Bohemian Foundation awards more than $500K to local nonprofits

Bohemian Foundation announced May 3 that it awarded $509,050 to 32 local nonprofits, including Wellington Middle School, that are 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.

Wellington Middle School will use its $9,000 grant to help fund transportation for its after-school program.

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Bohemian Foundation awards Pharos Fund grants twice every year. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation Community Programs has awarded more than $15.5 million in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of nonprofits serving the Fort Collins area.

“The organizations share important insight and perspectives on the prevalent issues in our community,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “We continuously support organizations that identify and work directly to address the needs our community faces.”

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

Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round starting in early August, 2016. Visit for more information.