The Summit Foundation

    Since 1986, The Summit Foundation has awarded $24.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations operating programs in Summit, Lake, Grand and Park Counties and in scholarships to local high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education.

    In 2015/16, The Summit Foundation and representative Donor Advised Funds distributed over $2.4 million in grants to 90 nonprofit organizations operating in Summit, Lake, Park and Grand Counties. In addition, $180,800 in scholarship funds was awarded to 100 local high school graduates pursuing post-secondary degrees.

    The Summit Foundation awards grants in Fall and Spring cycles, and the Breckenridge Film Festival’s year-round programming is a proud recipient of The Summit Foundation’s grant funding.

    Town of Breckenridge

    The Town of Breckenridge allocates a portion of taxpayer dollars to fund nonprofit organizations with programs, initiatives and events that are aligned with our strategies and that demonstrate how they can make an impact for our community. The Town’s grant process was created as a means to fairly, equitably and consistently provide funding and in-kind services to the community. Those supported in the grants process are charitable organizations that enhance and serve the Breckenridge/Upper Blue area through a Grant Application Program.

    Grants are awarded once a year to agencies providing programs, service and/or events in the areas of health and human service, art and culture, education, environment and sports. The Breck Film Fest is a proud recipient of the Town’s grant support.

    Beaver Run Resort


    These are the building blocks of the atmosphere at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.  Solidly built on ensuring your Breckenridge, CO vacation, getaway or conference reaches beyond your expectations, they are driven to provide the highest levels of service to our guests by offering upscale Breckenridge accommodations all within one property.

    Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center is the premier lodging partner of the Breck Film Fest, the home base for nearly one-half of our filmmakers and the site of some of the best deals for weekend accommodations during the festival.

    Look for news announcing special Breck Film Fest and Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center lodging pricing packages during the summer.

    Kaiser Permanente

    Because health isn’t an industry. It’s a cause.

    Kaiser Permanente was founded on the radically simple idea that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. That’s why you can find high-quality care and coverage in one place.

    As a member, you’re at the center of everything we do — from pioneering new ways to treat cancer to building useful tools that make it easier to stay on top of your health.

    We’re all in this together. And together, we thrive.

    Kaiser Permanente provides strategic support for the Breck Film Fest’s year-round programming, supporting health and thriving communities through the arts. We are proud to work with Kaiser Permanente in Summit County.

    Breckenridge Creative Arts

    Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA)—or BreckCreate for short—was developed by the Town of Breckenridge to support and promote arts, culture and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. This multidisciplinary nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge.

    BreckCreate and the Town of Breckenridge are generous sponsors of the Breckenridge Film Festival’s screening venues.

    Colorado Creative Industries

    “Colorado Creates” is Colorado Creative Industries’ largest grant program. This award provides financial support to help nonprofit arts organizations and communities produce arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to their communities and enhancing the quality of life.

    Colorado Creates Grants stimulate creativity and support arts and cultural activities statewide by providing:
    · Access to grants that leverage other funds and provide a seal of excellence
    · Support for existing arts and cultural events, and venues and arts education activities
    · Support in as many communities as possible
    · Access to general operating support

    Colorado Creates Grants are given annually on a competitive basis. Proposals are reviewed by panels based on three review criteria:
    · Artistic excellence and merit of proposed activities
    · Community involvement and benefit from proposed activities
    · Implementation capacity, such as effective planning, management, and budgeting of the organization and the project.

    Breck Film Fest is proud to have received the “Colorado Creates” grant for the 2016 and 2017 festivals.