Fruita Area Chamber Foundation

Purpose Statement

The Fruita Area Chamber Foundation is dedicated to advancing and promoting Fruita, Colorado, and the surrounding areas by providing educational programs and scholarships, fundraising events, and community outreach.

Board of Directors

  • Stacey Mascarenas – President of the Board
    • Express Employment Professionals
  • Sadye Saad – Secretary of the Board
    • Colorado Mesa University Career Services
  • Dustin Wells – Treasurer of the Board
    • Grand Valley Bank
  • Denise Hight – Board Director
    • Community Member
  • Josh Carpenter – FACC Board Liaison
    • Republic Services


The Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce historically donated $1500 each year to go towards scholarships for local Fruita Area students. In 2022, the Fruita Area Chamber Foundation acquired the scholarship program to help fundraise additional scholarship funds and create additional opportunities for students in Mesa County.
The current scholarships being awarded are:
Student Services
Business Major


Cups for a Cure – Annually in October
This event is a fundraiser helping support local breast cancer awareness and programs. In 2022, the Fruita Area Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Fruita Area Chamber, Timberline Bank, Happy Trails Colorado, and Copper Club Brewing Company, raised $7500 to give back to our community. The donations went towards Community Hospital Foundation and the Family Health West Foundation.
As the Foundation grows, it hopes to host more events in our community.

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