Philanthropy with ‘Hart’: How Lois and Arn Art Plan to Leave a Legacy

Lois and Arn have spent a lifetime serving others. Through teaching, philanthropy, volunteerism, and even service in the armed forces, the Harts fulfilled their sense of community and responsibility. Now, they’re looking to serve beyond their lifetimes. Through a legacy gift at the Community Foundation, the Harts plan to support causes they care about in perpetuity.

Learn how the Harts are converting their assets and home, affectionately referred to as Hart Haven, into community impact.

Arn and Lois Hart

One purpose of a community foundation is to provide support for a community for generations to come. The Community Foundation’s Legacy Society recognizes the 200+ donors who have extended their charitable giving beyond their lifetime in some manner. It includes all donors who have established an endowment fund during their lifetime, advised our staff that the Community Foundation is in their estate plans, or made a gift from their estate into an endowed fund. Their generous, strategic gifts will benefit Northern Colorado and the Eastern Plains communities far into the future.

Learn more about the Foundation’s Legacy Society and view a list of current members. Contact the Community Foundation at (970) 224-3462 or to learn how you can leave a philanthropic legacy.

Last week, we celebrated members of the Legacy Society with an ice cream social.  View all event photos here

New Grant and Donation Portal

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is implementing an upgraded technology platform, including a new fund portal for anyone with a fund at the Foundation. We’re excited to share the features and functionality of this new tool and appreciate your patience during the transition.

We will share additional resources as we near the launch of our new portal in mid-August. You can learn more about the transition to our new technology platform and the new fund portal. Note there are no changes to the grant application portal. Please contact with any questions.

Introducing Revamped Nonprofit Support Services

To better support our local nonprofit sector, the Community Foundation has reenvisioned and relaunched two nonprofit programs! Through the Organizational Enhancement Matching Program, nonprofits looking to increase capacity can select from a menu of highly customized consulting services at a deeply discounted rate.

The Impact Investing Loan Program provides nonprofits or government equivalents with low interest, short- to intermediate-term loans.

Fall Grant Cycle

The Community Foundation’s Competitive Grant Cycle opens NEXT THURSDAY, August 3! The Foundation makes grants twice a year through our Community Funds that benefit Berthoud, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Loveland, and our larger Northern Colorado region.

Upcoming Events

Annual Investment Performance Briefing – September 7, 2023

SAVE THE DATE! Celebration of Philanthropy – May 9, 2024

Breaking Good News NoCo

Showcase your success in our newsletter, on our website, and on social media

Good news is contagious, and we want to celebrate YOU! We invite 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Northern and Eastern Colorado residents to share a success story through Breaking Good News.

Community Champions

Through the support of Community Champions, the Community Foundation brings people and resources together to spark change, channel passion into action, and explore solutions. Learn more about Community Champions.