral music in the Yampa Valley by providing professional quality performances and education experiences for community musicians of all ages. Founded in 1991, the orchestra has grown from a volunteer ensemble to an orchestra comprised of professional musicians from the area and beyond. Throughout the year, the organization engages the community with educational activities and immersion weekends. Musicians from the orchestra also perform as small ensembles in the community and surrounding areas. For more information, visit steamboatorchestra.org.

George Tolles International Studies Scholarship 

Established in 1990 as a special fund to honor George Tolles on his retirement from CMC is to be used to encourage international studies, to host outside speakers, and to promote the Alpine Campus to foreign students.

Habitat for Humanity Revolving Land Endowment 

Established in 2001 as a revolving land fund as part of the Foundation's Housing Special Initiative, the mission of this fund is to provide a permanent source of funding for Habitat for Humanity to purchase land to build affordable homes.

Hazie Werner Hospitality Fund 

Established in 2004 to acknowledge Hazie Werner's generosity. The mission of this fund is to provide annual support of LiftUp's programs and other charitable organizations.

Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley 

The mission of this fund it to support the financial needs and mission of the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.

Healthy Community Endowment

Taking care of community wellness needs. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and its fundholders envision a Yampa County where all residents enjoy a healthy, rewarding life. Through the Healthy Community Endowment, YVCF can address critical issues in health and human services today and for future generations.

Historic Routt County! Fund 

The fund was established in 1999.The mission of this fund is to support the operations, programs, and projects of Historic Routt County!

Horizons Specialized Services Endowment 

An endowment fund established in 1998 to benefit operations of Horizons Services of NW Colorado.

Hospice Services of NW Colorado Endowment 

Established in 2003 to support any purpose or activity related to the mission or work of the Hospice Services of Northwest Colorado.

Howelsen Capital Improvements Fund-General Purpose 

The mission of the fund shall be for capital improvements, within the Howelsen Recreation Area, that provide a public benefit.

Howelsen Capital Improvements Fund-Ice Arena 

The mission of the fund shall be for capital improvements, within the Howelsen Ice Arena, that provide a public benefit.

Howelsen Capital Improvements Fund-Parks & Recreation 

The mission of the Fund shall be for capital improvements within the Howelsen Recreation Area that provide a public benefit.

Howelsen Capital Improvements Fund-Rodeo Grounds 

The mission of the fund shall be for capital improvements, within the Howelsen Rodeo Grounds, that provide a public benefit.

Howelsen Operating Endowment Fund 

The mission of the fund is to establish an endowment for the benefit of Howelsen Park and its facilities.

Human Resource Coalition Fund 

The fund was established in 1997.The mission of this fund is to provide continual funding for health and human service programs in Routt County.

IMPACT100 Fund 

Established in 2006, the mission of this fund is to encourage the next generation of leaders to participate in philanthropy. For all the current information, visit: https://yvcf.org/donors/impact100/.

Jeffrey Allen Dye Suicide Prevention Project Fund 

The fund was established in 2007. The mission of this fund is for suicide prevention efforts targeted at youth and young adult,s in memory of Jeffrey Allen Dye.

Jennifer M. Erickson Memorial Fund

The mission shall be for a single student scholarship to attend the annual Business Week conference sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of Junior Achievement. Priority consideration is to be given to a Christian Heritage School student, then to a Steamboat Springs High School student and then to a student attending a Routt County school OR for scholarships for a transfer student from a public school to attend the Christian Heritage School.

Kenny Corriveau Trade Scholarship

Established in 2016, this fund was created in memory of Kenneth James Corriveau.

Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs

The mission of this fund is to support the Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Foundation, Inc

Louis and Wilma Rossi Family Scholarship Fund 

Established in 2003, the mission of this fund is to support a SOROCO FFA graduate to further their academic or vocational studies.

Mark McManus Foundation

The Mark McManus Foundation provides community outreach and educational programs to raise awareness about the risks associated with prescription drug use, misuse and addiction. The foundation was started by Mara McManus Rhodes, Co-Founder of The Rx Task Force, after she lost her younger brother and only sibling in 2014 to opiate addiction. In collaboration with The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, donations will benefit educational programs for youth, parents, clinicians, coaches, mentors and professionals. In Mark's legacy, the hope is that no one will be in the dark about the power of addiction.

McCreight Smile Foundation 

The fund was established in 2006.The mission of this fund is to assist victims of domestic violence in N.W. Colorado with restorative and cosmetic dental care needs. For more information about the fund, visit: http://www.yvcf.org/smile

Monica Olson Veterinarian Scholarship 

The mission of this fund is to provide scholarships for students interested in studying veterinary science.

Nathan Hertzog Memorial Endowment 

Established in 2000 to carry on Nathan's passion for the environment, arts, education, cultural diversity, and social justice.

New Frontiers: Girls & Women Fund 

Established in 2004 to support Girls to Women program for 8th grade girls in northwest Colorado.

Northwest Colorado Health

An agency endowment fund established in 1998 for any purpose or activity related to the mission or work of the Northwest Colorado Health (formally VNA).

Painters Pathway

I am voting for Painters Pathway. "This trail should be named Painter's Pathway because when I looked at a picture, it showed me the trees in the fall were different colors. It looked as if each tree was painted with a different color. In the winter, the trees and ground are painted white. In the summer, they are painted green. In the spring, the forest gets splattered with different colors. On the ground, there are flowers which a painter creates and paints. The rivers, lakes, and ponds are th leftover blue and green paint."

Passport Club Membership 

A Passport Club membership is a great way to simultaneously support the community and enjoy the benefits that the Steamboat Ski Area provides.

Poogie Dawes Scholarship Fund 

Established in 2006, this fund was created in memory of Margaret "Poogie" Dawes. A single scholarship awarded to a Steamboat Springs High School female who displays the qualities of caring, compassion and friendship,and who is been involved in community and school activities within the last two years

Recreation Endowment 

Promoting Active Mountain lifestyles The mission of this fund is to promote lifelong interest in health and fitness. The fund was established in 1998.

Rita Valentine Memorial Endowment 

This fund was established in 1997 as a lasting memorial to Rita Valentine whose commitment to the community and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation will be felt for generations to come.

Robert Welborn Scholarship 

The mission of this fund is to provide scholarships for Routt and Moffat County students attending a trade or vocational school or pursuing a career in engineering or the sciences.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Fund 

The mission of this fund is to support the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.

Routt County CattleWomen Scholarship Fund 

The mission of this fund is to provide scholarships for college or vocational tuition, books and fees.

Routt County Crime Stoppers Fund 

Established in 2005, he mission of this fund it to support the Routt County Crime Stoppers Organization.

Routt County EMS Advisory Council Fund

The fund was established in 2006. The mission of this fund is to hold grant funds to upgrade communication systems for Routt County EMS.

Sam and Melissa Warner Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students graduating from Steamboat Springs High School.

Sascha Julia Franzel Life Fund

The mission is to support Perry-Mansfield School and Performing Arts Camp, Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) and other charitable purposes.

Seminars at Steamboat 

The mission of this fund is to operate for charitable and educational purposes including, but not limited to, engaging Steamboat Spring's and broader NW Colorado's communities in the discussion of important and current public policy issues, by attracting outstanding speakers to share their expertise in a public forum.

Ski Town USA Rotary Club 

The fund was established in 2005.The mission of this fund is to support local and international giving as determined by the Ski Town USA Rotary Club.

Ski Town USA Rotary Scholarship 

Primary purpose is to provide scholarships to students graduating from high schools in Routt County with specific criteria as determined by the Advisory Committee and provided to the schools and the Foundation with an application process

South Routt Education Endowment Fund  

The mission is to provide permanent endowment to support pre-K through 12th grade education in the geographical boundaries of the South Routt School District

Spring Creek Highlands

The trail is an extension of the Spring Creek Trail upwards towards Buffalo pass. The trail does not have its own independent trailhead, and instead is an offshoot off the top of Spring Creek, thus the name should tie in with Spring Creek.

Spring Creek Highlands

I am voting for Spring Creek Highlands. The trail is an extension of the Spring Creek Trail upwards towards Buffalo pass. The trail does not have its own independent trailhead, and instead is an offshoot off the top of Spring Creek, thus the name should tie in with Spring Creek.

St. Cecilia Fund

Distributions shall be made for programs that advance and promote the arts within the Yampa Valley in partnership with Holy Name Catholic Church.

STARS Fund 

The fund was established in 2007. The mission of this fund is to raise funds for scholarships that support adaptive activities and to obtain equipment for adaptive activities.

Steamboat Digs Dogs Fund

For the capital development and ongoing maintenance of dog parks, facilities and trails on public lands within the current geographical boundaries of the City of Steamboat Springs. The fund was established in 2017.

Steamboat Hut Association Fund 

The fund was established in 1994. This mission of this fund is to develop a hut system in northwest Colorado.

Steamboat Kiwanis/J.Scott Welles Scholarship 

The mission of this fund to provide scholarships for students who demonstrate a commitment to providing a better community, county and world in which to live.

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Scholarship Fund 

The mission of this fund is to provide educational scholarships with particular emphasis on all disciplines of snow sports. The fund was established in 1997.

Steamboat Ski Corporation Environmental Fund 

Established in 2002 by the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation to support charitable projects that benefit environmental issues in Routt County.

Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund

Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Community Fund will continue with their support of the community though sponsorships and other direct support.

Steamboat Springs Rotary Club Endowment 

Established in 1996 to expand the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's philanthropy in the community.

Steamboat Springs Volunteer Firemen's Fund 

Established in 1995 for the volunteer fire department to provide scholarships for graduating seniors of Steamboat Springs High School that wish to continue their scholastic pursuits.

Steve Maloney Memorial Fund 

This fund was established in 2008 in memory of Steve Maloney. Two scholarships will be awarded annually to athletes who are passionate about running, their sport of choice, and are seniors. They must be graduating from Steamboat Springs High School, Steamboat Mountain School, SOROCO High School or Hayden High School and have attended that school for at least two full semesters.

SunDog

I am voting for SunDog. SunDog is a synonym of a rainbow, While the trail builders were working to make this trail a reality, they saw several SunDogs. It is a colored ring around the sun. When you are enjoying the trail, hopefully, you will be lucky enough to see a SunDog too.

The Haven Fund 

The fund was established in 2005.The mission of this fund is for the benefit of West Routt Rural Health Council, Inc. dba The Haven.

Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund 

This fund was established in 2015 to provide a permanent endowment to support specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands, within the current geographical boundaries of Routt and Moffat Counties.

Tread of Pioneers Museum Endowment 

The fund was established in 2002 to provide a long-term giving vehicle that supports the mission and activities of the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

TURF IT NOW Fund 

Established in 2006 to put artificial turf on Gardner Field at the SSHS.

Turkey Bowl 

Turkey Bowl is an annual event taking place during Thanksgiving where teams are formed and donations collected. Winning team picks a nonprofit that will receive the donations.

United Way of Routt County 

The fund was established in 2005. The mission of this fund is to support Health and Humans Services through the Routt County United Way.

Western Heritage Partnership 

The fund was established in 2008. The mission of this fund is to advance understanding of our western heritage and fund project that support awareness and importance of our history.

William P. Spyker Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Established in 2014, in memory of William P. Spyker, this scholarship is for grants to high school students at Steamboat Springs High School who are enrolled in the moderate needs learning program who wish to pursue a college degree or trade school

Women Who Wine Giving Circle 

The mission is to create an opportunity for women who are passionate about supporting nonprofits through collective giving. This giving circle meets monthly to hear from a different nonprofit while enjoy a glass of wine.

Women's Giving Circle 

Your donation of $250 (or more) is pooled with gifts from all the women in the Giving Circle. Together you learn more about current needs in the community and make collective decisions about the most impactful places to grant the pooled funds. Sponsored by Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 100% of your gift is granted to local families and individuals in need. To learn more: http://yvcf.org/womens-giving-circle/

WZ Giving Circle 

Make an impact for families in need in the Yampa Valley. For more information, visit: http://yvcf.org/wz-giving-circle/

Yampa River Botanic Park Capital Development Fund  

The mission of the fund is to support capital development plans at the Botanic Park.

Yampa River Botanic Park Endowment Fund 

The mission of the fund shall be to establish an endowment for garden maintenance and park operations.

Yampa River Botanic Park Fund 

The fund was established in 2005.The mission of this fund is to support the operations of the Yampa River Botanic Park.

Yampa Valley Arts Endowment

Inspiring our Creative Passions This fund supports our Community Grants Cycle. The fund was established in 1998.The mission of this fund is to provide ongoing support for arts and cultural activities.

Yampa Valley Autism Program 

Established in 2004 to support families, train educational professionals and increase public awareness of Autism.

Yampa Valley Gives Fund 

The mission of this fund is for supporting and increasing philanthropy in the Yampa Valley through online giving in association with the Colorado Gives program and the Colorado Gives Day initiative;

Yampa Valley Land Trust Operating Endowment 

An agency endowment established in 1998 to support any purpose or activity related to the mission of the Yampa Valley Land Trust.

Yampa Valley Land Trust Stewardship Endowment 

Established in 1999, this fund supports the work of monitoring conservation easements and stewardship responsibilities of the Yampa Valley Land Trust.

YVCF Community Grant Endowment 

The Community Endowment provides an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their means, to participate in philanthropy through the annual grant-making program of the Foundation.

YVCF Operating Account 

The mission of this fund is to support the operating expenses of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

YVCF Trustee Operating Endowment 

An endowment for operating funds enabling the Foundation to provide vital community services to support the annual operating expenses of YVCF.