Durango Tech is a loosely knit, informal group of folks who live in the Durango and Four Corners area and have an interest in tech. You don't have to be a geek - if you are an entrepreneur, investor, business owner, teacher, then you have a reason to stay current on technology. We are also passionate about drawing techies to the Durango area, and giving them options once they are here to be successful and thrive locally. Jump in!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Calling all entrepreneurs who need money

... as if that isn't a redundant statement!
Last week, as a result of our Herald article, I heard from The Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado. They are one of nearly 650 foundations across the country that are set up by people, corporations and families and are dedicated to improving the quality of life in a specific area, county or region.
It is a tax-exempt public charity that allows people or organizations to establish permanent endowments funds and gift funds within one large foundation and it offers inexpensive, value-added way to establish a family named foundation. The income from these funds, and the principal if the donor desires, is available to respond to emerging community problems and opportunities.
They are currently wrapping up their next grant cycle and are looking for entrepreneurial initiatives that grow jobs and the quality of life in our area. The grants range in size from $10,000 to $100,000. The concept proposal submission deadline is April 1, so act now. 
Elizabeth Marsh from the Foundation will be at the Cool Stuff Showcase if you have additional questions, but that is the night before the deadline so don't wait until then to submit.

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