Six Points Evaluation and Training

Six Points Receives Grants to Support Construction and Operations

Contact: Sue Uerling, Executive Director
Six Points Evaluation & Training, Inc.

Six Points Building With Siding

January 20, 2014, GUNNISON, CO – Six Points Evaluation and Training, Inc. recently received grant awards from several Colorado foundations to support the construction of its new training facility and Thrift Store, as well as in support of its programming for its developmentally disabled clients. The Adolph Coors Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, El Pomar Foundation and Gates Family Foundations have all either awarded or pledged their support totaling $130,000 for construction.  Anschutz Family Foundation also awarded Six Points $5,000 for operations

“All of us at Six Points are so honored and inspired to have received this support from such distinguished foundations here in our state,” said Six Points Executive Director Sue Uerling. “Thanks to this assistance at such a crucial time in our capital campaign and fiscal year, we are confident we will be able to reach our financial goals successfully.”

Uerling explained that the funding pledged from the Adolph Coors Foundation, Boettcher Foundation and Gates Family Foundation for the facility construction will be awarded as “challenge” grants meaning that Six Points must raise the remaining monies needed to complete their Capital Campaign goal of $1.44 million before these foundations will release their grant payments.

“With the funding that has been pledged by these Foundations, Six Points has less than $200,000 to complete our goals and I feel very hopeful that our neighbors in this valley really want to see this project completed and will step up to support our campaign financially,” said Uerling, “as the new facility will be such a benefit for our clients and the entire county.”

Uerling reported that the new facility is nearly completely enclosed for the winter with the steel beams and siding from the former Russell Stover Candy Store of Montrose fully erected and new windows and a new roof installed.  The next phase of construction will be to pour the remaining slab and begin construction on the interior, “hopefully with donated services and supplies that also will count towards the challenge grant awards.”

Six Points Building South Side

Six Points provides education, training, assistance and support to developmentally disabled adults and their families in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties.  For more information about services or the Six Points Capital Campaign to complete construction of its new facility, please call Six Points at 641-3081.