On November 29, NoCo CARES– a fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado– hosted its end-of-year grant ceremony, a highlight of which was the presentation of a $40,000 grant to House of Neighborly Service. This grant will benefit the Berthoud Life Center to support Berthoud families, young people, and seniors, while providing spaces for partnering nonprofits to operate.

“We are so grateful for the support of NoCo CARES and are thrilled to have them partner with us on our Berthoud Life Center project,” says Jinger Tomassi, assistant director of Berthoud House of Neighborly Service. “The impact of their donation will be seen for generations to come as the Berthoud Life Center expands, bringing not only additional services and resources to our Berthoud community, but a place for our community to gather and share life together.”

The grant presentation is the final of four grants awarded by NoCo CARES in 2022. The three other nonprofit beneficiaries included: Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Teaching Tree, and Animal Friends Alliance.

“The purpose of NoCo CARES is to not only raise funds for our community but to educate our members on the various organizations in Northern Colorado,” explains Amy Hummel, NoCo CARES chairperson. “We aim to educate and inspire others to make a difference in their community.” Says Hummel of the grant to House of Neighborly Service, “The Berthoud Life Center will make a tremendous impact on the community through their broad outreach of partnering agencies.”

NoCo CARES welcomes new members and sponsors. For more information about NoCo CARES, visit nococares.org or contact the Community Foundation at (970) 224-3462 or info@nocofoundation.org.

For more information about the House of Neighborly Service, please contact Jinger Tomassi at jtomassi@honservice.org.