Bessie Minor Charitable Fund awarded $42,805
• Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, Literacy Committee, Frisco, Colo., $300 to provide assistance with the Fall 2013 Literacy Fair in Summit County.
• Summit County Library, North Branch, Silverthorne, Colo., $750 to fund Literacy Book Bags to promote literacy through parental involvement.
• Summit Cove Elementary School Summer Reading Project, Frisco, Colo., $1,500 to provide books to students and share with parents how to create a culture of reading at home.
• Red Canyon High School, Eagle, Colo., $2,000 to provide expansion of language arts offerings and addition of writing Response to Intervention classes
• Garfield County Public Library Foundation, Rifle, Colo., $2,000 to assist Library Foundation in presenting the “Discover Earth” exhibit.
• Elk Creek Elementary School, New Castle, Colo., $1,940 to establish a “Reading Rendezvous” summer program to combat summer reading regression while strengthening parent connections.
• Ross Montessori School 2013 Spring Science Fair, Carbondale, Colo., $2,000 to provide assistance in developing a school-wide science fair.
• Friends of Grand County Library, Kremmling, Colo., $1,000 to fund Youth Services Early Literacy Kits designed to teach early literacy skills in library preschool story hours.
• Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Grand Junction, Colo., $1,000 to provide support for the Children’s Words Project.
• City of Greeley Museums, Greeley, Colo., $2,400 to provide scholarships for students to the Fall History Festival at Centennial Village Museum.
• Dos Rios and Meeker Elementary Schools, Evans/Greeley, Colo., $1,750 to fund development of a Sensory Garden at the Poudre Learning Center.
• Weld Central Junior/Senior High Schools, Keenesburg, Colo., $1,500 to purchase of books to be used in a reading contest between the Junior and Senior High Schools.
El Paso County:
Ellicott Elementary School, Ellicott, Colo., $1,800 to fund Family Literacy Kits to be used during the summer library program.
• Family Connections of Douglas County, Roseburg, Ore., $2,000 to Support the “Growing Up WILD” child care program providing enhanced learning opportunities for children in day care.
• South Umpqua Rural Community Partnership, Roseburg, Ore., $2,400 to provide assistance for development of reading packets about utilizing wood “wastes” as soil amendments.
• Douglas County Youth Orchestra, Roseburg, Ore., $1,250 to support the orchestra’s bow replacement program.
• Elkton Education Additional Resource, Elkton, Ore., $1,400 to purchase of a drumming instrument set for use in the K-5 music curriculum.
• East Primary School, Sutherlin, Ore., $1,250 to fund establishment of libraries of picture books to use in Kindergarten writing curriculum.
• Glide Middle School, Glide, Ore., $575 to fund a program to allow for progress monitoring reading, writing and math.
• Chicago Park School, Grass Valley, Calif., $2,000 to develop a hands-on, family-centered science program.
• Arts Educational Foundation, Nevada City, Calif., $2,000 to help implementation of the Watershed Academy, a team-learning project integrating literacy, art and science.
• Sierra SmartPath, Soda Springs, Calif., $2,000 to fund adult literacy classes in Kings Beach, Calif., and Truckee, Calif.
• Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education, Truckee, Calif., $1,400 to fund the El Andar Summer Program, a parent-engaged summer literacy program for low income students.
El Dorado County:
• Friends of the Library, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., $750 to provide eight weekly creative art experiences at the public library.
• Tahoe’s Connection for Families, Incline Village, Nev., $1,840 to fund an early childhood literacy program teaching parents to build literacy in their infants and toddlers.
• Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, Incline Village, Nev., $1,700 to provide in-school natural science curricula connecting natural surroundings with science learning experiences.
• Get in the Act! Arts in Action, Stateline, Nev., $1,750 to provide a Science Action Theater residency at Tahoe Valley Elementary School.
• Eagle Valley Middle School, Carson City, Nev., $550 to fund the purchase of high-interest, low reading level books to assist students reading below grade level.