Educational Grant Funding for Non-Profit Organizations

The mission of the LPEA Round Up Foundation Board is to advance and support causes within our service territory to improve the quality of life in our community.

LPEA uses unclaimed Capital Credits to provide funding for educational and community projects.

In considering whether to grant a request for educational donations or other contributions, you must:

  • Be a non-profit organization in good standing with the IRS within LPEA's service territory.
  • Demonstrate a direct educational need or benefit.
  • Request $5,000 or less per non-profit organization.
  • Have not applied for an educational grant within the last 12 months.

Notwithstanding the above, the board reserves the right to initiate or review larger projects that are more comprehensive in scope.

Grant applications are due on the first business day of the month and will be reviewed by the Round Up Foundation Board on the last Monday of each month. Grant funds are generally awarded two weeks after the board meeting.

If you are with a non-profit organization and would like to apply for funding from the Round Up Foundation, please fill out the webform below. If you have any questions or issues call Carrie Hugus, Community Outreach Specialist at (970)-382-3505 or email chugus@lpea.coop.

View non-profits who have received educational funding in the past at the bottom of this page. 

 
 
 

Grant History

 

Music in the Mountains

$2,500

Ruby Sisson Memorial Library Foundation

$1,800

Aspire Medical Services

$3,000

Friends of the San Juans

$3,700

Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation

$4,000

Durango PlayFest

$2,000

Wildfire Adapted Partnership

$3,000

Seed Studio

$2,236

Community Treehouse

$2,565

Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County

$5,000

Pagosa Play Place

$2,100

League of Women Voters

$3,150

Bear Smart Durango

$2,980

Silver Spruce Academy

$5,000

Chimney Rock Intrepretive Assiociation (CRIA)

$5,000

Four Corners Rainbow Youth Ceter

$2,358

4CORE

$3,250

Seeds of Learning

$1,500

Animas High School

$4,500

Durango Meltdown

$1,000

La Plata Search and Rescue

$3,000

Grand Total

$63,639

The Hive

$2,000

Durango Independent Film Festival

$1,500

Southwest La Plata Library District

$5,000

Durango Botanic Garden

$200

Fort Lewis Mesa PTO

$500

Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP)

$800

Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center

$2,000

PCs for Kids

$4,000

Durango Arts Center (DAC)

$5,000

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center

$3,672

San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra

$3,000

La Plata Youth Services

$5,000

Be Frank Foundation

$5,000

Fort Lewis College Physics & Engineering

$1,000

Be Frank Foundation

$5,000

Fort Lewis College Physics & Engineering Student Project

$1,000

Grand Total Donated

$44,672

 

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

$750

HOPE Community Christian Academy

$3,250

Sunnyside Elementary School

$1,500

Stillwater Music

$1,587

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center

$1,113

Fort Lewis Mesa PTO

$800

Student Wellness Initiatives at Fort Lewis College

$1,500

Riverhouse Children's Center

$1,500

The Liberty School

$2,500

Pine River Arts

$1,000

Foundation for Archuleta County Education (FACE)

$2,000

Sun Ute Community Center

$2,200

Companeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center

$3,200

Destination Imagination Pagosa Springs - Bombulum Draconis

$440

CloudBusters Rocket Team

$1,560

Durango PlayFest

$2,500

Colorado Outdoor Learning School (COLS)

$2,400

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School

$2,000

Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado

$5,000

Powerhouse Science Center & MakerLab

$5,000

Bayfield Early Education Program (BEEP)

$3,000

Friends of the Ignacio Community Library

$1,200

Wildfire Adapted Partnership

$1,000

La Plata Youth Services

$3,500

Riverview Elementary PTO Family Support Program

$400

Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County

$2,500

Aspire Medical Services & Education

$3,000

Grand Total Donated

$56,400

 

Durango Arts Center

$1,000

SOS Outreach

$1,000

FLC American Indian Business Leaders

$1,000

Park Elementary School

$1,005

SW Rural Philanthropy Days

$3,000

Fort Lewis Mesa PTO

$600

Pagosa Springs Youth Music, dba Pagosa Springs Girls' Choir

$2,000

Seeds of Learning

$1,200

Pagosa Springs Youth Choir dba as Pagosa Springs Girls Choir

$2,000

iAM Music

$2,000

Friends of the Ignacio Library

$2,000

Ignacio Elementary School

$2,000

The Liberty School

$1,000

La Plata Family Centers Coalition

$2,000

Women's Resource Center

$1,000

Pagosa Springs Elementary School

$1,500

Animas High School

$3,000

Pine River Shares

$2,000

Summer Science Camp at FLC

$1,000

Durango Aerospace Team

$2,000

Affective Education Programs - Durango High School

$1,000

San Juan Symphony

$2,000

Pagosa Peak Open School

$2,000

Bayfield Early Education Programs (BEEP)

$2,500

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA)

$1,116

Writing Center - FLC

$1,800

Blueprints of Hope

$3,000

REU Site: Enriching the REU Experience at FLC

$1,978

Exceptional Student Services

$3,500

Ruby Sisson Library

$2,000

Silver Spruce Academy

$2,000

Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF)

$500

Be Frank Foundation

$1,500

Pagosa Springs High School Building Trades Program

$3,000

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO)

$2,000

Grand Total Donated

$62,199

SOS Outreach

$2,000

Escalante Middle School

$1,000

Ignacio Elementary School

$1,100

Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF)

$1,200

Fort Lewis Mesa PTO

$600

Florida Mesa Elementary School

$1,202

San Juan BOCES Science Fair

$1,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

$2,500

Southern Ute Montessori Head Start

$2,500

Women's Resource Center

$4,000

Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center

$3,000

Chimney Rock Interpretive Assoc.

$1,000

Durango Aerospace Design Team

$2,000

Audubon Rockies

$2,000

Pagosa Pregnancy Crisis Center dba THRIVE

$3,000

SUCAP Youth Services

$3,000

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

$1,000

Pagosa Springs High School Building Trades Program

$4,000

Be Frank Foundation

$3,000

Southwest Colorado Math Teachers' Circle

$1,000

Durango Nature Studies

$2,000

Powerhouse Science Center

$2,000

Miller Middle School

$1,340

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

$1,000

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO)

$3,000

Grand Total Donated

$49,442

 

Archuleta County Education Center

$2,000

Bayfield Elementary School

$3,330

Bayfield High School Friends of Rachel

$1,000

Be Frank Foundation

$2,000

Destination Imagination Pagosa High School

$1,000

Destination Imagination Riverview Elementary

$2,000

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

$2,000

Durango Independent Film Festival

$1,000

Durango Montessori School

$1,592

Durango Nature Studies

$1,000

Durango Railroad Historical Society

$2,000

Fort Lewis Mesa PTO

$600

Friends of the Ignacio Library

$1,775

Friends of the Pine River Library

$2,000

iAM Music Institute

$2,000

Ignacio Elementary School

$1,000

Ignacio High School FCCLA

$1,000

Justice Ministries of Pagosa, Inc.

$1,630

Know Your Dough

$500

La Plata Open Space Conservancy

$1,000

Native American Education Program

$1,882

Pagosa Springs Youth Music, Girls' Choir

$2,000

Pine River Community Learning Center

$750

Pine Tree Youth Circle

$1,000

San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair

$1,000

Sexual Assault Services Organization

$4,000

Silver Spruce Academy

$3,000

SOS Outreach

$5,000

Sunnyside Elementary Preschool

$581

Sunnyside Elementary School

$900

Southwest Math Teachers' Circle

$1,000

Tri-County Head Start

$3,400

Women's Resource Center in Durango

$2,000

Educational Grants Total Donations

$59,440