The LCF Advisory Board would like to wish you and your family Peace, Love, Joy, and GOOD Health in the coming year!
2020 has been one of the more challenging years in memory. For the greater Lyons population, it has meant fighting a pandemic and a wildfire. For Lyons Community Foundation, almost everything we do has been impacted by the pandemic. While all of our fundraising events had to be cancelled, the community's need for our help only increased. In fact, this year has been an absolutely extraordinary year for giving. Typically, LCF grants $40,000 to local high school seniors and non-profits. This year alone, LCF has given over $100,000 to help local non-profits, graduating seniors, businesses and families.
☐ Send a check to LCF at PO Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540 ☐ Check with your employer about a corporate match ☐ Donate your car through Vehicles for Charity ☐ Consider including LCF in your estate plan. Please let us know if you do:)
Together, we can continue our legacy of giving in Lyons!
Community Support Grants: over $31k in 2020
This year, the committee awarded over $31,000 in grants to 14 separate projects including LEAF, Town of Lyons, Redstone Museum, Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission,etc. These projects represent four key areas that LCF has identified as their focus areas: Human Services ($16,700), Community Connectivity ($10,850), Local Ecology ($2,700) and Youth Investment ($1,250).
Human Services: Did you know that LCF has awarded Meals on Wheels with $16,000 since 2017?
Community Connectivity: Did you know that LCF has awarded the Town of Lyons over $139,000 since 2009 for public art projects (LAHC), Parade of Lights, Sandstone Concert Series, Winter Wonderland Concert Series, etc?
Youth Investment: Did you know that LCF has awarded almost $13,000 to Lyons Elementary School projects like the one below? Another $57,000 has been awarded to Senior High School students to help pay for college (see below).
Local Ecology: Did you know that LCF has awarded almost $10,000 to the Lyons Garden Club since it started in 2009?
Senior Scholarship Fund: $9,500 awarded to seven graduating Seniors from Lyons in 2020
Offering scholarships to Lyons area graduating seniors began in 2009 with a single $500 scholarship. In May, 2020 the LCF awarded $9500 in scholarships to seven Lyons graduating seniors. To date, $57,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to 59 college bound students. You can help send six graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area to college. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 each.