Summit Seniors Grants

Criteria for Awards

Summit Seniors invites you to apply for a grant as part of our annual distribution of funds to the community. We direct these funds to organizations that have existing programs or want to create new programs for senior citizens in Summit County.

Grants are awarded based on financial need, benefit to and number of seniors, and the impact on people served. Organizations that have provided assistance to Summit Seniors (e.g. help at annual rummage sale, winter games, etc.) will be given consideration.

Grants & Fundraisers for Summit Seniors

Application Outline and Timing

In order to apply, you must be a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit. If you are interested in applying for a grant from Summit Seniors, you must submit the following information. The 2020 deadline is September 25, 2020.

  1. A cover letter expressing your interest in receiving grant funding from us and how it will support your strategy or business model. Include the total amount of your request.
  2. A listing of current programs you have for seniors in Summit County and what they have accomplished in the past 12 months. Indicate what this new funding will do to continue, add to or improve these programs and what will be accomplished with these funds.
  3. If you received previous grant(s) from Summit Seniors, what measurable results you used those funds to achieve?
  4. A copy of your organization’s most recent financial statements (income statement and balance sheet) or Form 990.

Please include the following contact information in your application:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email

To apply, submit one completed document electronically to lorie.williams@summitcountyco.gov and mail one hard copy document to:

ATTN: Grant Application
Summit County Community and Senior Center
83 Nancy’s Place
PO Box 1845
Frisco, CO 80443

Previous Grant Recipients

  • Alpenglow
  • Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
  • Family & Intercultural Resource Center
  • Friends of Dillon Ranger District
  • Lake Dillon Theatre Company
  • National Repertory Orchestra
  • Summit Community Care Clinic
  • Summit County Rescue Group
  • Timberline Adult Day Services

Fundraisers

The 50+ Winter Games is an annual fundraiser for the Summit Senior Center. The 40th 50+ Winter games was held February 9, 10, & 11, 2020 and over $13,000 was raised to support Summit Seniors and our support of Summit County senior citizens through our grants. Learn more about the 50+ Winter Games, sponsorship, and see results and photos for 2020. The 2021 50+ Winter Games will be held on February 8, 9 & 10, 2021. Because of the pandemic, we expect to have changes to the agenda and events for the 2021 50+ Winter Games, but the full extent is not known yet.  To volunteer for the 50+ Winter Games, contact Cathy Sapp at rockymtncmc@gmail.com.

The Margarita Booth happens in the summer during the Frisco BBQ challenge, 4th of July celebration, where seniors set up a booth and sell margaritas with proceeds going to the Senior Center. If interested, there will be a sign up at the front desk of the Senior Center when it gets closer.

Every August

The Rummage Sale is an annual sale at the Senior Center which will be held from August 8 – 11. Drop-off is August 6 & 7. If you are interested in preparation, or have questions on this event, please email Brenda Alberico at bhalberico@gmail.com.

In 2020 in lieu of the annual Rummage sale, cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a successful donation campaign was undertaken and Summit Seniors raised almost $39,000 to support our annual grant giving for 2020.  The annual Rummage sale is the largest fundraiser for Summit Seniors usually raising about $40,000.