Ski Town Rotary Running Strong with Local Grants
The Steamboat Ski Town Rotary Club is riding strong with its local grant giving, continuing to improve the lives of people, communities and organizations both locally and abroad.
In the 2021 fiscal year, the Ski Town Rotary Club awarded $24,000 in its philanthropy efforts, including $17,300 in local donations, $1,000 in international giving, $4,000 in Steamboat High School scholarships and $1,700 to Rotary Club International’s Polio Plus campaign.
Far from resting on its laurels, this year it’s upping that amount, awarding out nearly $38,000 in its philanthropic giving. Included in the increase is a substantial boost in local donations, including the addition of financial assistance awarded to the North Rout Charter School, Roots Community Garden, Routt County Riders, Oak Creek Hockey, and an additional $3,000 to Integrated Community. Other grants awarded include $4,000 to support victims of the Marshall Fire in Boulder County; $1,000 each to Steamboat’s Warhorse Ranch and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and, internationally, a separate $1,000 grant to Kiev Rotary to support victims of the Ukraine/Russia conflict. It also plans to award more than 50 percent of the proceeds from its upcoming Hoedown fundraiser Sept. 2 to the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat.
“In addition, we provided seven $1,000 scholarships to Routt County high school seniors this year, recognizing both academic and leadership excellence,” says the club’s Kevin Booth, who handed the president torch to Rob Knutson this year. “It’s been a great year of giving for the club.”