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Grants Help Local Organizations Address Community Issues

Grants Help Local Organizations Address Community Issues

Local nonprofits, schools, and government units are using Bohemian Fund grants to build a more equitable community. Each organization can apply...

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Give Next Celebrates 10 Years

Give Next Celebrates 10 Years

The 2021-2022 school year marked the completion of the Give Next program’s 10th year! We are grateful to everyone who has been part of the...

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Q&A: Applying to Paint a Piano

Q&A: Applying to Paint a Piano

Pianos About Town Program Seeks Artists to Paint Pianos

Pianos About Town is an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, Colorado. Community members watch as local artists transform donated...

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Creating Moments of Whimsy with Music and Art

Creating Moments of Whimsy with Music and Art

Cheng Li learned to play piano as a young child. "I remember riding my little sky-blue bike down to my piano teacher’s house for my weekly...

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Skateboards, Graffiti Art, and Painted Pianos

Skateboards, Graffiti Art, and Painted Pianos

What do skateboards, graffiti art, and painted pianos have in common? For Fort Collins artist Evan Scott, they are all about community and...

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Travel the World at Global Sounds in the Square

Travel the World at Global Sounds in the Square

Event celebrates music from around the world in Fort Collins’ Old Town Square

Global Sounds in the Square, a one-day concert produced by Bohemian Nights, is coming to Old Town Square on Sunday, Sept. 18. We sat down with...

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$5M gift to CSU honors 50th anniversary of Title IX

$5M gift to CSU honors 50th anniversary of Title IX

The university and foundation’s shared goal of gender equity led to a record-setting gift from Bohemian Foundation.

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Local Organizations Use Grants to Build a More Equitable Community

Local Organizations Use Grants to Build a More Equitable Community

Local nonprofits, schools and government units are using their Bohemian Fund grants to make Fort Collins a more equitable place. The next...

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Students Award $150k to Nonprofits through Give Next

Students Award $150k to Nonprofits through Give Next

In May, students at Rocky Mountain High School gathered among an audience of peers, teachers, and community members to award more than $8,000...

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Painting with Pride

Painting with Pride

Colorado Artist Paints a Piano in Drag

A Colorado artist is painting a piano in drag in celebration of Pride Month. Kris Mendonça (he/him/his) is a Brazilian multimedia artist based...

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Thursday Night Live Showcases Diverse Artists with Expanded Lineup

Thursday Night Live Showcases Diverse Artists with Expanded Lineup

Live music returns to Fort Collins’ Old Town Square this week with Thursday Night Live performances kicking off on Thursday. This year’s series...

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Pianos About Town Announces 2022 Piano Artists

Pianos About Town Announces 2022 Piano Artists

When Cheng Li moved to the U.S. from Japan, she found that her passion for music remained the constant amidst change in her life. “When I lost...

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Emergency Grantmaking for Ukraine

Emergency Grantmaking for Ukraine

As the human catastrophe in Ukraine continues to escalate, we join individuals, nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and governments around...

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Using Grants to Tackle Community Issues

Using Grants to Tackle Community Issues

Fort Collins tops national rankings for best places to live. Locals even nicknamed it “the Choice City.” But many local organizations know that...

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Bohemian Fund Reflections

Bohemian Fund Reflections

The first round of the new Bohemian Fund concluded this fall, and we are excited to share some of our learnings. We are grateful to all the...

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Donate a Piano

Donate a Piano

The Pianos About Town program brings local art and spontaneous music to the streets of Fort Collins. Donated pianos are transformed into a...

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2022 Give Next Updates

2022 Give Next Updates

Here are some 2022 reflections from staff and organizers of Give Next, a school based youth grantmaking program for middle and high school...

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