17 Current Projects

As the fiscal sponsor of 17 local, grassroots projects, Mancos Valley Resources is the primary source for charitable giving in our community. MVR works closely with the 18 projects listed below to ensure they have the administrative and financial support they need to achieve their goals.

If you are interested in having MVR consider your project for sponsorship, please click on the link below, print out the form for submission to us.

Fiscal Sponsor Application

Current Projects

The Pay It Forward Fund

Volunteers established this fund to support Mancos Valley residents in need of financial support as a result of unexpected medical situations or personal hardships that [...]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree: In its 18th season, The Giving Tree provides gifts, food and utilities vouchers for residents in the Mancos Valley during the holiday [...]

The Belonging Project

The Belonging Project is committed to loving our neighbor and supporting our common humanity. Belonging provides educational opportunities around immigration and Sanctuary in order to create inclusive communities and social change.

Painted Turtle Studio

This Community Arts Center makes art —primarily pottery — accessible to the community, provides arts education programming, and serves as an economic and artistic resource [...]

Mt. Lookout Grange

The Mt. Lookout Grange seeks to nurture community and fellowship by maintaining an affordable and accessible gathering place, to promote and facilitate educational activities, to [...]

Montezuma School to Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project (MSTFP) unites our rural heritage with our growing future by engaging students at the crossroads of sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, health, and economics through educational experiences in outdoor garden classes, on field trips, and in summer programming.

MLK Jr Breakfast

Volunteers started the MLK Jr Breakfast in 2009. It brings the community together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the [...]

Mancos Valley Chorus

This nonprofit organization brings “joy through the sounds of music,” and has operated under the MVR umbrella since 1998. Mancos Valley Chorus participants are mostly [...]

Mancos Trails Group

This organization seeks to promote trail stewardship and etiquette for all trail users in the Mancos Valley. Its volunteers are actively involved in various Forest [...]

Mancos Outdoor Adventure Kids

Mancos Outdoor Adventure Kids is an evolving community program that seeks to inspire local youth and families to get outdoors. The organization supports local programs [...]

Mancos Grain Elevator

Built in 1934, the Mancos Grain Elevator is being stabilized, rehabilitated, and restored so it can be open to the general public. The goal is to [...]

Mancos FoodShare

Mancos FoodShare (MFS) is dedicated to comprehensively addressing hunger and food security in the Mancos Valley by supporting healthy and local food access, production, education [...]

Mancos Farmers’ Market

This Farmers’ Market strives to provide affordable, locally grown, seasonally available produce as well as other locally sourced and crafted products to the residents [...]

High Desert Conservation District

This program works to protect the agricultural lifestyle in Montezuma County. It focuses on a whole farm approach to agricultural conservation; soil sampling procedures, evaluations, [...]

Four Corners Collaborative

The goal of the Four Corners Collaborative is to mobilize communities throughout our region to address the root causes of inequity and health disparities by [...]

Deep Creek Ranch

This organization aims to inspire regenerative relationships with the natural world, community, and food systems.  Housed on a 200 acre multi-generational family ranch and farm [...]

Chicken Creek Nordic Trails

This organization supports winter recreation by creating and grooming more than 20 kilometers of track for classic- and skate-style Nordic skiing on U.S. Forest Service [...]

What We Do

Mancos Valley Resources is the heart of the Mancos community. For more than 25 years, we’ve promoted the recreational, educational, cultural, historical and charitable assets of the Valley by supporting local and county grassroots, charitable projects.

As a trusted and established 501(c)(3), we serve as a fiscal sponsor for these projects, providing insurance coverage, tax preparation, grant solicitation support, fundraising and marketing. This allows our projects to direct their limited time and resources toward their programmatic goals.

For some of these grassroots community projects we serve as an incubator, allowing them to grow as an organization until they are ready to form their own 501(c)(3). We are proud that many of the successful nonprofits in Montezuma County started under MVR, including the Cortez Recreation Center, Leadership Montezuma, the Mancos Community Health Center and the Pinon Project.

Fiscal Sponsor Application

Past Projects

Leadership Montezuma

Leadership Montezuma identifies, enlightens, and encourages emerging leaders of diverse backgrounds, occupations and cultures for [...]

Mancos Mush

Various residents brought mushing back to Mancos for a few years. Read the Durango Herald [...]

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