Empowering Seniors in Boulder County: Frasier’s $100,000 Commitment to Community Well-being

In an inspiring initiative to bolster support for older adults in Boulder County, Frasier recently awarded grants totaling $100,000 to six local agencies. These funds, provided through the Frasier Community Resource Fund, are aimed at enhancing essential services for seniors.

Meet the 2024 Grant Recipients:

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging ($17,500): This grant will facilitate continued outreach and support to seniors in the Vista Village, Sans Souci, and San Lazaro manufactured home communities, ensuring they can live safely and independently.

Boulder Housing Partners Foundation ($42,500): The funds will be utilized in two impactful ways: furnishing 15 units at Hilltop for new tenants who were previously unhoused ($37,500), and supporting the BHP Emergency Fund ($5,000) to address housing stability issues across all BHP senior housing communities.

Boulder Older Adult Services ($7,500): This grant will help seniors access vital hearing, dental, and vision services that they might otherwise be unable to afford.

Harvest of Hope Pantry ($7,500): Funds will be used to provide bi-monthly mobile food pantries at two Boulder Housing Partners senior housing communities, ensuring that seniors have access to nutritious food.

Nederland Area Seniors ($5,000): This grant will help sustain and expand the services offered by NAS, fostering a vibrant community resource for seniors in and around Nederland.

Sister Carmen Community Center ($20,000): The grant will support a pilot program aimed at providing extended housing assistance and training to select clients, helping them achieve greater stability and independence.

Since its establishment in 2021, the Frasier Community Resource Fund has distributed a total of $295,000 to local organizations. This endowment was specifically created to engage residents in supporting nonprofits that offer essential services to older adults, aligning with Frasier’s commitment to social responsibility.

The Seniors for Seniors committee, comprised of Frasier residents, plays a crucial role in this initiative. They research the unmet needs of seniors in Boulder County, evaluate the work of nonprofit organizations, and establish grant criteria. After a thorough review process, including visits to each organization, the committee selects the grant recipients.

Looking ahead, the Frasier Seniors for Seniors committee will continue its annual distribution of funds to local nonprofit senior service organizations. Through a meticulous grant submission and selection process, they remain dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the lives of Boulder County’s older adults.