Nonprofits

Durango’s VFW Post 4031 gets a remodel, including new kitchen, dining area

A fresh kitchen and dining room remodel underway at the Veterans of Foreign Wars will allow Post 4031 to bring back to life its lower floor, which had fallen into disrepair. Demetrius Lewis, a Post...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Resources’ Project of the Year will be Giving Tree

Mancos Valley Resources has named the Giving Tree its Project of the Year. This was the 22nd year for the Mancos Giving Tree project, a holiday tradition in which local residents can pick up an...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Philanthropic women organize in Durango to boost giving

A group of philanthropic women has formed in Durango to bestow thousands of dollars in donations on local nonprofits – and they’re doing it game-show style. “The idea is collective giving for a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth-serving group plans to open in 600 block of Main Avenue

As high school students learned to carve turns, ride a lift and pick themselves up after slamming into the snow at Purgatory Resort, their mentors shared lessons about courage, integrity and...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna helps Fort Lewis College students enroll in federal food assistance

A Durango nonprofit began work in January at Fort Lewis College to break the stereotype that students should exist on ramen noodles. Instead, the group is helping students enroll in federal...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners urge action on new homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners questioned why a new organized camp was not a top priority in a public review Wednesday of a proposed strategic plan to address homelessness. The commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After three decades, Project Merry Christmas calls it quits

After 34 years of trying to make the holidays brighter for families and people in need, Project Merry Christmas has announced it will disband. In a statement posted to its website , the nonprofit’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Family Fund awards more than $310,000 in grants

The Ballantine Family Fund awarded more than $310,000 in grants last year to nonprofits across Southwest Colorado to support education, human services, arts and culture, among other causes. The...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado on solid financial ground after dire shortfall

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado raised $100,000 in the final months of the year, putting the nonprofit on solid financial ground after it faced a major budget shortfall. “I am just...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After organizational shifts, Salvation Army’s donations, volunteers down

The Salvation Army’s organizational changes in recent years have taken a toll on donations and the number of willing volunteers to ring bells outside grocery stores after many residents in Durango...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Church’s Native Hope Solar brings light and heat to Navajo families

Parishioners at First United Methodist Church came together a couple years ago to form a church-based nonprofit with the mission of providing solar lighting systems to impoverished families. The...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lon Erwin, longtime leader of Durango nonprofits, dies at 78

Lon Erwin, a longtime leader of Durango nonprofits, died Sunday in Farmington from Parkinson’s disease. He was 78. Erwin was the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County, the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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