Berthoud and Estes Valley Fund Committees, Loveland Generations announce grants


The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado offers monetary support to nonprofits and charitable projects through grant and program distributions. Local fund committees review nonprofit applications and select grant recipients in their respective communities.

Berthoud Community Fund Committee, Estes Valley Community Fund Committee, and Loveland Generations, a committee-advised fund of the Community Foundation, awarded $155,270 to 42 charitable organizations.

The Berthoud Community Fund Committee awarded $43,620 to 14 nonprofits:

· A Little Help – providing older adults in Berthoud with a little help

· Berthoud Golden Links (Berthoud Senior Center) – vehicle sanitation for rider/driver safety

· Habitat for Humanity, Berthoud – one dark-sky compliant streetlight

· Berthoud High School Athletic Boosters Club – after-prom event

· Berthoud Historical Society – museum virtual tour program

· Berthoud Robotics – team support for the 2020-21 competition year

· Food Bank for Larimer County – Grace Place mobile pantry

· Foster & Adoptive Families of Larimer County – car seats and back to school shoes

· Give Next Fund – Give Next classroom 2020

· House of Neighborly Service – client assistance in Berthoud

· Light of the Rockies Christian Counseling Center – Berthoud Mental Health Access scholarship fund

· Little Thompson Science Foundation – solar spectrometer

· Meals on Wheels of Loveland & Berthoud – meal delivery in Berthoud

· Wildfire Community Arts Center – after school art club


The Estes Valley Community Fund Committee awarded $92,050 to these 22 projects:


· Ballet Renaissance – 2021 Estes Park summer program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

· Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc. – empowering workers in the Estes Valley

· Energy Resource Center – emergency repairs and furnace program for Estes Valley

· Ensight Skills Center, Inc – Estes Valley low-vision program

· Estes Arts District, Inc. – 2021 Friends of Folk and Dick Orleans Memorial Scholarship Fund

· Estes Park Education Foundation – community scholarship program

· Estes Park Learning Place, Inc. – supporting learning in the Estes Valley

· Estes Park Medical Center Foundation – Estes Park Health Foundation coronavirus and subsequent emergency fund request for funding PPE

· Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, Inc. – Innovative, Sustainable & Collaborative Funding Development: Community Assessment for Social enterprise program

· Estes Park Post 119 Charitable Foundation – ADA accessible bathrooms

· Estes Park Salud Foundation – blood pressure self-monitoring program

· Estes Valley Crisis Advocates – My Sister’s Place safehouse

· Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success – childcare scholarship fund

· Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation – growing readers

· Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership – language equity/simultaneous translation

· Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley – home in Estes Park

· Historic Stanley Home Foundation – interactive sensory boxes

· Larimer County Search and Rescue – modernized field technology

· Rocky Ridge Music Center Foundation – Estes Park jazz education initiative

· TeachUNITED – pathways to equity & access: building the skills and capacity of teachers in Estes Valley

· United Way of Larimer County – Colorado Reading Corps

· Young Artists and Scholars Group – summer youth outdoor art and education program and free seed library


Loveland Generations, a committee-advised fund of the Community Foundation, celebrated its 20th anniversary with awarding a combined $19,600 to these six organizations:

· Able Kids Foundation – auditory services scholarships for children with central auditory processing challenges

· Loveland Lions Club – eyeglass assistance program

· Respite Care, Inc. – short-term care for children with developmental disabilities

· Court Appointed Special Advocates of Larimer County (CASA) – mobile computer lab for the Fostering Futures mentoring program for foster children

· Be the Gift, Inc. – home repair assistance for widows, single moms, and their children

· Neighbor to Neighbor – homelessness prevention program


The funding decisions were even more difficult than usual this year, due to the additional needs nonprofits face as a result of COVID. The grant committees and the Foundation are honored to assist with these important projects, and encourage community members to show support for their favorite charities.


For more information about the grants, the fund committees, or Loveland Generations contact Elizabeth Messerli, donor services manager, at 970-488-1986 or