Bohemian Fund - Bohemian Foundation

Bohemian Foundation Introduces a New Grantmaking Program.

Bohemian Fund is a responsive grantmaking program which combines and expands upon two of Bohemian Foundation’s established funds, Pharos Fund and Muse.

Our Music and Community programs have teamed up to create this new fund. It supports three areas:

  • Ensuring all youth thrive.
  • Promoting economic stability and mobility.
  • Cultivating a vibrant, engaged, connected, and resilient community.

This fund more intentionally connects the work of the Foundation’s Music and Community programs.

It unites our work through these three shared goals and through a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Through Bohemian Fund grants, we support applicants who are also working to make a meaningful impact in these areas. This Fund sharpens the Foundation’s focus on these areas and brings our love of popular music to the surface. Music builds community. It unites us, inspires us, and changes us. We believe that many approaches, including popular music and popular culture, can all play important roles as we journey together on a path toward equity.

Bohemian Fund evolved from Bohemian Foundation’s focus on recognizing inequities. Grants made through Bohemian Fund celebrate our rich differences, as well as acknowledge longstanding disparities. Bohemian Foundation is committed to investing in change and investing in organizations that make change. The fund supports organizations that value diversity and inclusion, foster belonging, and strive to advance equity. Our community is well-positioned to address challenges and to advance real change. We believe that by working together over time, we will move toward equity and a community where everyone belongs.

Bohemian Fund replaces Pharos Fund, which focused on supporting nonprofits to build a stronger local community, and Muse, a grant program which focused on building community through music.

Through Bohemian Fund, Bohemian Foundation awards up to $30,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations and government units working within the Poudre School District boundary. Applicants may request grants for Program, Project, or General Support.

A committee of community members, Bohemian Foundation board members, and Bohemian Foundation staff selects grantees through a twice-yearly competitive application process, once in the fall and once in the spring.

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