19th Hole Concerts grant application now open


    By Tracy Pope
    Community Foundation serving
    Southwest Colorado

    The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is announcing a grant opportunity for Archuleta County nonprofits to participate in this summer’s 19th Hole Concerts. The nonprofit grant application is now open. The deadline to apply is April 30. 

    The 19th Hole Concerts benefit the Archuleta County nonprofit community and promote southwest Colorado’s talented music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent for four Thursday evenings in July at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

    The cover charge for each concert is a $10 donation to support the four nonprofits selected. Proceeds from the cover charges will be pooled and distributed equally to the four featured organizations. The goal is to provide a $1,200 grant to each participating nonprofit.

    “We are so excited to be reviving the 19th Hole Concerts this summer, after taking a break during the pandemic last year,” said Briggen Wrinkle, executive director of the Community Foundation. “We are keeping a watchful eye on all public health and safety concerns. Having such a beautiful outdoor venue at the Golf Club, where it is so easy for guests to physically distance themselves, will make these community events a popular option this summer.”

    The 19th Hole Concerts will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 8 with Bob Hemenger; July 15 with the San Juan Mountain Boys; July 22 with Zia Chicks; and July 20 with Jack Ellis and Out on Work Release.

    The application for nonprofits to apply can be accessed under the “Nonprofit Resources” tab on the Community Foundation’s website, swcommunityfoundation.org. The selected nonprofits will be announced in mid-May. 

    “The Archuleta Committee of the Community Foundation is thrilled to offer a safe community event with live, local music to benefit of our local nonprofits,” said Bethany Bieth, board and committee member of the foundation. “We have missed so many of our community-minded events over the past year. It will be wonderful to gather together again.”

    As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation works to increase sustainability and success for nonprofits while maximizing effective grantmaking for philanthropists in our region. The Community Foundation serves Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties.