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Community Foundation for Greeley and Weld County releases annual report for 2016

The Community Foundation for Greeley and Weld County released its annual report for 2016, detailing its distributions and contributions to the community.

According to the report, the foundation distributed $1.5 million to various charities across 14 program areas. Of that $1.5 million, $200,000 went toward scholarships for 100 Weld County students.

The Community Foundation added 11 new funds to its portfolio in 2016. According to a news release, the funds were established to support a number of different focus areas, such as services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, recognition of Weld veterans and student scholarships.

Another area of focus for the foundation was the Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity. Funding from the foundation supported the completion of a home-build, which was built with the help of 50 Jefferson High School students looking to gain practical experience in construction. Students in the program received dual-college credit from Aims Community College, and two of the students in the build gained employment in the construction industry.

The foundation also provided back-office support for nonprofit organizations that gained 501(c)(3) status, including the Community Grief Center, Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools, Student Recovery Program and the Honor Flight Northern Colorado.