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Local Charities in Summit County We Are Proud to Support

We would like to highlight some of the local organizations that do an amazing job of making our area the very best place to live. 

Advocates for Victims of Assault

Founded in 1979, Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc. provides services which enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and associated traumas while promoting peace in our community.  The vision of Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc. is to help create a violence-free community in Summit County through safety, support, education and accountability.  SummitAdvocates.org

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Our mission is to enrich, educate and entertain Summit County residents and visitors of all ages through high-quality professional theatre, community theatre and meaningful learning through the arts. BackstageTheatre.org

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center’s mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational and inspiring outdoor experiences. The BOEC serves nearly 2,700 participants for over 10,600 programs days in both its Adaptive Ski & Snowboard and Wilderness Programs each year.  BOEC.org

Building Hope Summit County

Building Hope Summit County is a community-wide initiative designed to create a more coordinate, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County. BuildingHopeSummit.org

CASA of the Continental Divide

CASA of the Continental Divide guides volunteer advocates who ensure a child's safety, best interest and well-being are at the forefront of legal proceedings.  MtnCASA.org

Carriage House Early Learning Center

Carriage House is dedicated to fostering intellectual, social/emotional and physical development in a high quality early childhood setting; building meaningful relationships with families and our community, honoring childhood, and inspiring life-long learners that have a sense of global responsibility. CarriagehouseBreckenridge.com

The Cycle Effect

The Cycle Effect’s mission is to enhance the lives of young women through mountain biking and to empower them through mentoring and education. In November of 2010, Donelson Coaching set out to create an opportunity for local young women with the idea that committed and driven kids should be able to participate in a sport we are so passionate about, no matter what their background.  They rode bikes while building self-esteem, improving their fitness, and learning about nutritional opportunities. They received top of the line mountain bikes and equipment, were trained by professional coaches, and competed in race events throughout Eagle County and beyond.  Mountain biking provided the means of these girls to escape the stresses of high-school life and teach life-long skills. TheCycleEffect.org

Domus Pacis

Domus Pacis is Latin for House of Peace.  Domus Pacis Family Respite encourages cancer patients, their families and friends to escape to the beauty of the mountains and experience the peace that comes from creating joyful memories for the people they most cherish. The Domus Pacis Family Respite, a Breckenridge, Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has the potential to make a difference in the lives of numerous families every year. Our goal is to conquer the logistical hurdles necessary to bring a family, including the member experiencing a traumatic illness, together. The Domus Pacis Family Respite program relies on the use of donated resort homes, as well as the giving nature of volunteers. The Board of Directors designated Summit County in Colorado as the initial respite community; the hosting of families began in June, 2008. DomusPacis.org

Education Foundation of the Summit

The Education Foundation of the Summit is a nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to supporting the public school students and teachers in Summit County. Founded in 2010, the foundation has expanded its support of public school teachers and students in Summit to include Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards each year, partnership and grants to school PTAs, scholarships to high school seniors, and collaboration with schools and community groups to increase opportunities for students. EFSummit.org

Far View Horse Rescue

Far View Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization dedicated to providing shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted equine animals. FVHRR is committed to reducing the number of unwanted horses, including American Mustangs, by providing community resources through equine education, information, and referral services. FarviewHorseRescue.com

Father Dyer Food Pantry

The goal of the Father Dyer Food Pantry is to provide a resource for the homeless, the unemployed, the disabled, the low-income employed, itinerant workers, individuals and families without regard to race, religion or financial status. The objective is to reduce the stress of daily living for these individuals and families. It has enabled many minimally employed to survive the frequent fluctuations of their paychecks.  In 2019, the amount of food distributed through the Food Pantry weighed 43,952 lbs. and the average number of people served was 433 per month.  The program is run entirely by volunteers.  It is accessible every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am until Noon. FatherDyer.com

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)

The Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), started serving Summit County, Colorado, in 1993 out of community necessity for more localized assistance. At the time, childcare and parent effectiveness were identified as major challenges facing Colorado residents. As a result, the State provided partial funding for “Family Centers” with missions to address these and related issues; the funds provided helped kick-start the FRC. In 1995, the FRC opened the Summit Thrift & Treasure store, the only nonprofit thrift store in the county. The thrift store opened in order to provide affordable clothing to Summit County residents and strengthen FRC’s financial stability. FIRC works to strengthen families through education and financial resources. We believe strong sustainable families are the key to a strong and healthy community. SummitFIRC.org

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

The stunning beauty of the high-mountain environment, along with an amazing variety of hiking and other outdoor recreational opportunities, is the reason why many locals call Summit County home. Our diverse outdoor activities also draw in about 4.5 million visitors from throughout Colorado, the United States and around the globe. Friends of the Dillon Ranger District leverages the power of volunteers to make sure the National Forest lands enjoyed by millions of people each year are not negatively impacted by their popularity. FDRD.org

High Country Conservation Center

Our mission is to promote practical solutions for waste reduction and resource conservation in our mountain community. We are focused on impactful climate action. Program areas include waste reduction, energy efficiency and clean energy, water conservation, and sustainable food production. HighCountryConservation.org

Keystone Science School

With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communties. KeystoneScienceSchool.org

Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts/Theatre SilCo

Our mission is to be the most transformative theatre in the Rocky Mountains.  Theatre SilCo is a professional theater company committeed to enhancing the quality of life in Summit County and the Colorado Front Range by providing unique and accessible cultural experiences through the Performing Arts. We increase imagination, engagement, and empathy in our community through our performance, educational and outreach programming. TheSilCo.org 

League for Animals and People of Summit County (LAPS)

Proudly serving Summit County, Colorado since 1990, the League for Animals and People of the Summit (L.A.P.S.) is a registered 501 C-3 non-profit #84-1157625. LAPS raises funds to support a variety of assistance programs for companion animals of low income families living or working in Summit County, Colorado. While not directly associated with the Summit County Animal Shelter, L.A.P.S. does support their spay/neuter program with a generous grant from The Summit Foundation. LAPS also sponsors a discount voucher for spay/neutering that can be picked up at the County Animal Shelter in Frisco. SummitLAPS.org

Mountain Top Explorium - Children's Museum

The Mountain Top Explorium is a community resource designed to promote informal learning through interactive exhibits and educational programming that nurture relationships between children and their world.  We inspire creativity, curiosity and new ways of thinking; we believe play is essential to life-long learning; we create education learning environments for personal connectiosn and community colalborations. MountaintopBreck.org

The National Repertory Orchestra

Our Mission is to Change Lives Through Music! The National Repertory Orchestra is a preeminent intensive summer music festival developing diverse, thoughtful, and socially conscious musicans through experiential learning.  We inspire young musicians to be great leaders in their communities while changing lives through music! Founded in 1960 as the Blue Jeans Symphony in Estes Park, CO, the orchestra moved to Evergreen, CO in 1966 and changed its name to the Colorado Philharmonic. In 1986, the orchestra relocated to Keystone Resort and changed its name to the National Repertory Orchestra in an effort to better recognize the national/international make-up of its musicians. In 1993, the Town of Breckenridge invited the orchestra to perform in the new Riverwalk Center, now NRO’s summer residence. NROMusic.org

Smart Bellies

Smart Bellies is a nonprofit organization in Summit County, CO providing children with backpacks full of nutritious food every Friday to enjoy on the weekends. SmartBellies.org

SOS Outreach

Here at SOS Outreach, we do one thing — help kids gear up for life. Grounded in outdoor experiences, our program ignites a passion for adventure, inspires the courage to try something new, and instills lifelong lessons and skills in our kids. It starts with gearing up for all the mountains have to offer, but in these moments we’re not just teaching kids to snowboard, ski, hike, climb, and camp. Our kids learn to connect with their peers, mentors and community, all of which help them discover an unknown side of themselves - a side that can do anything, especially overcome their circumstances and come out on top. Our goal is to inspire our kids with a sense of purpose, ultimately preparing them with the unique skills and strengths to contribute to the world beyond themselves. SOSOutreach.org

Summit Community Care Clinic

Summit Community Care Clinic is the only safety-net health care provider in Summit County, Colorado. We offer high-quality primary care, oral health, behavioral health, and reproductive health services to the medically underserved at an affordable cost. We have been recognized locally, state-wide and nationally for our integrated care model, and for the high quality of care that we provide. Care Clinic patients come from diverse backgrounds and income levels. Among the Care Clinic clientele are construction workers, teachers, realtors, retirees, chefs, ski instructors, lawyers, and college students. SummitClinic.org

Summit County Preschool

Summit County Preschool is a non-profit, private preschool. Our mission is to provide the community with the highest quality early education and care for children age 2 through 5 years. SCP staff use The Creative Curriculum and GOLD assessments for all age groups as a resource for all classrooms. Our curriculum goals focus on the skills, understanding, and attitudes young children need to develop. SummitCountyPreschool.com

Summit County Rescue Group

The Summit County Rescue Group (SCRG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit search and rescue organization that responds to backcountry emergencies in all weather conditions and all times of the year. In 2017 they dedicated approximately 5,400 man hours responding to calls for assistance, and more than 7,000 man hours in training. SCRG depends on grants and donations for training, equipment and to cover expenses. SCRC.org

Summit Habitat for Humanity

At Summit Habitat for Humanity we believe in the power of a safe, stable home. Through collaboration, volunteerism, and advocacy we invest in the outcomes that expand stable, accessible housing, and homeownership for those working to lay down roots in our communities. In all that we do, we strive to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through addressing homeownership and expanding housing accessibility across our rural mountain region. Join us as we build stronger communities together! SummitHabitat.org

The Summit Foundation

Established in 1984, The Summit Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving quality of life in our mountain areas. The Foundation strives to inspire donors, build partnerships, and mobilize resources to support community organizations in Summit County (and the surrounding communities) that foster Health & Human Service, Education, Art & Culture, Sports & Recreation, and Environmental Stewardship. Over $2 million in grants are annually distributed to nearly 100 nonprofit organizations and over 100 college scholarships are awarded to local graduating seniors. In 2013, The Foundation created the Youth Giving Council, which teaches high school students about philanthropy and is allowing them to participate in a grant awards process. TheSummitFoundation.org

Summit Concert Band

The Summit Concert Band is a community-based group focused on providing quality entertainment at events throughout Summit County and the central Colorado mountain region. The SCB enjoys a long and beneficial relationship wtih the Summit County Schools instrumental music program. Band members mentor and nurture the developement of these student musicians. Another important part of our mission is to promote adult enrichment throughout the local area. The Band welcomes musicians of all abilities to particiate in rehearsals and concerts. SummitConcertBand.org


Summit Historical Society

Summit Historical Society has a proud past and bright future...we are passionate about telling the stories of Summit County, Colorado through our sites and artifacts, programs and events. Established in 1966, the mission of the Summit Historical Society is to preserve and collect, provide education and interpretation, and engage our community in the history of Summit County, Colorado. SummitHistorical.org

Summit Nordic Ski Club

The primary mission of the Summit Nordic Ski Club is to provide the youth of Summit County with a well-balanced ski racing program including fitness, self-esteem, and character building through training and competition within a nurturing environment.  The Club will educate our youth about values of sports, healthy competition, individual effort and team spirit. SNSC participates in the Rocky Mountain Nordic Club (RMN) and observes the rules sanctioned by RMN. SNSC values healthy competition, individual effort and team spirit. SNSC.org

Summit Valley Horse Center

OUR MISSION: Summit Valley Horse Center provides rehabilitation to rescued horses so that they are more likely to be adopted into their forever homes.  We also aspire to enrich the lives of our community of volunteers and visitors to Summit County by providing them the opportunity to learn about the nature of horses, how to communicate with them, and to experience the well-known benefits of horse-person connections. SummitValleyHorseCenter.org

Timberline Learning Center

TLC supports our mountain community by providing families with quality early childhood education in a safe environment through a celebration of diversity, meaningful relationships and respect for our natural surroundings. TimberlineLearningCenter.com

Timberline Adult Day Services

Timberline Adult Day Services' mission is to assist and enhance the lives of individuals with cognitive, emotional or physical challenges through specialized adult day services, education and socialization with respite care for families and caregivers. TimberlineAdultDay.com

Trout Unlimited - Gore Range Chapter

Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. TU staff and volunteers work from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout and salmon habitat on behalf of today's anglers and coming generations of sportsmen and women who value the connection between healthy, intact habitat and angling opportunity. GoreRangeAnglers.tu.org

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