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By Administrator | September 21, 2020

Cortez, Colorado (CNN) — On a crisp December afternoon, as the sun slowly fell behind the nearby Sawatch Range, Addie and Jude Schuenemeyer stared at a nearly dead tree, a few apples dangling off its last living branch. Click the image below to see the great piece about Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. So proud to […]

Onward! Grant Cycle Now OPEN

By Administrator | September 1, 2020

The 2020 Grant Cycle is now open! If you are a nonprofit in Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, Archuleta, or San Juan (Colorado) County, please take a look at our guidelines and apply before October 16th at 5 PM.  Click the button at the top of our website to visit our grant information page. For questions, contact […]

3 Chicks Bakery & Cultivating Sacred

By Administrator | August 26, 2020

The Journal had a wonderful article about Cultivating Sacred’s new venture: 3 Chicks Bakery in Dolores. “Three Chicks Bakery and Deli was started by Alana Connelly and Layce Cates to provide support, employment and housing for women who have been victims of abuse or are dealing with homelessness, depression, divorce, addiction or have just gotten out […]

Congrats to our scholarship winners!

By Administrator | July 29, 2020

Onward! managed scholarship awardees: Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship: Adam Yoder, Mancos High School $2000/yearly renewable scholarship; Nanabah Sam, Grand Canyon University (former MCHS graduate); Katelynn Sweat, Colorado University-Denver (former MCHS graduate); Dylan Long, University of Wyoming (former MCHS graduate) $2000/yearly renewed scholarship MCHS Alumni Scholarship (MCHS specific scholarship): Casen Allmon, $1000 non-renewable scholarship Leonard […]

Friends of Rec says THANK YOU!

By Administrator | July 24, 2020

A big round of applause 👏 for Eleanor Kuhl for all her years of service with the Friends of Recreation advisory committee. Eleanor was a founding member of the scholarship committee offering memberships to the Rec Center for low income individuals and families. Your hard work and dedication will be missed. (Also pictured: Debi Berger […]

News Article about MORP

By Administrator | July 20, 2020

They are amazing! Keep up the good work, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project. Orchard hub to serve Montezuma County apple growers – The Journal

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance Tours Available

By Administrator | July 15, 2020

We are proud to have the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance (SCCA) as part of Onward!’s fiscal funds. Volunteers with the SCCA offer tours of sites in Canyons of the Ancients, provides educational programming for youth, and monitors sites throughout the area. Take a look at this great video created by Local News Montezuma about the […]

Good Food Collective Keeping Busy

By Administrator | July 8, 2020

Fiscal Fund Partner, the Good Food Collective (based in Durango)  works with partners to reinstate an intact regional food system in the Southwest. Enjoy this great video about all their hard work.  

MCERF Grant Cycle Open

By Administrator | May 4, 2020

Onward! A Legacy Foundation, a community foundation dedicated to the philanthropic health of Southwest Colorado, is opening their Montezuma County Emergency Relief Fund application cycle. This fund was set up to give donors a vehicle to support nonprofits and our community in a time of crisis. Established in response to COVID-19, the Montezuma County Emergency […]

MCERF Partners with SW Community Foundation

By Administrator | May 4, 2020

MARCH 2020 – In the first round of funding, Onward! partnered with the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado’s CERF fund to quickly distribute money to the following nonprofits: 1) Pinon Project  $5,000 2) Good Samaritan/Sharehouse $4,000 3) Mancos Foodshare  $2,000 4) Bridge Emergency Shelter  $3,000 5) Reaching out to Community and Kids (ROCK) in Dolores County – […]