Community Event Fund FAQs


Can I apply to both Pharos Fund and the Community Event Fund for the same request?

No. The funds have different objectives and guidelines. The Community Event Fund is intended to fund single or multi-day events while the Pharos Fund supports longer-term and ongoing programs. Please see the Pharos Fund guidelines for more information.


Can I submit an application to both Pharos Fund and the Community Event Fund (in accordance with respective guidelines)?

Yes. However, be sure they are different requests. Pharos Fund and the Community Event Fund have different objectives and guidelines.


What is the average Community Event Fund award amount?

Awards range from $500 to $5,000. The maximum request amount is $5,000.


Do you provide event sponsorship for organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities?

No. Community Event Fund applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charity organizations.


Do I need to supply a new Community Event Fund application each year for my event?

Yes. The information is required each year. The required application materials may change from year to year, so be sure to use current materials. General solicitations or applications using an outdated form will be returned to the sender with a request to complete a current application. The process is selective, so funding one year does not guarantee future funding.


Is there a limit to the number of years an organization can apply for event sponsorship?

No. Organizations may apply every year.


How many times per year may I apply?

There is no limit to the number of times you may apply.


Do I need to submit a current Community Event Fund application form?

Yes. All requests for Community Event Fund support require a current Community Event Fund application. General solicitations will be returned to the sender with a request to complete a current Community Event Fund application.


Will Bohemian Foundation consider an in-kind donation for a silent auction?

No.


My organization does not fit the Pharos Fund goals. Are we still eligible to apply for an award from the Community Event Fund?

Yes, you are eligible to apply if your organization and event align with the Community Event Fund objectives. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charity organizations providing services in the Poudre School District boundary area, and the event should align with at least one of the following objectives: 1) involving community members in nonprofit programs and services; 2) encouraging philanthropy and volunteerism in Fort Collins; 3) showcasing an organization’s successes and contributions within the community; and 4) increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the nonprofit community.


What if my event aligns with more than one of the Community Event Fund objectives?

We understand an event may align with more than one of the Community Event Fund objectives. For application purposes, select the one objective that most strongly aligns with your event and explain how your event advances that objective.


My organization is a current Pharos Fund award recipient. Are we eligible to apply to the Community Event Fund?

Yes. Prior or current Pharos Fund awards do not preclude an organization from applying to the Community Event Fund.


Is there a deadline for Community Event Fund consideration?

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received at least 90 days prior to the event.


How soon will I receive notification of whether or not my organization will receive funding?

We respond to applicants within 30 days of receiving a complete Community Event Fund application.


My organization/group is planning a service learning field trip. Are field trips eligible for Community Event Fund consideration?

No. If you are a Poudre School District staff member, please check for funding opportunities supported by Bohemian Foundation by contacting PSD administrators.