FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 30, 2018 - Fort Collins’ annual Project Homeless Connect is scheduled to take place on April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, one-stop event that offers a range of free services to hundreds of individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.
Project Homeless Connect will take place at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow St. A free breakfast will be available in the morning, and a free lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nearly 40 local nonprofits, government agencies and businesses will provide on-site services. Bohemian Foundation; Homeless Gear; Homeward 2020; Outreach Fort Collins; and Colorado State University Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) co-produce the event with support from United Way of Larimer County.
Free services this year will include basic car inspection; bike repair; medical screenings; basic dental screenings for adults and children; eye exams; family photos; haircuts; housing information; veterans’ services; ID and legal services; employment services; counseling; government benefits; child care and children’s activities; bus passes; massages; toiletry packages; pet health care; and pet food.
During the event, each participant is paired one-to-one with a volunteer who helps the participant navigate the variety of services available. Last year, SLiCE recruited nearly 400 CSU students and Fort Collins community members to volunteer.
The Project Homeless Connect concept originated in San Francisco in 2004. In 2005, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness launched the National Project Homeless Connect Partnership. Since 2008, more than 200 cities across the U.S., Canada and Australia have adopted the initiative. Fort Collins welcomed its first Project Homeless Connect in 2010. Since then, more than 12,600 individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Fort Collins community have participated.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., February 21, 2018 – Bohemian Foundation invites nonprofits to attend information sessions about Muse, a responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs.
Muse, established in 2017, provides support to organizations that have music as their primary focus, or that have a music-centered program. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation makes awards up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations serving Larimer and Weld Counties. Applications are accepted twice per year. Funding requests must align with at least one of Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goals: to provide youth with encouragement and opportunities to express themselves through music; to help musicians and music-related businesses grow and develop; and to increase performances of live contemporary music.
Information sessions will take place in Fort Collins, Greeley, Denver and Boulder. Dates, times and locations are listed below. Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting Muse applications April 9. For more information or to register for an information session, visit Bohemian Foundation’s website at bohemianfoundation.org.
639 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Zoe's Cafe & Events
715 10th St.
Greeley, Colorado 80631
2510 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80206
Boulder Creek Room
Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its responsive grantmaking programs and special initiatives.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., January 25, 2018—On Feb. 26, Artspace, a national nonprofit real estate developer for the arts, will make a community presentation to report findings from the affordable creative sector housing and workspace surveys it conducted in Fort Collins.
Last year, Artspace invited individuals, organizations and businesses in the arts, cultural and creative communities to participate in an online affordable housing and workspace survey. Artspace representatives will present results from these surveys from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lincoln Center Columbine Room, 417 W. Magnolia St. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the community.
The presentation will summarize data about how much housing and workspace the local arts/creative community may be able to use and what design features and amenities are desired.
The survey was part of a process the City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority and Bohemian Foundation initiated to help the community assess the feasibility of developing affordable spaces where artists/creatives of all disciplines may live and work and arts/cultural organizations and creative businesses can thrive.
Artspace is the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation, with 46 projects in operation across the country and another dozen in development, representing a $600 million investment in America’s arts infrastructure. With headquarters in Minneapolis and offices in Denver, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C., Artspace is America’s leading developer of arts facilities. To date, Artspace has completed nearly 2,000 affordable live/work units for artists and their families as well as more than a million square feet of non-residential space for artists and arts organizations. For more information about Artspace visit artspace.org.
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, January 11, 2018- Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, announced today that it is seeking artists or artist teams to paint or artistically decorate pianos in 2018.
The program will offer two different sessions designed to provide resources for potential applicants. Neither session is required in order to apply. During the first session, potential applicants will hear a presentation about the application process and will have opportunities to ask questions. The second session is an open house and application review, during which program staff will work one-on-one with attendees to review their applications and make application recommendations.
The program is looking for diversity in artwork styles and concepts, with a preference for emerging artists and new and exciting ideas. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000. To apply, artists must submit a letter of intent and concept rendering. The application deadline is 5 p.m. MST on February 12. An Art in Public Places committee selects artists each year. For further information and to apply, visit www.fcgov.com/artspublic/current-competitions.php.
Jan. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Center for Creativity
200 Matthews St.
This session will include a presentation at 6:30 p.m. about the application and review process. Handouts will be provided and program staff will be available to answer questions during the rest of the session.
Jan 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Carnegie Center for Creativity
200 Matthews St.
At this drop-in session, staff will be available to sit with applicants one-on-one to review applications and make application recommendations. Staff also will be available to provide general information for applicants who were unable to attend the first information session. Information about other artist opportunities offered by the City of Fort Collins will be available.
Pianos About Town is a public art initiative that provides paid work to local visual artists, gives the public the opportunity to observe these artists work in real time, showcases the work of artists throughout town, and brings opportunities for spontaneous musical expression to the streets of Fort Collins.
The original inspiration for Pianos About Town comes from British artist Luke Jerram, who created a 60-piano installation that toured the world, stopping in New York City in June 2010. Pianos About Town was also inspired by a similar project on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. The first pianos were placed in Downtown Fort Collins during the 2010 holiday season. This is the eighth season for Pianos About Town.
Pianos are acquired through donations made by community members looking for a new home for their used instruments. Pianos are picked up, free of charge, from their previous homes and brought to a storage area where they are cleaned, tuned, prepped for painting, and readied for the outside elements. After that, the painting begins. Selected local artists spend approximately two weeks painting their piano in downtown Fort Collins, outdoors in a public location when weather permits. Once painted, each finished piano enters into rotation at Pianos About Town locations throughout Fort Collins. Area businesses play a key role in the success of the project by “adopting” the painted pianos and covering them during inclement weather.
Pianos About Town started in 2010 as a collaboration among Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program.
Bohemian Foundation today announced that Pharos Fund is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 grant round. Pharos Fund is a responsive grantmaking initiative of Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs. Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization or a governmental unit serving a charitable purpose. Private foundations, type III non-functionally-integrated supporting organizations, and programs and projects under fiscal sponsorship are ineligible to apply to Pharos Fund.
Applicants do not need to be headquartered in Fort Collins to receive funding. However, applicants must serve clients within the Poudre School District boundary or have a direct impact on individuals in the grantmaking area.
Bohemian Foundation will accept applications until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 8.
To apply for a grant, visit bohemianfoundation.org/pharos-apply
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, December 12, 2017 – Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded $550,000 to 36 local organizations working to encourage and enable youth to thrive, empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability, and strengthen our vibrant community. Bohemian Foundation awards Pharos Fund grants twice every year. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation has awarded $17,760,000 in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of organizations serving the Fort Collins area.
“We’re so pleased to support these organizations that are working to strengthen our community,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “These applicants are addressing important issues and using their expertise to meet community needs.”
Pharos Fund is a responsive grantmaking program of Bohemian Foundation that makes awards up to $30,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and governmental units. A committee comprised of Bohemian Foundation board members and community reviewers selects grantees through a competitive application process.
Click here to view the full list of Pharos Fund recipients.
Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round on Jan. 9, 2018. Visit BohemianFoundation.org for more information.
Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its responsive grant making programs and special initiatives.
More than 400 Larimer County middle and high school students and 36 local nonprofits will gather to kick off their participation in Give Next, a year-long program designed to teach students about giving and the important roles nonprofits play in our community. The event will include various speakers, a nonprofit fair and workshops led by nonprofit staff.
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Colorado State University Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Ave. Mall, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Give Next is a school-based youth philanthropy program designed to provide middle and high school students with hands-on experience in philanthropic giving. Through the program, local businesses, foundations and individuals become classroom donors by providing each participating school with $5,000 to award to Larimer County nonprofits. With the financial support of these donors, students design and manage their own grantmaking programs. Students work together to identify community needs, choose a focus area, create their own mission statement, research nonprofits, volunteer, conduct site visits, review grant applications and make funding decisions. At the end of the school year, students award grants to selected nonprofits. To learn more about Give Next, visit givenextnoco.org.
Reporters who would like to attend Give Next Kickoff Day can call Andrea Coy at 970-556-1201.
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Sept. 12, 2017 – Coloradans who want to support hurricane recovery efforts now have an opportunity to double the impact of their giving.
Bohemian Foundation will match – dollar-for-dollar up to $3 million – gifts made by Colorado individuals, businesses and foundations to Colorado’s Hurricane Recovery Fund. This fund, established by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, will help nonprofit organizations address intermediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs across U.S. states and territories.
“The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Bohemian Foundation teamed up to support recovery efforts for Hurricane Katrina and the Northern Colorado fires of 2012 and floods of 2013. We learned that there are two distinct areas to address: first response and long-term needs,” said Ray Caraway, Community Foundation president. “This fund will support intermediate and long-term needs. To distribute Coloradans’ generous support, we will work with trusted partners to fund reputable nonprofits who best know the needs in their communities.”
“This recovery fund allows Coloradans to assist the thousands of individuals who are suffering from the devastating 2017 hurricane season,” said Pat Stryker, founder of Bohemian Foundation. “With this matching grant, we invite all Coloradans to double the impact of their giving. We know our generous Colorado communities will answer this challenge.”
Following Hurricane Harvey, Bohemian Foundation established a $2 million matching grant that challenged northern Colorado residents to donate to the Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. With the growing impact of the 2017 hurricane season, Bohemian Foundation has expanded the match from $2 million to $3 million and has opened the campaign to all Colorado residents and organizations, including foundations.
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado serves a unique leadership role in that it brings people and resources together around important issues. Charitable giving in response to a disaster can often be confusing and overwhelming, and the Community Foundation is a well-established steward of donations and is committed to deploying a thoughtful, responsible and timely due diligence effort to the distribution of donor gifts.
Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001 by philanthropist Pat Stryker. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its strategic grantmaking programs and special initiatives. To learn more visit, bohemianfoundation.org.
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is a nonprofit, public foundation working to build permanent endowments for the benefit of charitable causes and organizations in Northern Colorado. It manages more than 450 individual charitable funds --- including hundreds of Donor Advised funds established by individuals and organizations -- and more than $100 million in assets. To learn more visit, NoCoFoundation.org.
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Sept. 1, 2017 – Larimer and Weld County residents who want to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts now have an opportunity to double the impact of their giving.
Bohemian Foundation will match – dollar-for-dollar up to $2 million – gifts made by Larimer and Weld County individual, business, and corporate donors to the NoCo Foundation Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. This fund, established by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, will help nonprofit organizations address intermediate and long-term recovery needs in the area impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Donations made to the fund by midnight on October 20, 2017 are eligible for the match. The Community Foundation will not charge an administrative fee to this fund.
“One thing we learned from the Northern Colorado fires of 2012 and floods of 2013 is that there are two distinct areas to address: immediate relief efforts and long-term needs,” said Ray Caraway, Community Foundation president. “This fund will support the work of vetted charitable organizations as they undertake necessary recovery efforts.”
“This relief fund is a way for Northern Colorado and Bohemian Foundation to help the thousands of individuals who have suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey,” said Pat Stryker, founder of Bohemian Foundation. “We join all citizens around the nation in expressing our concern, and know that our generous community will answer this challenge.”
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado serves a unique leadership role in that it brings people and resources together around important issues. Charitable giving in response to a disaster can often be confusing and overwhelming, and the Community Foundation is a well-established steward of donations and is committed to deploying a thoughtful, responsible, and timely due diligence effort to the distribution of donor gifts.
FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Aug. 18, 2017 – Bohemian Foundation today announced two upcoming workshops in Larimer and Weld Counties regarding Muse, a new responsive, competitive grant program offered by Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs. The first workshop will take place on Aug. 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Music District, 639 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. The second workshop will take place on Aug. 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Zoe’s Cafe and Events, 715 10th St., Greeley.
The workshops will provide a general orientation to Muse, including eligibility, Music Programs goal fit and answers to frequently asked questions. They will also provide a brief overview of the application along with instructions for utilizing the Foundation’s grantmaking software. There will be opportunities to ask questions during the presentation and staff will also be available afterwards for one-on-one questions. Both workshops will cover the same content. Interested parties are encouraged to register online at bohemianfoundation.org/music-programs/muse/application-assistance, as space is limited.
Muse supports music-related organizations and activities in Larimer and Weld Counties. The grant program will provide support to organizations that have music as their primary focus, or that have a music-centered program. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation will make awards up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations serving Larimer and Weld Counties.
Applications for the Fall 2017 grant cycle will be accepted beginning Sept. 8 and awards will be made in late 2017. For more information, visit the Bohemian Foundation website at bohemianfoundation.org.
About Bohemian Foundation: Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its responsive grantmaking programs and special initiatives.