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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-January 6, 2023-Steamboat Springs City Council approved $729,000 on Tuesday evening, January 3, 2023, that will be spread across a variety of local organizations that serve the needs of the Yampa Valley.
“Over the past decade the city through this program has allocated more than $5 million to a vast array of organizations,” said City Manager Gary Suiter. “This program not only shows the value of the work these organizations do, but the commitment this community has in supporting these vital efforts.”
For 2023, $729,000 will be directed to support 41 different agencies and organizations serving the community with awarded grants varying from $2,000 to $56,000.
The City of Steamboat Springs Community Support Funding allocates funds annually to assist community organizations that fall within one of the following allocations coalitions – Arts & Culture, Environmental and Human Services.
The community support coalition funding is budgeted at 1.46% of the city’s general fund expenditure budget less debt service, capital outlay, and transfers. Applications are ranked on a set of criteria by a selection committee with expertise in the specific coalition. The steering committee then forwards a funding recommendation to city council. The 2023 allocation saw a 16% increase from the previous year and was approved unanimously by City Council this past Tuesday.
Arts & Culture
Colorado New Play Festival, Opera Steamboat, Perry Mansfield School & Camp, Piknik Theatre, Seminars at Steamboat, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Creates, Steamboat Dance Theater, Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Strings Music Festival, Yampa Valley Choral Society.
CCALT (formerly Yampa Valley Land Trust), Community Agriculture Alliance, Friends of the Yampa, Routt County Conservation District, Routt County Wildfire Mitigation Council, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Yampatika.
Advocates/Better Tomorrow. Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, Comunidad Integrada/Integrated Community, Cycle Effect, Family Development Center, First Impressions, Junior Achievement, Lift Up of Routt County, MindSprings Health, NW CO Center for Independence, NW CO Community Health Partnership NW CO Health, Partners in Routt County, REPS-Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Rocky Mountain Youth Corp, Routt County Council on Aging, Routt County United Way, SOS Outreach, STARS, Steamboat Reading, Totally Kids, Warhorse Ranch, Yampa Valley Autism Program.
ContactTim Wohlgenant, Executive Director, Yampa Valley Community Foundation, 970.879.8632 or emailKim Weber, Finance Director, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8250 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email