Aspen Community Foundation members presenting check to Garfield 16 School-Based Family Resource Center

The Garfield 16 School-Based Family Resource Center was awarded a $20,000.00 grant from the Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) as part of the Community Grantmaking program.

According to the organization, "ACF's Community Grantmaking program has been addressing the needs of the Aspen to Parachute region since 1980. Made possible by contributions from individuals wishing to support a pooled grantmaking fund, this program supports nonprofit organizations working in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, family support and essential human services."

According to ACF's Cradle to Career Director, Valerie Carlin, "We have been big proponents of family resource centers as a model for schools. We were very excited to work with Garfield 16 when they were first thinking about a family resource center, and then when it became a reality, we knew we wanted to support it. We think it's a great resource for families. The best way to really help people get what they need, is through the school district's resource center."

ACF has been a major supporter of Garfield 16's School-Based Family Resource Center since its inception five years ago. According to Garfield 16's School-Based Family Resource Center Coordinator, Claudia Flores Cruz, "We are extremely grateful for all the support the Aspen Community Foundation has given us throughout the years. The funding they provide allows us to achieve our goal of helping families in need in our school district, and we couldn't do it without the support of our community, and organizations like the Aspen Community Foundation."