The Ballantine Family Fund
Also in 2022, the Ballantine Trustees granted an additional $50,000 in Core Value grants to nonprofits bolstering youth mental health through experiences in the outdoors. These grants included support for Audubon Rockies ($5,000), Montezuma Land Conservancy ($9,000), Montezuma School to Farm ($9,000), Southwest Open School ($7,000), and a $20,000 planning grant for a collaboration of four SW Colorado environment organizations serving youth: La Plata Open Space Conservancy, Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Mountains Association and Southwest Conservation Corps.
These Core Value Grants are an unsolicited infusion of funds designated for a significant impact in a particular area of need, as identified by the Trustees.
The Community Foundation supports the Ballantine Family Fund as grant managers by bringing 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.