The Trustees of the Ballantine Family Fund awarded more than $300,000 in grants to nonprofits in 2017.
In addition to the previously reported $54,000 in Core Value Grants in Montezuma County, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded unsolicited grants to 114 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties.
According to a news release, the average grant size was $2,167.
“For 60 years, Southwest Colorado has benefited from the generosity of the Ballantine Family Fund,” said Briggen Wrinkle, grants manager for the Ballantine Family Fund.
“Our community has been uplifted and supported in countless ways through the Ballantine Trustees with financial gifts to help nonprofits truly succeed in serving the region,” Wrinkle said.
The Ballantine Family Fund was established in 1957 by Morley C. Ballantine and Arthur A. Ballantine Jr. for the purpose of providing financial assistance to nonprofit causes that benefit the human condition in Southwest Colorado, according to a news release.
The full grant amount breaks down as follows:
By sector, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded $2,000 to animal protection, $68,500 to arts and culture, $54,060 to education, $27,000 to environment, $64,000 to human services, $17,500 to youths and $14,000 to “other.”
By county, the Ballantine Family Fund awarded: $18,500 to Archuleta, $6,000 to Dolores, $139,060 to La Plata, $61,500 to Montezuma, $7,500 to San Juan and $15,000 to other counties that support Southwest Colorado.