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Bohemian Foundation Awards $540K to Local Organizations

NOCO Style | December 5, 2018

Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded $540,000 to 37 local organizations…
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Bohemian Foundation awards $75K in music grants

Biz West | November 19, 2018

The Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation has awarded nearly $75,000 to nine organizations…
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Food Bank for Larimer County opens new Loveland warehouse

Loveland Reporter-Herald | June 12, 2018

The Food Bank for Larimer County anticipates distributing 9.2 million pounds of food…
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Featuring Global Programs Grantee: VisionSpring

The New York Times | May 5, 2018

A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses
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Understanding the Muse Musical Grant Program with Bryce Merrill

The New Scene Magazine | March 26, 2018

The thriving music scene of Northern Colorado is receiving further support from...
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Featuring Global Programs Grantee: Muso

Forbes | March 12, 2018

Backed By A Band Of Philanthropists, Nonprofit Makes Dramatic Progress In Reducing Childhood Deaths.
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Featuring Pharos Fund Grantee Wellington Middle School: Wellington Middle School lives up to Green Ribbon standards

North Forty News | Feb 9, 2018

School counselor William Peisner at Wellington Middle School (WMS) says faculty and students have always been proud that they were the first school in the district—and one of the first in the nation—to be awarded National Green Ribbon status by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012.
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Featuring Global Programs Grantee Living Goods: Does Mobile Technology Hold the Key to Conquering the "Last Mile" in Global Health?

Inside Philanthrophy | Feb 5, 2018

The World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that at least half of the world’s 7.6 billion do not have access to essential health services. A key part of this problem is the lack of doctors or healthcare facilities in impoverished and remote places.
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700 homes in 5 years: Metro Denver homeownership initiative has raised $24 million to help low-income families

Denver Post | Dec 7, 2017

Several private foundations and nonprofits on Thursday gave a more than $24 million boost to an idea that has gained attention from Denver affordable-housing advocates as a promising way to put homeownership within reach for lower-income families in the metro area.
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Key to giving: Finding your passion

BizWest | Dec 1, 2017

Giving is a habit and a mindset, and the leaders of Give Next want to get youth motivated to give of their time and talent. Teachers, parents and the community can encourage philanthropic giving to embody the principles of Give Next, a yearlong program that teaches middle and high school students attending Thompson and Poudre schools about the grant-making process and the important roles nonprofits play in their communities.
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Featuring Global Programs Grantee Educate Girls: Helping girls to study rather than become child brides

BBC | Nov 28, 2017

Until you see it, it is difficult to conceive how much work many Rajasthani girls have to do before they go to school. For some, their chores take precedence and school is a last priority. But one organisation is pushing to encourage up to three million girls to see just how studying can change their lives forever.
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Creating Music Makers: How the Modern Band Initiative is Changing Kids’ Music Education

Colorado Parent | Oct 25, 2017

Music is a universal language, and has been present in every culture and in every time period. Even from the first time your child bangs on bowls and pans in the kitchen while warbling out a few words, being “musical” seems to be as human a feeling as hunger or love.
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Bohemian’s $6M gift creates Bryan Willson Presidential Chair

SOURCE | Oct 24, 2017

Colorado State University professor Bryan Willson arrived on the Fort Collins campus more than 25 years ago to teach design. His students, and a passion for energy research, led him on a journey of discovery to find cleaner and more efficient ways to power our world.
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Bohemian Foundation gives $1.5 million to Food Bank for Larimer County

Fort Collins Coloradoan | Oct 20, 2017

The Bohemian Foundation is giving $1.5 million to the Food Bank for Larimer County to go toward its purchase of a food distribution facility
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Give Next: middle schoolers learning about the importance of giving

North Forty News | May 15, 2017

Wellington Middle School will be entering the summer months with a new perspective on the meaning and importance of charitable giving.
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Bohemian awards $510,000 to nonprofits

Coloradoan | May 11, 2017

Bohemian Foundation Community Programs announced its awarding of $510,000 to 32 local nonprofits through its Pharos Fund program.
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Bohemian Foundation awards $500K to local nonprofits

North Forty News | May 10, 2017

Bohemian Foundation announced May 9 that it awarded $510,000 to 32 local nonprofits working to encourage and enable youth to thrive, empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability and strengthen our vibrant Fort Collins community.
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Painted pianos return to Fort Collins this week

Coloradoan | May 8, 2017

As the year beats on, 13 donated pianos will be rolled to their outdoor locations as part of Piano About Town, a project that pairs a piano with an artist or artist group. From there, paint will fly as each artist makes their piano design come to life.
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Pianos About Town is Seeking Artists

Scene Magazine | January 26, 2017

Have you ever walked around and caught a glimpse of the colorful painted pianos around Old Town? Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, is seeking artists or artist teams to paint or decorate pianos for 2017.
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Piano Man Keeps Fort Collins' Outdoor Pianos In Tune

KUNC | January 19, 2017

Bob Otterman isn’t a fan of the cold. “I’m not sure I’m built to be out in the weather,” Otterman said. “That’s why I learned to tune pianos in the first place. It’s nice indoor work, usually.”
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