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Ballantine Family Fund

The Ballantine Family Fund is a general purpose fund, which means the Trustees approve grants across a broad spectrum, including arts and culture, environment, animal protection, education, human services, and youth. Nonprofit organizations submit an online application to the Ballantine Family Fund. The Trustees evaluate the requests to determine their ability to support the proposal based on the mission and purpose.

In 2016, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded $262,439 to 117 nonprofits in Southwest Colorado, which includes Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties. The average grant size was $2,251.

The Community Foundation supports the Ballantine Family Fund by bringing the nonprofit knowledge and financial expertise, while the Ballantine trustees maintain their independence with grant making decisions and funding priorities.

To apply to the Ballantine Family Fund, please click here.

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I am a ‘horizontal’ as opposed to a ‘vertical’ person, meaning I have a wide variety of interests and passions as opposed to depth in one or two areas of need. Because of my broad base of interest, philanthropy was becoming a complicated, tedious, and solo effort. Setting up my Donor Advised Fund with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado simplified the process. I am able to deliberately establish a giving pattern that will continue on after I am no longer able to make philanthropic decisions.

- Kathleen Adams, Board Member

I am extremely proud to be a Fund Holder, as well as President of the Board of Directors for this outstanding organization. It has elevated philanthropy in our community by pairing the needs of the nonprofits with those who have a passion to fund their mission. The Foundation is an important engine to our community’s health.

- Molly Martin, Board President

Blue Lake Ranch - A Country Inn
Fredrick Zink Associates
The Payroll Department
Skywalker Construction
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