HEART of Saguache/KV was formed in 2016 as an initiative by The Colorado Trust. A resident team was formed to identify, research, and create solutions for the issues that most impact our community.
The community was interviewed extensively to be sure that any projects would meet real needs. The resident team was not looking for band aid solutions but rather seeking to solve the root causes of problems.
In July of 2018 HEART was officially granted money for the first year of a five year plan and entered the first year of implementation. The office space at 210 5th Street, on the corner of highway 285 and 5th Street, in Saguache is used for resident team meetings, trainings open to the community, as a public meeting space and a place to gather and discuss community issues.
The Resident Team meets regularly to develop and adjust the plan as needed and to work on events that HEART hosts. The team engages residents from outside of the HEART group to join us in planning and implementing community activities.