Copper Environmental Foundation is Now Accepting Grant Applications

October 17, 2011

Copper Environmental Foundation Accepting Grant Applications


Copper Mountain, CO…October 17, 2011…The Copper Environmental Foundation (a non-profit 501c3), dedicated to the environmental sustainability of Copper, Frisco and the surrounding areas announces the 2011 grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation (CEF) was started in November 2007 by Copper employees, with a long-term goal to support environmental initiatives in Summit County and the surrounding area.


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 $80,000 to local community groups including: many Summit County Schools; the Summit County Resource Allocation Park; Silvana’s Community Garden; The Girl Scouts; Full Circle Environmental Club based in Leadville, CO; Summit Day Camps and Keystone Science School. 


The Copper Environmental Foundation’s 2011 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. 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 Friday, November 11, 2011 by 4 p.m.


Funds in the Copper Environmental Foundation are generated by employee paycheck donations and through donations during special events. Each and every employee-donated dollar is matched at 100% by Powdr - Copper Mountain, LLC. A committee of Copper employees will make decisions on grant awards.



Ben Brown, CEF President
Phone: 970-968-3012

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