Pride Foundation distributes funds for youth activities

© 2017-The Torrington Telegram

TORRINGTON – The Torrington Community Pride Foundation regular spring distribution totaled $6,314 in funds for youth centered activities to be held in the county.
CPF awards funding to eligible youth organizations, public schools, nonprofit organizations and public/governmental agencies. These awards are dispersed in May and November each year.

May awards included:
Goshen County Kiwanis for the Goshen County Fair Pig Wrestling: $1,250
Lingle Fort Laramie High School FBLA: $2,000
Goshen County Public Library for the Build a Better World summer reading program: $864
Goshen County Public Library for the All-American Eclipse presentation: $450
Goshen County 4-H in the Classroom: $1,250
Western Plains Historic Preservations Association for Expanding Environment Summer Youth Educational Program: $500

The CPF was established in 1996 to create a permanent tax-exempt entity to receive and distribute funds for the benefit of the Goshen County community. The foundation receives, invests, and disburses funds for any charitable purpose that proves beneficial to Goshen County residents.
A Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers from all areas of the county, administer the Foundation. Individuals, families, businesses, community organizations and others may contribute to the Foundation. These investments are pushed back out to Goshen County through our bi-yearly Grant program to youth organizations, public schools, nonprofit organizations and public/governmental agencies.
In some cases, the CPF provides fiscal sponsorships, a formal arrangement in which the foundation sponsors projects that either don’t have tax exemption or lack the resources to handle charitable contributions. The relationship allows a nonprofit or community group to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under the foundation’s exempt status.
The sponsored organization benefits by having access to the foundation’s financial, development and grant making expertise, and the CPF has an opportunity to work with important grassroots
community efforts.
Applications are administered bi-annually and are due no later than May 1 or November 1 of each year. CPF guidelines and applications are available at gogoshen.net or at the Goshen County Visitor Center located at 2042 Main Street in Torrington.
Completed applications may be brought to the Goshen County Visitor Center or emailed to [email protected] Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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