At our August board meeting, board members unanimously approved co-sponsoring the September 26 Out of the Darkness Southwest Colorado Walk for suicide awareness. Our club donated $250 and also invited the organizer to speak to our club about mental health and suicide prevention. 
Earlier in the year, club members supported the International Service Committee’s recommendation to donate $3000 to support the Manchichi Project of the Rotary Club of Boquete, Panama. This project aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality by implementing an empowerment-based program that trains and equips local indigenous midwives.
In spring, our club also awarded $400 to the local chapter of the nonprofit Addict II Athlete to help the group purchase new shoes and other athletic gear for its participants.
Since mid-2020, Telluride Rotary also has supported:
  • Telluride AIDS Benefit Student Fashion Show
  • Norwood Fire Protection for new equipment in its ambulance
  • Telluride School District for “PE Gym Bags” for at-home physical education during the pandemic
  • Telluride School District for video conferencing equipment to improve hybrid classroom/at-home learning during the pandemic
While not a granting foundation, Telluride Rotary maintains a small service budget that annually is used to support a variety of beneficial community projects. These range from Angel Baskets to tree planting, and recently, to grants for equipment to help the schools and medical providers respond to new challenges posed by Covid. If you have a community-based project that needs a boost of support, email to describe your project and request an application.