Teton Springs Foundation Continues to Give

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The Teton Springs Foundation has been granting money to Teton Valley non-profit organizations since 2001, and they don't plan on slowing down. With over $375,000 donated, the Foundation is proud of what they have accomplished and only want to go further.

The Teton Springs Foundation has been granting money to Teton Valley non-profit organizations since 2001, and they don't plan on slowing down. With over $375,000 donated, the Foundation is proud of what they have accomplished and only want to go further.

Non-profit organizations, nationwide, face an uphill battle every day to raise funds for their causes. They are described as organizations that generate income for no profit of their own. They reach out to people in need, they protect our environment and work to uphold the heart of communities. Here in Teton Valley, they are doing just that, they strive to both preserve our home as well as help it grow.

The Teton Springs Foundation recognized a long time ago that they wanted to be a part of this. They created a group of Valley residents that would make up the Board to grant money to those organizations. Jon Pinardi was quoted as saying, "A special element of the Foundation is that it is managed by county residents FOR county residents. The founders of Teton Springs knew there would be community impacts from our development. They believed that it was important that each of us give back more than we receive." The money is collected through fund-raisers as well as individual contributions and real estate transactions.

Grants are given out in the Spring and Fall of each year. This Spring the application deadline will be Friday May 2nd. If there are any questions, or if you would like to receive an application, please visit http://www.tetonsprings.com or contact Casey Singer at 208.787.8008 ext. 18. You can either drop off the application or send it to 10 Headwaters Drive in Victor, ID 83455. The Teton Springs Foundation is eager to contribute to causes that affect all of those living in the Valley.

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