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Our Giving Back - Looking Forward

For over 75 years, we have made it a priority to give back to our community, and this shines brightly in everything that we do. From donating to local schools, giving back to charities and volunteering our time, we display our dedication to building future growth and prosperity.

Since we began our ECB Giving Back - Looking Forward grant in 2019, we have been able to donate over $200,000.  You must be a non-profit, school or community minded organization to apply.  The application window closed August 1, 2022.

 

2022 Giving Back - Looking Forward Grant applications currently closed.

Check back soon to meet our 2022 recipients!

2021 Grant Recipients

Eastern Colorado Bank was proud to present Giving Back- Looking Forward Grants to these local schools, charities and organizations. All our donations are going to bettering the community and helping to build future prosperity!

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Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 2021

ECB donated $2,500 to the Catholic Charities of Central Colorado to help provide emergency support for families and parents with children who are engaged with Life Coaching a.k.a. family-strengthening...
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Cheyenne County School District

ECB donated $5,000 to the Cheyenne County School District to help purchase the new LED lights for the Tigers football field....
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BL McArthur Senior Center

ECB donated $5,000 to help pave the parking lot and replace the sewer line for the Burlington Senior Center....
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Dynamic Dimensions

ECB donated $2,000 to Dynamic Dimensions to help keep up the tradition of the Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need....
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Prairie Family

ECB donated $2,000 to Prairie Family Center to help provide and deliver food boxes to senior citizens in Kit Carson County Colorado....
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Burlington Community Ball Field Project

Eastern Colorado Bank has donated $2,000 to the Burlington Community Ballfield Project with our 2021 Giving Back - Looking Forward Grant. The Burlington Community Ballfield Project is building a sun s...
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Share the Spirit Foundation, Inc.

ECB donated $2,500 to Share the Spirit Foundation to help them purchase new shoes and socks for disadvantaged children who reside in the areas of Sheridan Lake, Cheyenne Wells, Kit Carson and Burlingt...
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Colorado East Community Action Agency

ECB donated $4,500 to the Colorado East Community Action Agency to help them to continue to offer stabilizing services to families with low income in Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties....
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Hugo Fire Protection District

ECB donated $4,500 to the Hugo Fire Protection District to help them purchase 2 sets of turnout gear to help keep the fire fighters safe while fighting fires....
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Hugo Public Library

ECB donated $500 to the Hugo Public Library to help expand their children's reading section....
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Your Community Foundation

ECB donated $500 to help the Your Community Foundation of Limon, CO to help them preserve the old fashioned theater marquee for generations to come....
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CASA of Pikes Peak Region

ECB donated $500 to the CASA of the Pikes Peak Region to help in funding to recruit, train and manage volunteers to serve the influx of abused and neglected children entering the child welfare program...
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Dream Centers

ECB donated $2,500 to Dream Centers to help provide homeless women and women with children to get housing and to learn how to move on with their lives and provide for themselves and their children....
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Forge Evolution

ECB has donated $1,000 to Forge Evolution (formerly CS Teen Court) to help provide early intervention education and restorative justice options to low-income youth/families who are referred to this pr...
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Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado

ECB has donated $1,000 to Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado to support it's mission to 'empower youth to own their own economic success' through programming focused on financial literacy, career...
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Partners in Housing

ECB has donated $1,000 to Partners in Housing to help provide transitional housing an supportive services to help homeless families with children locate employment improve their education, income and ...
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Springs Rescue Mission 2021

ECB has donated $2,500 to Springs Rescue Mission to help provide hunger relief and addiction recovery services....
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THE Place 2021

ECB has donated $2,500 to THE Place to help provide services for runaway and homeless street youth in El Paso County....
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Sharon Springs Golf, Inc.

ECB has donated $2,000 to the Sharon Springs Kansas Golf course to help them rebuild their buildings from the tornado damage earlier this summer....
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Weskan School USD 242

ECB donated $3,000 to the Weskan Schools to help start a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) for Health Science CTE pathway....
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Wallace County Schools USD 241

ECB has donated $5,000 to the Wallace County Schools in Sharon Springs, KS to help fund a Computer Numerical Controlled Plasma Cutter for their welding program....
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Kit Carson Chamber of Commerce

ECB has donated $2,000 to the Kit Carson Chamber of Commerce to replace 2 upper windows on the east side of the Kit Carson Pool Hall, which is listed on the National and State Historical Registries....
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Kit Carson Historical Society

ECB has donated $2,000 to the Kit Carson Historical Society to help fund the exterior painting of the Old Rail Road Depot and Signal Maintenance House....
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Kit Carson School District

ECB has donated $2,000 to the Kit Carson School District to help students design, create and implement a community facing, student led CTE store in Kit Carson....
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Kit Carson Fire Department

ECB has donated $2,000 to help the Kit Carson Fire Department fix their commercial style freezer that the entire community uses....
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Prairie View Health Resources

Our donation of $5,000 to Prairie View Health Resources will be used to help pay the expenses for one applicant to attend the Registered Nursing program at Lamar Community College and come back to wor...

2020 Grant Recipients

Eastern Colorado Bank was proud to present Giving Back- Looking Forward Grants to these local schools, charities and organizations. All our donations are going to bettering the community and helping to build future prosperity!

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The Place

Our donation of $2,500.00 to The Place will help with the expenses for their Emergency Youth Shelter program in the Colorado Springs, CO area....
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KC School

Our donation of $10,000 to the Kit Carson School was used for their new scoreboard at the football field....
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Strand Theater

Our donation of $2,500.00 to The Strand Theater in Sharon Springs, KS helped with expenses when it had to shut it's doors due to COVID-19 in 2020....
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Springs Rescue Mission

Our donation of $2,500.00 to the Springs Rescue Mission will help fund the resources they need to help people who are experiencing homelessness and give them stability and personal improvement options...
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Royal Family KIDS

Our donation of $500.00 to Royal Family KIDS will help fund their Mentoring Club with supplies for the Royal Family KIDS Little Campers and Mentees. ...
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DayBreak

Our donation of $2,000.00 to DayBreak - An Adult Day Program in Woodland Park, CO helped with improvements to a new 12 passenger van with wheelchair accessibility....
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Limon Fire Dept

Our donation of $5,000.00 to the Limon Area Fire Protection District will help purchase new bunker gear to keep their firemen safe while protecting their communities....
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Wallace Cty Beautification Committee

Our donation of $2,500.00 to the Wallace County Beautification Committee will help purchase a bronze statue for the Sharon Springs courthouse lawn and 6 benches for the communities of Sharon Springs, ...
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2021 GB-LF CW BB

Our donation of $5,000.00 to the Cheyenne Wells Athletic Clubs helped startup a new school gym where all of the kids can lift weights and work out in the Tigers Den....
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Stratton Area Foundation

Our donation of $2,500.00 to the Stratton Area Foundation will help in constructing of a combined Child Care facility and Community Rec center in Stratton, CO....
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Dynamic Dimension

Our donation of $2,500.00 to Dynamic Dimensions, Inc. helped purchase frozen turkeys for their annual Thanksgiving Basket project to give food to those in need....
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Limon Child Development Center

Our donation of $3,500.00 to the Limon Child Development Center will help them with expenses from having to be shut down for months because of COVID-19....
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Prairie View Health Resources

Our donation of $5,000.00 to Prairie View Health Resources will help purchase a preowned 3D Mammography Unit for the X-ray department at Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne Wells, CO. ...
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Karval Community Food Pantry

Our donation of $1,500.00 to the Karval Community Alliance helped to expand and purchase new items for their Karval Food Pantry for those who are in need of assistance....
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Catholic Charities

Our donation of $2,500.00 to Catholic Charities of Central Colorado helped fund emergency resources to vulnerable families and children in needs....
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Wee Blew Inn

Our donation of $5,000.00 to the Wee Blew Inn - the Burlington Community Child Care Center will help with the expenses of being shut down during COVID-19....
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Wallace County Community Care Center

Our donation of $5,000.00 to the Wallace County Community Care Center will help fix up their current Dodge handicapped van that they use to transport their residents to doctor appointments....
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Ft Wallace Museum

Our donation of $600.00 to the Fort Wallace Museum in Sharon Springs, KS purchased a mounted badger for their Teddy Roosevelt display. It's an interesting story you should visit the museum for more de...

2019 Giving Back - Looking Forward Recipients

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Weskan Township

With our donation the Weskan Township will be able to replace trees at the Weskan Cemetery that were destroyed in a fire....
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Cheyenne Wells Metro Recreation District

Our donation to the Cheyenne Wells Metro Recreation District will help fund the addition of a water splash pad to be located next to the Cheyenne Wells swimming pool in the future....
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Wallace County High School

Our donation to the Wallace County High School will help to fund the upgrade of the schools' computer and software equipment!...
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Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

For over 50 years, the Catholic Charities of Central Colorado have been a place of hope and help for many families. Our donation will help to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable families and ki...
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USD 242 Weskan Schools

Our donation will help the Weskan School upgrade their K-6th grade Bridges Math curriculum!...
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Children's Literacy Center

The Children's Literacy Center helps students learn and grow by providing them with the skills to succeed. We were proud to support their after school tutoring program for 600 kids annually!...
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Urban Peak Colorado Springs

The Urban Peak Colorado Spring mission is to help the youth in our community develop supportive relationships and self-sufficiency. Our donation will fund an emergency youth shelter program....
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Kids in Need of Dentistry - Mission Dental

Kids in Need of Dentistry provides low-cost and high-quality dental care to kids across Colorado. We were happy to help assist in upgrading curing lights and sterilizer's for children's dental work....
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado

The Ronald McDonald House Charities is an extraordinary light in many peoples life's during very difficult times. Our donation will help contribute to the building of a new Ronald McDonald House at Ch...
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Reach Pikes Peak

The Reach Pikes Peak elevates low income households to acquire assets for long term sustainability. Our donation will help build to this contribution. ...
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Sacred Heart Catholic Food Pantry

We were proud to present our grant to the Sacred Heart Catholic Food Pantry in Cheyenne Wells, CO. They provided food and gift baskets to over 50 families in need this holiday season....
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Kit Carson Rural Development

For nearly 15 years, Kit Carson Rural Development has made it their mission to promote, beautify and assist in the betterment of the Kit Carson and Wild Horse Communities. It is our hope that this don...
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Our Hometown Charitable Foundation

Our Hometown Charitable Foundation mission is to enrich the lives of people in the community and help the youth achieve their goals. This donation will kickstart their annual project to bring Chromebo...
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Dynamic Dimensions, Inc.

Dynamic Dimensions, Inc provides training, advocacy, and equal opportunity to individuals in the community! We were happy to see our donation go towards Thanksgiving baskets for families in need in Ki...
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Limon School District RE-4J

Our donation helped the Limon School District be able to update and replace aging bleachers and press box's at the football/track field!...
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Limon Chamber of Commerce

With our donation the Limon Chamber of Commerce will be able to setup a copy center in Limon for small businesses and purchase a copy machine!...