FORT COLLINS — Ent Credit Union has awarded $200,000 in Youth Endowment Services (YES) grants to 74 nonprofit organizations across Colorado, including 11 Northern Colorado organizations.
“Through both the COVID pandemic and the economic challenges many are currently facing, these organizations have continued to provide support and meaningful assistance for youth in the communities we serve,” Annie Snead, Ent’s community advocacy partner, said in a prepared statement. “For more than 65 years, Ent has a legacy of giving back to those same communities. YES Grants are particularly meaningful at Ent as the recipients are selected entirely by a committee comprised of Ent team members from a variety of areas throughout the credit union.”
Since inception of the program in 2000, more than $1.8 million in Ent YES grants have been awarded to more than 300 Colorado nonprofits serving children. YES grants have helped organizations find shelter for children facing abuse, put food on table, foster education and literacy programs, and other services.
In addition to statewide winners Bravehoods, Hope House of Colorado and the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, several Northern Colorado area organizations received YES grants:
• 3 Hopeful Hearts.
• CASA Larimer.
• Childsafe Colorado.
• Crossroads Safehouse.
• Foundation Music School.
• Grand Family Coalition.
• The Family Center/La Familia.
• Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development.
• UCHealth Northern Colorado.
• United Way Weld County.
• Weld Food Bank.