The Bohemian Foundation awarded $508,480 to 33 local nonprofits working to promote community engagement and improve the well-being of children, teens and families. The Wellington Middle School Eagles After Hours Program received a $9,000 award.
“The Pharos Fund is such an important aspect of our work,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s community programs director. “Through the review process, we learn a great deal from local nonprofits about community needs and how they’re working to achieve meaningful outcomes. We are inspired by the great work happening in our community and by all of the contributions these programs make in the lives of individuals across Fort Collins.”
Pharos Fund is a responsive grant making initiative of the Bohemian Foundation that makes awards up to $30,000 to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with programs that boost public awareness or encourage and enable our youth to become productive members of society. A committee comprised of Bohemian Foundation board members, Bohemian staff and community members selects grantees through a competitive application process.
Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation Community Programs has awarded more than $14.5 million in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of nonprofits serving the Fort Collins area.