Programs serving the homeless, the aging and the disabled were among major grant recipients as the Daniels Fund board approved $11.6 million this week.
Major grant recipients in Colorado include the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association; Arapahoe House; Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation, La Junta; Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Colorado Drug Endangered Children; Colorado Neurological Institute; County of El Paso School District 2; Craig Hospital Foundation; Foundation for Educational Excellence; Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs; Grand Valley Catholic Outreach; Independence Institute; Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain Inc.; La Puente Home; Mile High United Way, Denver’s Road Home; North Park Medical Clinic; St. Francis Center; Senior Hub; the Salvation Army Intermountain Division; Urban Peak – Denver; West Denver Prep Charter School and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.
The Daniels Fund will award a projected $38 million in grants and $13 million in college scholarships, totaling an estimated $51 million in funding in 2007. The latest grants came in a third-quarter allocation. Program areas eligible for grants through the Daniels Fund fall under the categories of: aging; alcoholism and substance abuse; amateur sports; disabilities; education; homeless and disadvantaged and youth development. The Daniels Fund operates the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as funding programs with a national impact.