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CC receives $800,000 grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one… Continue Reading CC receives $800,000 grant

Pioneers Museum receives grant to continue renovations

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum was awarded a $199,382 State Historical Fund grant to finish the next phase of its exterior renovation project. The grant will allow the museum to start the third phase of its  $1.4 million, five-phase rehabilitation project, which started in 2010. The next projects will focus on restoration of stone and… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum receives grant to continue renovations

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Penrose receives smoking cessation grant

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services received a three-year grant worth more than $500,000 for its smoking cessation efforts. The Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Program Review Committee and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded the money to the hospitals to help create smoking cessation programs for patients. The hospital already has a program… Continue Reading Penrose receives smoking cessation grant

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The Fountain Creek Watershed Trails and Recreation Project has won a $2.5 million Great Outdoors Colorado lottery grant, one of eight funded via a special rivers corridor initiative to foster outdoor recreation and land preservation. The money will be used to turn Fountain Creek into a recreational asset in Pueblo and El Paso Counties.  … Continue Reading Fountain Creek receives $2.5 million for trails, recreation

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CPCD receives grants from Daniels Fund

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The Community Partnership for Child Development received a $25,000 Daniels Fund grant to support family services for the Colorado Preschool program. The program is offered to children 3 to 5 years old, and also helps their families receive education and support. CPCD serves 671 children in the program. The grant will be used to provide… Continue Reading CPCD receives grants from Daniels Fund

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CCLP receives $351,000 grant

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The Colorado Center on Law and Policy received a $371,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to strengthen poverty-reduction efforts across the state. The three-year grant is the first of its kind the foundation has made in Colorado, and will provide resources to enhance group efforts to reduce poverty – creating tools such as online databases… Continue Reading CCLP receives $351,000 grant

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has received an award of $400,000 from the federal government to make “fundamental changes” in health departments around the state. The grant comes from the Affordable Care Act and is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to create an effective public health… Continue Reading Health department receives federal grant for improvements

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The Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Task Force has received a grant to help document the role of Bent’s New Fort in the Sand Creek Massacre. Bent’s New Fort was built in 1853 after the abandonment nearby of Bent’s Old Fort, which was a 19th-century trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. It became the staging… Continue Reading Grant to help document Bent’s New Fort, Sand Creek

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The University of Colorado Aging Center has received a $731,872 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The agency will use the money to expand partnerships with Peak Vista Community Health Centers and other Pikes Peak area senior-care providers. The three-year grant will  increases the Colorado Foundation’s support of the center at the University of Colorado… Continue Reading $732,000 grant will aid Springs senior-care centers

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SET receives $400,000 grant

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SET Family Medical Clinics received a $400,000 grant from The Colorado Trust, the second largest grant in the nonprofit health care clinic’s history. The money will be sued to provide medical and health care services to underserved people – including the homeless, people without health insurance and those who are under-insured. The grant is second… Continue Reading SET receives $400,000 grant

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