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The Valley Settlement Project

VSP is a dual generation initiative focused on school readiness and elementary school achievement, and economic stability and community engagement for low-income families from Aspen to Parachute.  VSP utilizes The Manaus Fund’s ability to leverage connections between community resources and families in need. The Manaus Fund received a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg […]

PRESS RELEASE: Parent Mentor Program an Early Success, Life Transforming

CARBONDALE, Colo…The Colorado-based Manaus Fund, with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, launched the Valley Settlement Project, a multi-pronged initative which includes the Parent Mentor Program, a program that trains parents to serve as teacher’s aides in classrooms. The program has not only attracted enthusiastic participants, but it has been life transforming for them […]

$100,000 Grant for Program Expansion

Two Colorado Statewide Foundations Grant The Manaus Fund’s Valley Settlement Project $100,000 for Program Expansion VSP uses El Busesito to offer much needed preschool programs in partnership with Roaring Fork School District CARBONDALE, Colo…The Manaus Fund has received a total of $100,000 in grants from two state foundations. The Daniels Fund grant is for $80,000 […]