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A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S 

2020

 

  • Raised $267,554 in grants and donations, despite the absence of all in person events. 

  • Received prestigious grants from the Park County Community Foundation, Gardiner Resort Area District, and AMB West Philanthropies. Met our goal to raise $45,000 during Park County’s Give-a-Hoot fundraising event.  

  • Purchased property located at 506 S. 4th Street in Gardiner to be used as affordable teacher housing. 

  • Secured $56,000 in grant funding from the Gardiner Resort Area District to begin renovations on the property, which will be reflected in our 2021 budget.  

  • Awarded $27,500 in Connect! Grants, funding such projects as new picnic tables, a new welder for the welding program, and a STEM learning initiative for preschoolers. 

  • Hired our first-ever executive director. 

  • Made incredible progress on our three year strategic plan, which was devised in January 2020. 

  • Became the fiscal sponsor of Rural School 360 — a project that helps extend the reach of behavioral and mental health services for children in rural Park County — helping them to secure a three-year $350,000 grant from AMB West Philanthropies. 

  • Partnered with the Gardiner Angel Tree project which helps to provide toys, clothing, personal items, school lunches, school activity fees, and much more to families in need, particularly around the holidays.