Copper Environmental Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

May 26, 2010



Copper Mountain, CO…May 26, 2010…The Copper Environmental Foundation (a non-profit 501c3), dedicated to the environmental sustainability of Copper, Frisco and the surrounding areas announces the 2010 grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation was started in November 2007 by Copper employees, with a long-term goal to support environmental initiatives in Summit County and the surrounding area. Employees may voluntarily contribute to the Copper Environmental Foundation, and all employee contributions are matched at 100% by Copper Mountain. A committee of Copper employees will make decisions on grant awards


The Copper Environmental Foundation supports projects that promote environmental sustainability through education, scientific research or community-based initiatives in our mountain community. To date, the Copper Environmental Foundation has granted more than $30,000 to local community groups including: many Summit County Schools; the Summit County Resource Allocation Park; Silvana’s Community Garden; Full Circle Environmental Club based in Leadville, CO; Summit Day Camps and Keystone Science School. 


The Copper Environmental Foundation’s Spring 2010 grant cycle continues with a focus on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs or projects in Summit and Lake Counties.  Projects should have environmental education and/or action components and should have a positive impact on the local community. Projects with the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are strongly encouraged. Grant requests are considered annually and to request a grant application, please email or visit  to download an application.


The Copper Environmental Foundation is accepting grant applications up to $20,000, though grants under $5,000 are more likely to be awarded.  Eligible recipients may be private and non-profit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call Ben Brown at 970-968-3012 to discuss potential projects before submitting an application. Please email completed applications to Sorry - we only accept email submissions. The deadline for grant applications is Wed., June 30 at 4 p.m.



David Roth
970.968.2318 ext. 38827

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