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Cait's Corner and The Stage (MHS FCCLA)

Montrose High School Capstone students have designed a horse sculpture and bench next to a small, multi-functional covered stage at the Montrose Botanic Gardens. Cait’s Corner was created to inspire a kind and caring community in memory of Caitlyn Haynes. This project is coordinated by the MHS FCCLA and with donations from the community, they hope to finish the project by the end of May 2016.

Montrose Civility Project

montrose-civility-project-logo-01Pay attention, listen, be inclusive, don’t gossip, show respect, be agreeable, apologize, give constructive criticism and take responsibility. These are the 9 simple tools for practicing civility, taken from P. M. Forni’s book Choosing Civility. These tools are the cornerstone of the Montrose Civility Project, a citizen-led effort created to urge the citizens in the Montrose area to communicate in a more respectful and effective way. This is not a campaign to end disagreements; it is a campaign to improve public interaction by simply reminding ourselves of the very basic principles of respect. For more information:

Common Ground

A faith-based non-profit organization that works alongside churches, ministries, non-profit organizations, businesses, local and state government agencies for the betterment of the Montrose community. Their goal is to build strong kids, strong families, strong churches and a strong community through common ground in Christ. For information:

Community Tunnel of Lights (MHS FCCLA)

Montrose High School student come together to build and illuminate a magical and dazzling new display to be debuted at the 2016 Garden of Lights! Groups, organizations, businesses and families may donate funds to purchase lights; Get together and have a “lighting bee” to add lights to the netting, or do both!

The Crosby Endowment

A family endowment meant to be a perpetual gift for children and music ministries for the Montrose United Methodist Church.

MHS Stadium Fund

When the current Montrose High School was built in the 1960s, the local population was much smaller than it is today. As Montrose and its surrounding areas have grown, so have the needs for improvements to the Montrose Community Stadium. A group of civic-minded community leaders have turned to local businesses and private citizens to plan, fund, and execute a long-term plan that will benefit the entire community for years to come.   Hundreds of volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to move dirt and rocks, assemble bleachers, pour concrete, install electrical and plumbing systems, and paint walls. Much has already been accomplished, yet much more lies ahead.

Montrose Botanical Society Endowment

The Montrose Botanical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides horticultural education and leadership for residents of the Uncompahgre Valley through the development of botanic gardens for demonstration, education and leisure. The Society created the Montrose Botanic Gardens to be an inspiration and an invaluable educational tool for residents as they strive to enhance a landscape that was once tumbleweed, sage and cactus. For more information visit

Montrose Police Charitable Fund

The Montrose Police Charitable Fund was established as a charitable fund for the annual Blue Tie Affair Police Officer’s gala, a fundraising event for the Montrose Police Department.

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

A family-friendly event focusing on agriculture and community. The mission is that the event is a community –led effort with strong partnerships that promotes strong engagement by volunteers, local growers, businesses and members of the community. For information about entertainment, sponsorships, tickets and booth applications, visit

Riverway Initiative

This is a collaboration between Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and the City of Montrose being joint property owners of a key section of river corridor. It is their vision to create a community asset to be enjoyed for generations to come. This will enable enhanced fishing opportunity in Montrose while offering habitat preservation.

Rural Philanthropy Days


The biggest event of the year for regional nonprofits will be coming to Montrose June 14th-16th, 2017. Every four years, Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) visits the San Juan region of Colorado, including nonprofits and community groups in Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days was designed specifically to better acquaint private funders and grant-making foundations with rural nonprofits and the issues they face in their respective communities. For more information call 249-3900 or visit:

San Miguel Power Association

A member-owned, locally-controlled electric power cooperative that provides safe, reliable, and responsible electric service to approximately 10,000 members and 13,500 meters in western Colorado. The Fund helps assist regional organizations with charitable programs through an annual application and grant review process.

United Methodist Church Endowment

The mission of this congregation is: Joyfully, to Love All, Serve All, and Share Jesus Christ With the World! The Church will use net earnings from the Endowment to enhance the work of the Church to establish new ministries and stewardship opportunities additional to and apart from the general operation of the congregation. For more information visit:

Western Colorado Landscape Collaborative

Sustaining healthy lands for vibrant communities. Can you imagine life without our colorful aspen groves, recreational trails, and clean-running rivers? In western Colorado, the quality of life is dependent on the health of our natural lands. These beautiful meadows and forests provide drinking water, support people’s livelihoods, and recharge our spirits. The WCLC supports a large array of projects to improve the health of natural lands. Support for this nonprofit helps prevent uncontrollable wildfires, blocks the spread of noxious weeds, and improves wildlife habitat. To learn more, please visit  or email