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A Fire Fund to Restore our Watershed

Bohemian Foundation matches the first $250,000 in gifts

Everyone loves a comeback story.

Northern Colorado’s two primary watersheds – the Poudre and the Big Thompson – each face a long, hard recovery from the damage caused by our recent catastrophic wildfires.

And with the support of the Bohemian Foundation, the NoCoFires Fund is working to get our vital rivers and streams back to sustaining wildlife, recreation, and agriculture, as well as supplying high-quality drinking water for 1,000,000 people.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Bohemian Foundation has pledged to match the first $250,000 in donations made to the NoCoFires Fund.
  • Using that initial funding, the Community Foundation will leverage additional grant dollars from private, state, and federal sources.
  • The long-term goal for the NoCoFires Fund is to raise $1 million for continuing watershed restoration needs.

Early estimates show that mitigation in the Poudre River watershed alone will cost around $50 million. Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fire, the two largest wildfires in Colorado history, together burned over 400,000 acres that impact both Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds and communities downstream.

It’s time to focus on mitigation, address the critical needs, and begin long-term recovery work. The Community Foundation has the track record, leadership, and relationships to positively impact Northern Colorado. Click here for more info.


Rescue the rivers

Click here to read the article in North Forty News.


Ella Fahrlander, chief engagement officer, and Mark Driscoll, chair of the Board of Trustees, share details of the NoCoFires Fund watershed recovery plan.

As seen on NEXT:

9NEWS’ Kyle Clark jumpstarts fundraising efforts for the NoCoFires as a “Word of Thanks” on November 4.

Thank you, Kyle, for highlighting this important cause on your show!

Nonprofits look to Colorado Gives Day for funding

Visit nocogives.org to schedule your donation today

Larimer County nonprofits have faced unprecedented challenges this year. Donors can show their support by scheduling a Colorado Gives Day donation today through December 8. Donations scheduled for Colorado Gives Day will benefit from the Incentive Fund of $1 million, shared among all nonprofits receiving donations.

Along with almost 200 local nonprofits participating this year, the Community Foundation offers an opportunity to donate directly to funds hosted at the foundation. Those funds include:

  • Kayla Marie Adsit Memorial Foundation
  • Doctors Without Borders: The Teardrop Fund
  • Give Next Program Fund
  • Fort Collins High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • FJ Summit Scholarship Fund
  • Austin J. Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • OtterCares Innovation Stations Fund
  • NoCo COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Northern Colorado Fires
  • Sterling Community Fund

Visit NoCoGives.org and search for a local cause of your choice!

About: ColoradoGivesDay.org is an online giving initiative featuring more than 2,900 Colorado nonprofits, providing comprehensive, up-to-date information on the organizations and a safe way to donate online. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has served as the regional champion for Larimer County since 2012, by providing resources to nonprofits as well as conducting a marketing campaign to boost local donations.


Memorial scholarships honor donors’ loved ones and causes

The Community Foundation is honored to work with donors who make life-long impacts on the lives of students through scholarship funds established at the Foundation. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we proudly announce that scholarships were awarded to 30 students totaling $209,965! These recipients are from a broad range of communities served by the Foundation, including Amherst, Fort Morgan, Haxtun, Holyoke, Iliff, and Sterling in Eastern Colorado, as well as Berthoud, Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and Wellington in Larimer County.

They are attending nine Colorado colleges and universities along with American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Arizona State University, Boston University, Creighton University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Grand Canyon University, King’s College, University of Puget Sound, and University of Southern California. There were many wonderful applicants and the Foundation sincerely thanks our awards committee members for their diligence in selecting the winners.

Please join us in congratulating the recipients and thanking the scholarship funders for providing educational opportunities through these generous awards. Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 cycle will be available online on January 15.

The search is on for the Foundation’s next president & CEO

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is excited to officially launch the search for our next president and CEO. We are looking for someone who is an experienced executive leader who is natural at building relationships with a variety of individuals. This individual should be a strategic thinker, a natural communicator, and have a passion for improving Northern Colorado communities through philanthropy.

Click here to learn more

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