Fri May 15th, 2015
KSUT Four Corners Radio is pleased to announce the receipt of two grants totaling $55,000 from Colorado-based foundations in support of a capital campaign to build a new home for both Four Corners Public Radio and Southern Ute Tribal Radio, on the Southern Ute Tribal Campus in Ignacio, Colo. KSUT is a community supported public broadcasting organization that has been serving the communities of the Four Corners for nearly 40 years, providing diverse and eclectic entertainment, education, news, and information while promoting multicultural awareness and understanding.
The Gates Family Foundation granted $35,000 and El Pomar Foundation granted $20,000 to support the Eddie Box Jr. Media Center, which will house both stations. The Southern Ute Tribe has provided KSUT with a 30-year no-cost lease on a 5,000 square foot building, which previously served as the shipping and receiving building for the Sky Ute casino. For the past two years KSUT has been actively engaged in fundraising towards a goal of $2,029,000 to support the complete renovation of the building as well as to purchase modern broadcast equipment for both stations.
“KSUT is honored to be supported by two of Colorado’s finest philanthropic foundation’s, as we move forward with this exciting project” Rich Hoehlein, KSUT Board President.
The Gates Family Foundation makes philanthropic investments statewide that contribute to the quality of life in Colorado, create opportunities for youth, and support stewardship of this extraordinary place, particularly the state’s natural inheritance. At the end of 2014, the Foundation invested more than $241 million across Colorado towards these ends. In carrying out its mission, the Foundation strives to maintain a long‐term perspective and focus on the challenges and opportunities that will have the greatest impact over time on the people, communities and resources of the state.
El Pomar Foundation is one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling approximately $450 million. El Pomar currently contributes approximately $20 million annually through grants and programs. From its inception, El Pomar Foundation has provided more than $400 million in capital, program, and general operating support through direct grant making and has invested more than $47 million in various programs.
For more information on KSUT or to find out how you can support the capital campaign, go to www.ksut.org/capitalcampaign or call Bob Franklin, Executive Director, at 970-563-0255 or email@example.com.