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Global Programs Grantees Recognized as Accelerators

ACCELERATORS | November 20, 2020

Two of Bohemian Foundation’s global grantees, Educate! and Sanergy, were recognized as “Accelerators” by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Accelerators, they are committed to launching something entirely new that will have a transformative impact on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
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Sonic Spotlight: Supporting Emerging Musicians In NoCo

SALT Magazine | September 16, 2020

Ever since the COVID pandemic began in Colorado, there has been a prime directive to keep the music community alive through any means necessary.
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School is Cool: 29 years, 50,000 backpacks

CSU Source | August 10, 2020

School is Cool, now in its 29th year, stuffed 2,800 backpacks with high-quality, grade-specific supplies for PSD students in grades K-12. And for the first time in program history, School is Cool provided 300 CSU students with supplies for the fast-approaching school year.
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COVID-19 isn't stopping these middle and high school philanthropists from making a difference.

NOCO Style | July 6, 2020

Since 2012, middle and high school students in the Poudre and Thompson School Districts have been awarding grants to local nonprofits through Give Next, a youth philanthropy leadership program managed by the Bohemian Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Give Next Advisory Committee.
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Northern Colorado Music Nonprofit Bands Together With Partners to Offer Safe Live Music Concert Series at the Drive-in

North Forty News | May 30, 2020

The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA), Odell Brewing, and Sustain Music & Nature have come together to produce a brand new, social distancing friendly concert series at the historic Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater.
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Fort Collins Ranked Among Most Creative U.S. Cities

99.9 The Point | May 29, 2020

Places like New York City or Austin, Texas are globally recognized as creative hot spots, with thriving music, arts and entertainment cultures. A company called Creative Vitality Suite recently looked beyond these major creative hubs, and ranked the 30 most creative small cities around the country.
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New Larimer Recovery Fund Begins to Accept Applications

Estes Park Trail Gazette | April 29, 2020

A new $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund has begun to accept applications. Colorado Enterprise Fund will manage the fund, which includes, so far, $2 million in lending capital with initial capital provided by the Bohemian Foundation.
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A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis

Billboard | March 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.
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Piano Donations Needed for Pianos About Town Program

North Forty News | Feb. 20, 2020

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, is seeking piano donations to be painted or artistically decorated for the program. The program needs full-size upright pianos that are at least 48″ tall and in good working order.
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Bohemian Foundation awards $557,228 to local organizations

BizWest | Dec. 2, 2019

The Bohemian Foundation has awarded $557,228 to 39 local organizations working to encourage and enable youth to thrive and to empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability.
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Bohemian Foundation gives groups $114,150 in Muse grants

Loveland Reporter Herald | Nov. 26, 2019

Bohemian Foundation has announced awards of $114,150 to 12 organizations working locally to strengthen community through music.
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Grantmakers in the Arts Member Spotlight

GIA | October 2, 2019

For the month of October, Grantmakers in the Arts' photo banner features work supported by Bohemian Foundation.
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'Give Next' campaign teaches teens the value of giving back

9 News | Sept. 30, 2019

The Bohemian Foundation created the "Give Next" campaign, which aims to help teens learn the value of giving back to their communities.
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Global Programs Grantees Featured in Freethink film

Freethink | Sept. 19, 2019

Four of Bohemian Foundation’s global grantees are featured in a new film by Freethink that celebrates the community health worker movement and the critical role community health workers play bringing healthcare to the people. The four grantees, Last Mile Health, Living Goods, Lwala and Medic Mobile are also members of the Community Health Impact Coalition, a five-year quality initiative to catalyze the adoption of high-impact community health systems design.
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Program Teaches Philanthropy

Loveland Reporter-Herald | June 12, 2019

More than 400 middle and high school students from Thompson and Poudre school districts awarded just over $100,000 in grants to several community nonprofits recently through the Give Next initiative.
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The man who keeps Fort Collins' painted pianos in perfect tune is retiring

Fort Collins Coloradoan | May 31, 2019

There's a secret message left in the painted piano outside Fort Collins' Old Town Library. You can find it just under the lip of the upright piano's top panel, which Bob Ottermann delicately unscrewed and removed Thursday morning, revealing a network of steel strings, wooden hammers, piano innards and the message.
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Teaching Tree Lands Bohemian Grant

BizWest | April 19, 2019

Bohemian Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center to support the expansion of its child-care center in Fort Collins. The gift advances a campaign that will allow Teaching Tree to more than double its licensed capacity, from 101 to 215 children, and more than double its space, from six to 12 classrooms.
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Project Homeless Connect returning April 12

Fort Collins Coloradoan | April 1, 2019

Those experiencing or at risk of homelessness can get extra help from dozens of Fort Collins organizations and businesses during Project Homeless Connect on April 12. The "one-day, one-stop" event, scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow St., will feature a range of free services, with each participant paired with a volunteer who will help them navigate Project Homeless Connect.
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Women of Distinction: Cheryl Zimlich, executive director, Bohemian Foundation

Biz West | March 28, 2019

A typical day for Cheryl Zimlich, the Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation’s executive director, is filled with meetings. The result of each one of those meetings has the potential to make a great impact on Northern Colorado.
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Supporting NoCo music to the tune of $250,000

North Forty News | March 3, 2019

Music has the power to strengthen community; and so, too, do the nonprofits of Northern Colorado. Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs aims to support both through Muse, a grant program that has awarded more than $235,000 to nonprofits since launching in 2017. Muse grant recipients each have popular contemporary music at the core of their organization or program.
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