Bohemian Foundation awards more than $500,000 to nonprofits

Bohemian Foundation announced Dec. 17 that it awarded $500,500 to 33 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.

Two of the 33 nonprofits included Cache La Poudre Middle School’s Extended Time Program, which received $15,000 and the Food Bank for Larimer County, which received $30,000.

Bohemian Foundation awards Pharos Fund grants twice every year. This brings the foundation’s Pharos Fund awards to a total of $1,008,980 in 2015. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation Community Programs has awarded more than $15 million in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of nonprofits serving the Fort Collins area.

“We were pleased to see how applicants responded to our expanded goals and new application,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “Our selection committee looks to understand the impacts local organizations are making. We learn more about our community through each Pharos Fund application process, and we appreciate how the applicants are helping our community thrive. We are committed to supporting local nonprofits who demonstrate their progress on important community issues.”

Pharos Fund is a responsive grant making initiative 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, Bohemian staff and community members selects grantees through a competitive application process.

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