Q&A: Applying to Paint a Piano

What is Pianos About Town? Pianos About Town is an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, Colorado. Community members watch as local artists transform donated pianos into public art. The program is seeking artists or artist teams to paint or artistically decorate pianos in 2024. Placed across 20 locations across town in the summer,…

Give Next Thanks Nonprofits

It’s the season of giving thanks, and Give Next wants to recognize the nonprofits who play a vital role in Give Next. Give Next is a school-based youth grantmaking program for middle and high school students in Larimer County.  We are grateful for the time, effort and expertise these nonprofits provide. For youth participating in…

Grantee Spotlight: ISTAR Program Provides Support for Native American Youth and Families

In early 2020, Lindsey Schneider convened a listening session for Native families in Poudre School District. Schneider, an assistant professor of Native American Studies at Colorado State University (CSU), wanted to learn more about the Native community’s needs and experiences. Nearly 50 youth, parents, and community members gathered to discuss concerns facing Native students and…