Mancos Valley Resources, a pass-through fiscal sponsor for grants and donations in Mancos and Montezuma County, was awarded a $5,000 Anschutz grant in June for administrative overhead.
The grant allows MVR to continue to support its sponsored projects and to offer Mini Grants of up to $300.
MVR, which provides support during the grant-writing process, oversight of necessary financial review, and tax reporting for sponsored projects, also recently served as the pass-through fiscal sponsor for a generous donation to Heart of the World, now the Mother Earth Restoration Trust. Mother Earth Restoration focuses on developing sustainable agriculture using traditional ago-ecological practices and heritage seed libraries, as well as serving as a think tank and demonstration site for indigenous tenets of land stewardship. The Mother Earth Restoration Trust is a subset of the United Nations Hydrological Initiative.
In August, MVR will be the primary recipient of proceeds generated from the first annual Mancos Brewfest, to be held at Cottonwood Park on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1 to 7 p.m.
The Mancos Brewfest, sponsored by the Mancos Brewing Co., will feature local music and regional beer sampling. Partial proceeds also will benefit the development of the Mancos River Trail. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.
For more information, visit www.mancosbrewingcompany.com or email [email protected]
MVR seeks new board members
Mancos Valley Resources seeks to fill seats on its board of directors. If you live in the town of Mancos or within Montezuma County, consider becoming an MVR board member. Board members will give your the opportunity of being part of a wide spectrum of community projects that enrich the lives of Mancos and Montezuma County residents through the arts, education, historic preservation, environmental advocacy, agricultural initiatives, cultural appreciation and humanitarian aid.
For information on becoming an MVR board member, email [email protected]
Stay tuned for more information about Mancos Valley Resource's sponsored project events, such as the Montezuma School to Farm Project's Homespun Supper later this year. If you have a community project in mind, contact MVR at (970) 533-7434, email [email protected], or visit us online at www.mancosvalleyresources.com. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation to MVR, please mail checks to: Mancos Valley Resources, PO Box 204, Mancos, CO 81328