St. Thomas More Health Foundation awards more than $109K in community grants


The St. Thomas More Health Foundation (STMHF) hosted a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 28 to honor recipients of this year’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund grant.

The STMHF will provide more than $109,000 in community support of enhancing the health, safety, and wellness of the community.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Fremont County
  • Cañon City Area Metro Recreation and Park District
  • Cañon City First United Methodist Church
  • Cañon City Golden Age Council, Inc.
  • Cañon City Pregnancy Center
  • Cañon Literary Center
  • ECHO & Family Center Early Childhood Council
  • Family Crisis Services, Inc.
  • Florence High School Funfest
  • Fremont Community Foundation
  • Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services
  • Fremont RE-1 School District
  • Fremont Search and Rescue
  • Heart of Colorado CASA
  • Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont County
  • MCI Recovery Ministries dba Jump Start Recovery
  • Meals on Wheels Cañon City
  • Orchard of Hope Foundation
  • Senior Services Solutions
  • Tallahassee Fire Protection District
  • UAAOG/Fremont County Head Start

Organizations in Fremont County were encouraged to apply for program or equipment funding. Applications were reviewed by the Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund review community.

“We are grateful to every one of these community organizations for continuing the ministry of the Benedictine Sisters,” said Debby Fowler, STMHF director of stewardship. “It is deeply rewarding to the Fountain to partner with these groups on building a hesalthy and flourishing community.”

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