The Denver-based Daniels Fund has announced grants totaling $6 million to nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
The majority of the grants were awarded to organizations working to improve education in their communities or to organizations serving seniors, the disabled, and the homeless. Grant recipients in Denver include the Mile High American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, the Colorado Meth Project, and the Stand for Children Leadership Center, Denver Chapter.
In New Mexico, grants were awarded to the New Mexico School for Architecture Construction and Engineering in Albuquerque and Santa Fe Public Schools, while in Utah grants were awarded to the Ability Foundation in Murray, the American Legion Utah Boys State in Ogden, and Jewish Family Services and Playworks Education Energized, both of which are in Salt Lake City. In Wyoming, the fund awarded grants to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming in Casper, Hot Springs County Senior Citizens Center in Thermopolis, and Stride Learning Center in Cheyenne.
"The importance of the nonprofit sector to our society and the size of its impact are generally not well known," said Daniels Fund president and CEO Linda Childears. "The amount of good these organizations do is remarkable, and the services they provide to those in need are irreplaceable."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Daniels Fund Web site.