16 Current Projects

As the fiscal sponsor of 16 local, grassroots projects, Mancos Valley Resources is the primary source for charitable giving in our community. MVR works closely with the 16 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

PIFF was established for 81328 residents who are experiencing financial difficulty due to unexpected medical situations or personal hardships i.e. job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree allows local residents to pick up ornaments from Christmas trees displayed around town and buy gifts, food or help pay utilities for families in need during the holiday season.

The Belonging Project

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

Painted Turtle Studio

The Painted Turtle is a place to cultivate and provide a safe and inspiring space for people of all ages and walks of life to explore the world of art and their inherent creativity, curiosity, and playfulness. enriching lives and communities.

Mt. Lookout Grange

Mt. Lookout Grange improves the economic well-being, social connectedness, and quality of life for agricultural producers and all in our rural community.

Montezuma Youth Alliance

MYA provides mentorship in group settings or one-on-one to the youth in Montezuma County seeking to improve their access to opportunity, independence, sound decision making and well being as they grow into adulthood.

MLK Jr Breakfast

This free event was instituted in 2009 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whose great accomplishments as an activist made him the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement.

Mancos Valley Chorus

The Mancos Valley Chorus is MVR's oldest running program, established in 1998 by a few friends and neighbors interested in sharing "joy through the sounds of music."

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.

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 and distribution.

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 of the Mancos Valley.

High Desert Conservation District

This project works to protect the agricultural lifestyle in Montezuma County by planting seeds of inspiration to promote conscious stewardship of our natural resources.

Deep Creek Ranch

This organization aims to inspire regenerative relationships with the natural world, community, and food systems. 

Chicken Creek Nordic Trails

A nordic ski area located just outside of Mancos in the San Juan National Forest, Chicken Creek is groomed and maintained by a local group of volunteers.

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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