Bohemian Foundation Awards more than $550K to Local Organizations

A skateboarder enjoys time at Launch skatepark, a nonprofit in Fort Collins. Launch is a Pharos Fund receipient. Bohemian Foundation is seeking applicants for Spring 2018_photo courtesy of the Bohemian Foundation
Logo for the Bohemian Foundation

Mary Timby

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, April 30, 2018 – Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded more than $550,000 to 42 local organizations working to encourage and enable youth to thrive, empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability, and strengthen our vibrant community. Bohemian Foundation awards Pharos Fund grants twice every year. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation has awarded $18,311,700 in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of organizations serving the Fort Collins area.

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“We learn more about our community through each Pharos Fund application process,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “We appreciate how these grantees are helping our community thrive. Their work identifies and addresses the needs our community faces.”

Pharos Fund is a responsive grantmaking 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 and community reviewers selects grantees through a competitive application process.

Full List of Spring 2018 Pharos Fund Recipients:

Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County General Support $20,000
Book Trust PSD Program Support $30,000
Bright by Three General Support $5,000
Care-A-Van/SAINT, Inc. General Support $5,000
CASA of Larimer County Harmony House Supervised Visitation & Exchange Program $25,000
Center for Adult Learning, Front Range Community College Adult Education Program $5,000
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. General Support $15,000
College Now, Front Range Community College Campus Select Program $10,000
Colorado Health Network, Inc. Northern Colorado AIDS Project $5,000
Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Poudre School District Teaching Race, Equity and Diversity in the Elementary Classroom $10,850
Division of External Relations, Colorado State University School Is Cool $8,500
Early Childhood Council of Larimer County General Support $15,000
Early Childhood Education Program, Poudre School District Early Childhood Oral Health Project $15,000
Education and Outreach Center, Colorado State University Triunfo Mentoring Program $10,000
Faith Family Hospitality of Fort Collins, Inc. Sherwood Bridge Housing Program $15,000
Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc. (FoCo Cafe) General Support $10,000
Food Bank for Larimer County General Support $30,000
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Nonprofit Partner The Opportunity Program at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery $20,000
Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program, Inc. Safe Rides to School Education Expansion $8,000
Homeless Gear Children in Need $12,500
Larimer County Partners, Inc. School Based Mentoring $10,000
Larimer County Workforce Center A Deeper Dive: Research-Informed Coaching Initiative (Version II) $10,000
Launch: Community Through Skateboarding General Support $10,000
Lincoln IB World Middle School, Poudre School District COPACK Expansion 2018-19 $12,000
Live the Victory, Inc. dba The Matthews House Building Community Program: Community Life Centers $25,000
Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc. Preservation of Housing $30,000
Partnership For Age-Friendly Communities in Larimer County General Support $5,000
Poudre Fire Authority Targeted CPR/AED Outreach to Assure Health Equity $5,000
Poudre High School, Poudre School District North STEM Summer Institute $10,000
Poudre School District Advancement via Individual Determination Program (AVID) 2018-2019 $10,000
Project 3125 General Support $5,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins General Support $20,000
Reach Out and Read Colorado General Support $5,000
Red Feather Lakes Community Library Red Feather Lakes After School Fun and Learning $7,000
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center Youth Empowerment Series $25,000
TEAM Wellness and Prevention Engaging Families $5,000
The Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust General Support $5,000
The Community Literacy Center, Colorado State University SpeakOut! Youth Writing Workshops 2018 $10,000
The Family Center/La Familia General Support $30,000
The Growing Project The Growing Project Garden at FoCo Cafe $15,000
Wellington Middle School, Poudre School District Eagles After Hours Transportation $10,000
Young People in Recovery Ft. Collins Chapter Expansion $12,850
TOTAL: $551,700

Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round in July 2018. Visit for more information.

Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its responsive grant making programs and special initiatives.