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Bridge Project receives Daniels Fund grant

Programs serving the homeless, the disabled and the aging were among the major grant recipients as the Daniels Fundboard approved $9.5 million in funding at their fourth quarter meeting in Denver.

DU’s Bridge Project will receive $125,000 for 2008 and $100,000 for 2009 to support its programs for young people whose families live in public housing — creating after school, summer, scholarship and adult and family programs.

Other grant recipients include Bayaud Industries, the Colorado Parent and Child Foundation, Colorado Youth Corps, Congressional Medal of Honor Society Colorado Convention, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Alliance Programs, Food Bank of the Rockies, Fort Carson School District Eight, Goodwill Industries of Denver, Hospice of Metro Denver, Mesa State College, Rebuilding Together Metro Denver, Seniors Resource Center, the Fund for Colorado’s Future high Horizons Project, the YESS Institute and Warren Village.

The Daniels Fund supports programs on aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, disabilities, education, homeless and disadvantaged and youth development.

“The level of funding made available through the charitable legacy of Bill Daniels is amazing,” says Linda Childears, Daniels Fund president and CEO. “However, the nonprofit organizations that strengthen our communities by providing vital services continue to struggle with a lack of funding and need everyone’s support,” she adds.

The Daniels Fund — founded by Daniels College of Business namesake Bill Daniels  — operates the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as funding programs with a national impact.

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