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Competitive grant cycle opens July 1
Hurricane Recovery Fund at work
Eastern Colorado gains philanthropic momentum
Outgoing Trustees
Challenge: spend a day giving back to community this summer
Seeking aspiring Water Literate Leaders
Paid intenships available
Recap of 2018 scholarship awards
Colorado planned giving roundtable
Breaking Good News NoCo

Competitive Grant Cycle opens July 1

One way the Community Foundation supports local nonprofits is through its annual competitive grant cycle. We invite charitable organizations serving the residents of Berthoud, the Estes Valley, or Loveland to submit a grant application to be considered by one of our grantmaking committees. The application form will be available on our website July 1, and the submission deadline is Saturday, July 21. Grant awards are usually made by early November. Watch our “Apply for a Grant” page for more information, and contact our team at DonorServices@NoCoFoundation.org or (970) 488-1978 with any questions.

Hurricane Recovery Fund at work

As the 2018 Hurricane season begins, we want to update you on the organizations that have received support from Colorado’s Hurricane Recovery Fund.

Over 1,000 people collectively donated more than $1.1 million after last year's devastating hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – to assist with intermediate and long-term needs. Your donations are  making a positive impact on the recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Click here to view the photos submitted by nonprofits that are using those donations for recovery work.

Visit our website for the list of carefully vetted grant recipients and our ongoing grantmaking progress. 

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Eastern Colorado gains philanthropic momentum

In an effort to inspire philanthropy throughout Logan County, the Sterling Community Fund Committee, with the help of numerous local volunteers, planned two summer events to raise awareness and financial support for the Sterling Community Fund.

On June 2, the Sterling Reviewers Club held the "Old Library Tours" to celebrate the library’s 100th anniversary.  Over 100 people took the tour and learned the history of the library along with the vision of the Sterling Community Fund.  

Over 370 tickets have been sold to the highly anticipated Sterling Community Fund Courthouse Square Outdoor Gala on June 16Click here to learn more about the Foundation's work in Eastern Colorado.

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Outgoing Trustees

We sincerely thank our outgoing two-term Board of Trustees members, Robert Kearney (Berthoud) and Chuck Levine (Estes Valley), for their many contributions to the Foundation.

Challenge: spend a day giving back this summer

Caring for the community is part of our job. And now we are also skilled at applying fascia! The Community Foundation staff learned a thing or two working with the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity on construction of its Harmony Cottages during a volunteer day in May.

And now we pass the challenge onto you – and your company, church group, book club, friends, or family – to benefit a cause by working together as a team. Reach out to your favorite local nonprofit to see what help it needs, or check out these opportunities compiled by the United Way of Larimer County

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seeking aspiring Water Literate Leaders

The Colorado Water Institute, in cooperation with Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, operates a non-partisan Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado program. Modeled after highly successful programs such as Leadership Northern Colorado, this program is for those who hold or aspire to political office, or other roles, including boards and commissions, which can impact regional water policy. 

The application process for the 2018-2019 Class is available here. Applications are due July 20, and participants will be chosen August 15. 

For more information, click here or contact MaryLou.Smith@colostate.edu


Paid internships available

Internships at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado provide college students with opportunities to participate in meaningful activities that affect our community and to develop valuable professional skills. Responsibilities include assisting with events, donor services, outreach, marketing, graphic design, and operations. These paid internships generally last 1.5 years. Click here for details and to apply. 

"Having the opportunity to work for the Community Foundation was one of the best job experiences. I was not only educated but also engaged in the great work being done by the nonprofit sector in Northern Colorado." - Brandon Belk, past intern

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recap of 2018 Scholarship awards

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship recepients! May your educational goals lead you on the path of success and wisdom.

Number of scholarship awards in 2018: 56
Number of new awards in 2018: 24
Number of renewing awards in 2018: 32

Photo: Holyoke High School graduate Dominique Penzing receives the 2018 Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship award, presented to her by John Chapdelaine, Director of the Eastern Colorado Community Fund. Dominique is pursuing her passion in elementary education at the University of Northern Colorado this fall.

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Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

Wednesday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, 4745 Wheaton Dr, Fort Collins

The Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable is convening at locations throughout the state a series of local roundtable discussions for nonprofits. The NoCo site will feature topic-driven tables led by local professionals who will share important information about issues that impact nonprofits. This free event will cover deferred gifts, planned giving prospects, gifts from IRA/retirement plans, and non-cash gifts/gift policies. It will be hosted by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and United Way of Larimer County. 



Tired of bad news? Want to learn about good news happening in your corner of the world? Follow us on Facebook for #BreakingGoodNewsNoCo or visit our Breaking Good News NoCo webpage.

In recent news:

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud turns 50. Read more
One Community One Family is now nonprofit. Read more
Hearts and Horses breaks ground on larger arena. Read more
Pets Forever keeps people and pets together. Read more

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