Steamboat awards $730,000 to local organizations focused on arts, environment and human services |

Steamboat awards $730,000 to local organizations focused on arts, environment and human services

More than 40 local organizations will received nearly $730,000 in funding through an annual allocation approved by Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The money impacts three categories of organizations with focuses on arts and culture, the environment and human services.

The 2023 allocation, which is based on a percentage of the city’s general fund budget not including aspects of its debt service, is the highest it has been since this allocation started, and this year’s allocation pushes the total amount of funding awarded since 2013 to more than $5 million.

“Over the past decade, the city, through this program, has allocated more than $5 million to a vast array of organizations,” said City Manager Gary Suiter in a news release. “This program not only shows the value of the work these organizations do, but the commitment this community has in supporting these vital efforts.”

The grants range from $2,000 to $56,000. Applications for funding are considered on a variety of criteria by a steering committee, which forwards the recommendations to council. Council unanimously approved the allocations on Tuesday’s consent agenda.

This year’s total allocation of $729,000 grew by nearly $100,000 or 16% over last year’s total. Each of the categories saw an increase in funding over 2022 as well.

 Arts &CultureEnvironmentalHuman ServicesTotal
2022$180,000 $105,000 $345,000 $630,000 
2021$148,673 $63,798 $307,754 $520,225 
2020$158,000 $67,800 $327,060 $552,860 
2019$148,000 $62,000 $307,061 $517,061 
2018$138,936 $50,000 $273,241 $462,177 
2017$134,000 $48,000 $256,400 $438,400 
2016$125,807 $45,000 $242,000 $412,807 
2015$115,320 $43,000 $225,000 $383,320 
2014$112,475 $40,000 $210,500 $362,975 
2013$102,000 $34,500 $193,000 $329,500 
10-Year Total$1,465,211 $648,598 $2,895,016 $5,008,825 
Provided by the city, the chart above shows Steamboat Springs Community Support Funding allocations by year and sector.

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