Drive in to our Summer Celebration
Nonprofit grant applications accepted until July 22
LEADERSHIP | Ray Caraway bids Colorado a fond farewell | Thank you to outgoing board members
COVID-19 RESPONSE | Foundation contributes $500,000 to small business recovery fund initiative | Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund distributes over $1 Million | Reading Makes Sense: 200,000 hours Summer Reading Challenge COVID-19 Fundraiser
IN OTHER NEWS | New website unveiled
EVENTS | Investment Performance Briefing
OUR COMMUNITY | John Roberts on Global Service | In memoriam: Kitty Hach
Breaking Good News NoCo
DRIVE IN TO OUR SUMMER CELEBRATION
Be our guest at the drive-in on Wednesday, July 22, as we celebrate 45 years of serving Northern Colorado! We’ll be showing a collection of short films that inspire creativity, promote ingenuity, and embody love. Click here for movie synopses.
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Time: Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Show at dusk.
Location: Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater
2206 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Complimentary: Ticket, popcorn, candy and a drink. Bring your family!
RSVP by Friday, July 17.
NONPROFIT GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 22
The Foundation competitive grant cycle is now open. Charitable organizations whose work benefits Berthoud, the Estes Valley, or Loveland are invited to submit a grant application to be considered by grantmaking committees. More information
Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
Nonprofit agencies with questions about applying for a grant can send an email to DonorServices@NoCoFoundation.org or call Elizabeth Messerli, donor services manager, at 970- 488-1986.
RAY CARAWAY BIDS COLORADO A FOND FAREWELL
It is with mixed emotions we announce our president, Ray Caraway, is leaving the Community Foundation. He plans to take over as CEO of the JF Maddox Foundation, a private foundation based in Hobbs, N.M. His last day with the Foundation will be September 4. Richard Fagerlin, member of the Board of Trustees, will become interim president and CEO in the fall.
Ray’s departure highlights a profound legacy in the Northern Colorado region that will be carried on for years to come. Over his 17-year tenure, the Foundation has evolved into a trusted regional steward, contributing over $88M into numerous charitable causes.
“Ray has been – by any measure – a terrific CEO for the Community Foundation,” said Mark Driscoll, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “He has been its leader and the driving force behind the Foundation’s success.”
Click here for press release.
Thank you, Ray, from your grateful community, Foundations’ leadership, and staff.
THANK YOU TO OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS
We transitioned to a new fiscal year on July 1. The Foundation thanks these outgoing members of the Board of Trustees for their service to Northern Colorado:
RESPONDING TO COVID-19:
FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $500,000 TO SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY FUND INITIATIVE
The Foundation contributed $500,000 to the Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund.
“We are shifting dollars from traditional investments, primarily stocks and bonds, so that we can invest in Larimer County’s small businesses,” said Ray Caraway, Community Foundation president. “We are using a portion of the Foundation’s investment portfolio in a creative, resourceful manner to positively impact the community.”
By contributing to the business recovery fund, the Foundation is supporting loans to for-profit businesses for the first time, which helps sustain our local economy. The Foundation’s loan program for local nonprofits was established in 2017.
Click here for press release
NORTHERN COLORADO COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND DISTRIBUTES OVER $1 MILLION
The Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund, a partnership between the Community Foundation and the United Way of Larimer County, distributed three rounds of grants, including $466,875 in final round that supports 31 projects addressing the needs of community members most affected by COVID-19. To date, the Fund has awarded $1,001,497 to 55 agencies. Each grant is supporting nonprofits that are providing critical human services such as food security, rent and housing assistance, emergency assistance, and mental health care.
For more information on the fund or to view recipients, please visit: https://www.nocofoundation.org/covid-19
READING MAKES SENSE: 200,000 hours Summer Reading Challenge COVID-19 Fundraiser
Stay motivated reading this summer and support the community at the same time. The Poudre River Friends of the Library have pledged to donate $3,000 to the Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund if library readers surpass 200,000 hours of reading by August 16. Click here for details.
IN OTHER NEWS:
NEW WEBSITE UNVEILED
Visit nocofoundation.org, to explore our new fresh, clean, easy-to-navigate website. Explore, engage, apply, or give — we’ve simplified the menu structure so you can quickly find the right information. Check out our new accessibility feature (blue circle on the bottom right) that allows you to control the look of how you view the page.
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE BRIEFING
We cordially invite you to our Investment Performance Briefing on Wednesday, August 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. We will be joined by Kurt Spieler, senior managing director of investment management for First National Bank of Omaha, for an overview of the current market conditions, the effect on the Foundation’s investment pools, and the economic outlook. Click here no later than August 17 to RSVP.
Hach Center 2nd annual event
SAVE THE DATE: October 14, 2020
More information to follow
John Roberts on global service
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures presents John Roberts: Global Service (and Then Some) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Roberts is a long-time friend of the Foundation who also served from 2008-2014 on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and is a current member of the Fort Collins Community Fund Committee. Information: globalvillagemuseum.org
Kathryn Hach-Darrow, friend of the Foundation, passed in June. Kitty and her family have left a huge philanthropic legacy for Northern Colorado. Following her husband Cliff’s passing in 1990, Kitty became CEO of Loveland-based Hach Co., the largest woman-operated business in the state of Colorado, which she ran alongside her son Bruce until 1999. Read more
BREAKING GOOD NEWS
FORT COLLINS SYMPHONY PRESENTS TINY CONCERTS
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians from the Fort Collins Symphony shared their music and stories via Zoom during the month of June to participants of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado. The program is part of the FCS Tiny Concerts project to connect musicians with audiences. The FCS and DFCNC are partners in the B Sharp Arts Engagement program. fcsymphony.org
HOMEWARD ALLIANCE BACK AT THE MURPHY CENTER
Monday, June 22 was Homeward Alliance’s first day back at the Murphy Center. Some new additions include a donated mobile restroom, a water bottle refill station made from a repurposed New Belgium Brewing lime juice barrel, and a new check-in system to reduce the potential risk of COVID-19 spread. Information: https://homewardalliance.galaxydigital.com/
THE MATHEWS HOUSE DELIVERS 700 MEALS PER WEEK
The Matthews House is grateful to the Bohemian Foundation and local restaurants that participated in Feeding Our Community. Through this program, it was able to deliver over 700 meals each week to its youth and families — almost 5,000 meals since the pandemic began.
Feeding Our Community provides high-quality meals prepared by locally-owned restaurants, delivered by local breweries, and distributed through community partners. It also helped employees return to work, address food insecurity, and strengthen our community. thematthewshouse.org
FINALLY HOME. VIRTUALLY
Finally Home has been busy over the past 11 weeks adjusting its mode of service for vulnerable children, teens, and adults in the foster, adoptive and kinship world. It created 10 new interactive video conference workshops for each of these groups: adults, teens, school-age kids, and the whole family. It also created and delivered 20 Family Survival meals that served over 60 people along with having fun creating and delivering over 50 Mother’s Day kits that served over 250 people! Way to be adaptable and well done, Finally Home. https://finallyhome.net/