Bohemian Foundation today announced that it awarded $540,000 to 37 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 $18,861,690 in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of organizations serving the Fort Collins area.

“Bohemian Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits demonstrating impactful, measurable outcomes in our community,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “We are excited to increase support in our vibrant community goal area, which aims to fortify our community’s capacity to welcome diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.”

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 Fall 2018 Pharos Fund Recipients: 

Organization Project Award
A Little Help Fort Collins Older Adult Services and Engagement $10,000
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County Raising Awareness of Personal Power Program $20,000
BASE Camp Inc. Customer and Business Management Software $10,000
Boltz Middle School, PSD Equitable Learning for All $5,000
Book Trust General Support $30,000
Cache La Poudre Middle School, PSD Extended Time After-school Program $15,000
CASA of Larimer County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program $25,000
Catholic Charities & Community Services The Mission $10,000
Center for Public Deliberation, CSU General Support $25,000
Children’s Speech & Reading Center General Support $7,500
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. Adolescent Program Support $12,500
Crossroads Safehouse, Inc. General Support $30,000
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, CSU Department of Human Development and Family Studies, CSU Campus Connections $20,000
Extension, Larimer County Family Leadership Training Institute $10,000
Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share $30,000
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Nonprofit Partner General Support $25,000
Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures Connecting Cultural Communities Program $3,000
Homeward Alliance One Village One Family $12,500
Larimer County Partners, Inc. General Support $18,500
Lincoln IB World Middle School, PSD Low-Ropes Course $10,000
Little Shop of Physics, CSU Experiment, Discover, Connect, Create: Enhancing the Elementary School STEAM Experience $15,000
Live the Victory, Inc. dba The Matthews House Empowering Youth $25,000
Livermore Elementary School, PSD After School Program $2,500
McBackpack, Inc. General Support $5,000
Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc. Achievement of Housing Stability $30,000
Poudre Global Academy, PSD Capital Project $15,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins Healthy Families Program $15,000
Project Smile Corporation General Support $15,000
School of Education, CSU Caminos Partnership $10,000
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center Advocacy, Outreach, and Prevention $15,000
SummitStone Health Partners Grandfamily Support Program $10,000
The Center for Fine Art Photography Zora J Murff Project $3,500
The Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust Outreach and Partner Program $5,000
The Family Center/La Familia The Incredible Years: A Two Generation Approach for Child Development $15,000
The Growing Project General Support $10,000
Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center Safety Smarts Prevention Training $10,000
Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch Larimer RSVP $10,000
TOTAL: $540,000

Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round on December 19, 2018. Visit for more information.