Nonprofit News: Updates from Northern Colorado Nonprofits

The Community Foundation is pleased to share these nonprofit announcements with our donors and friends. To submit your news, please click here

Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc.

Since 1970, Neighbor to Neighbor has opened doors and advanced lives through homeownership by providing stable homes, supportive services, and budget education to Larimer County residents. Neighbor to Neighbor prevents displacement and homelessness of families who are struggling to make ends meet due to rapidly increasing rents. For more information, please contact Kelly Evans at or 970-488-2363.

Added on 12/29/2017

Overland Mountain Biking Club

Overland Mountain Bike Club has been promoting the healthy life-sport of mountain biking in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 2009, and prior to that as Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol since 1995. Its 400+ members give thousands of volunteer hours each year by helping build and maintain natural-surface trails, providing education and assistance to all trail users, providing organized opportunities for youth to participate in outdoor recreation, and working with land managing agencies to advocate for resource protections and minimize user conflicts on trails. For more information, please contact Kenny Bearden at or 970-217-6587.

Added on 12/29/2017

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud delivers nutritious meals and daily contact by caring volunteers to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities, helping them to maintain their independence and dignity. For more information contact Susan Atwater at or 970-667-0311.

Added on 12/29/2017

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to improve the quality of life for wolf dogs and wolves through rescue, sanctuary and education. W.O.L.F. gives lifelong care to 30 wolf dogs at its sanctuary located northwest of Fort Collins and provides public education on captive-born wolf dogs and the importance of keeping wolves in the wild. W.O.L.F. was recently approved by the Larimer County Commissioners to move its sanctuary to a  more appropriate location near Red Feather Lakes. Funding is needed to help with property improvements and new enclosure fencing. For more information contact Carol Mahoney at or 970-420-0292.

Added on 12/29/2017


Insaka funds secondary school for girls in the most rural parts of Zambia. A combination of poverty, sexism,  and tradition means that very few girls go to school beyond the 9th grade. Insaka is seeking funding to fund three years of tuition costs for secondary school for two girls, Rachel and Mercy, who will begin in January. The impact that education has on women's lives, and those of their families and communities is significant. For more information, please contact Sherrie Welch at or 970-667-8757.

Added on 11/30/2017

Base camp

BASE Camp provides before and after school services to over 3000 elementary kids throughout Larimer County. They are committed to making services accessible to all families through sliding fee, tuition assistance and scholarship programs for those who would otherwise be unable to afford care. For more information, please contact Katie Watkins at or (970) 266-1734.

Added on 11/30/2017

The matthews house

The Matthews House empowers youth and families by providing resources and building trusting relationships to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse. Youth aging out of foster care, families living in generational poverty, and parents escaping domestic violence or addiction are some of the individuals who receive services. For more Information, please contact Mary Ericson at or (970) 472-4293.

Added on 11/30/2017

the nappie project - a diaper bank

The Nappie Project is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring that children in Loveland, Ft. Collins, and the surrounding communities have an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry, and healthy. It is committed to raising awareness of diaper need and its impact on families. While diaper drives are a good source of diapers, the organization is seeking funding for the purchase of diapers in sizes that have not been donated in adequate numbers. For more information, contact Rachel Konda-Sundheim at or 970-412-8572.

Added on 10/31/2017

adopt colorado kids

Adopt Colorado Kids recruits foster and adoptive families and supports youth who are aging out of the foster care system. It inspires and creates opportunities for the community to care for Colorado's kids through its Dream Makers Program. The organization is seeking funding for increasing capacity, general operations, and project specific and donor directed funding. For more information, contact Julie Mavis at or844-216-5307.

Added on 10/31/2017

harmony foundation, inc

Harmony Foundation  is a residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that includes everything from medically managed detoxification to free lifetime aftercare. It has been in the business of transforming the lives of men and women since 1969. The organization is seeking funding for the scholarship fund for detoxification and/or treatment, remodeling of client cabins, and opening of more aftercare locations and services. For more information, contact Tracy Reinhard at or 303-882-7222.

Added on 10/31/2017

Faith Family Hospitality

Faith Family Hospitality supports families experiencing homelessness in order for them to achieve permanent sustainable self-sufficiency. Families are provided overnight shelter in area faith communities, a day center where they can multitask (do laundry, shower, look for employment or housing while children play or nap), and case management to develop a plan for their future. To help serve more families, FFH is developing the Sherwood House for families who are in need of longer stays. This co-housing facility will allow seven more families to overcome significant barriers to securing housing while gaining the skills and saving the funds that will allow them a successful transition between emergency shelter and permanent housing. For more information, contact Annette Zacharias at or 970-484-3342.

Added on 10/17/2017

COLORADO Youth outdoors

Colorado Youth Outdoors strives to move people into healthier relationships with one another, and to foster improved communication, promote skill development, leadership, initiative and cooperation. Using Swift Ponds, its 240-acre outdoor education and recreation facility, it builds healthy relationships through traditional outdoor recreation, including fishing, fly tying, archery, shooting sports and so much more. For more information, please contact Bob Hewson at or 970-663-0800.

Added on 10/17/2017

Colorado Kids Create, Inc

Colorado Kids Create, Inc. is a nonprofit that publishes books about Colorado and The West illustrated by Colorado students that are sold to raise funds for Art Scholarships.  More than half of its winners last year were from Northern Colorado. One CKC goal is to provide high school scholarship winners and their teachers a week long NOCO Visual Art Experience. The organization is seeking funding for this week long experience which costs an estimated $1,000 per person. For more information, please contact Natalie Myers at coloradokidscreate@gmail.comor 970-619-9960.

Added on 10/17/2017

larimer county foundation

The Larimer County Foundation works to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through employment and workforce development services. The Young Entrepreneur Tournament (YET) engages and prepares youth 18 years of age and younger in the principles of small business ownership, empowering them to believe in their ideas and ambitions to start their own business. For more information, please contact Andrew Minor at 970-498-6083 or

Added on 10/17/2017

northern Colorado reading initiative

Northern Colorado Reading Initiative helps educate, advocate and fund families of students with reading disabilities. The organization seeks funding to help children with reading disabilities connect with a qualified reading specialist. Fort more information contact  Angela Bau-Madsen at or 267-735-5567.

Added on 10/03/2017

loveland housing development corporation

The mission of the Loveland Housing Authority is to provide low and moderate income residents of Loveland with opportunities for home and community through housing. The organization seeks funding for the new Moofie Miller Event Center at the Mirasol Senior Living Community, to increase access to the programs and activities to all of the seniors living in affordable housing. For more information please contact Stephanie Slayton at 970-635-5944 or

Added on 10/02/2017

Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc.

FoCoCafe’s mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay, while using mostly local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients. The organization is seeking funding for general operations: to repair equipment and to buy fresh produce for meals. For more information please contact Mallory Andrews at or (309)368-1659.
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Added on 8/28/2017

finally home

Established in 2008, Finally Home is a national nonprofit organization that trains and encourages foster, adoptive, and kinship families as they provide a safe and loving home where wounded children can heal. Finally Home seeks funding for General Operations and Family Strengthening Events. By donating, you are helping adoptive, kinship, and foster families in Northern Colorado access vital resources and tools. For more information, please contact Justin Boling at or 970-889-3536.

Added on 8/10/17


Safe Kids Larimer County, led by UCHealth, is committed to preventing accidental injuries to children 0-19 years of age through education, media awareness and access to safety devices. Their top three injury areas of focus in Larimer County are child passenger safety, bicycle safety and teen motor vehicle safety. Safe Kids Larimer County is seeking funding to purchase car seats for Car Seat Education and Distribution programs. This program provides low-income families with one hour of education and a new, safe and correctly-sized car seat for their child. For more information, please contact Alison Weston at 
or 970-495-7502. 

Added on 8/5/17 


Northern Colorado services at Easterseals Colorado supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through meaningful programs that support participants’ true potential.  Easterseals Colorado support clients through a variety of Day Programs, Guys Group, Ladies Night Out, community job placement, support employment and Career Academy. Easterseals Colorado is seeking funding for new vehicles as well as general operational funds to continue their amazing programs, and allow opportunity for growth. 

For more information, please contact Katie Dockery at or 720-508-9540.

Added 7/25/2017

heart j center for experiential learning at sylvan dale ranch 

Heart J Center provides hands-on learning for people of all ages at Sylvan Dale Ranch west of Loveland. Heart J Center programs make the most of Sylvan Dale's scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and western heritage and give visitors from around the world the chance to explore science and nature, history and archeology, outdoor skills, and the creative arts. Heart J Center has been providing programs at Sylvan Dale since July 2014 and has served more than 5,000 people in that time. Heart J Center is seeking funding for a Songwriting With Soldiers retreat in mid-November. This is the first time this powerful creative experience for veterans and active duty service members will be offered in Colorado. For more information, please contact Laura Armstrong at or 970-690-4221.  

Added on 7/25/17

estes valley investment in childhood success 

EVICS is in our 12th year of promoting and supporting quality early childhood services in Estes Park.  We believe that every child deserves the support and opportunities necessary to grow, learn and succeed. Estes Park is a beautiful place to live, but a challenging place to raise a family.  The cost of childcare is prohibitive for many working families, and high quality options are limited.  Quality childcare and parent support are critical to attract and retain young families in our community. EVICS provides childcare scholarships, support and training for childcare providers and teachers, parent education, and developmental screenings.  EVICS is seeking funding for general operating support.

For more information, please contact Nancy Almond at 970-586-3055 or

Added on 6/14/17


Mountain States Children's Home rescues children from abuse, neglect, abandonment and homelessness by providing a home and professional services that heal their physical and mental trauma. Our goal is to reunite these children with their families or prepare them for independence by utilizing a family model of care strengthened by professional counselors and teachers.We have recently opened a new cottage which will serve 6 new children. Mountain States Children's Home is seeking funding to provide professional counseling and basic needs for newly placed children. MSCH has been providing a home for children from northern Colorado since 1960. We are privately-funded with no state or government support. We rely solely on donations from individuals, businesses, churches and foundations.

For information, please contact Walter Williams at or 303-776-6841.

Added on 5/23/17


TEAM Wellness & Prevention, formerly Team Fort Collins, is a youth focused substance abuse prevention organization serving Northern Colorado.TEAM is seeking funding to help fund the promotion and advertising of the Safer University/Safer Community Project. The project is a collaboration between Colorado State University Health Network, CSU Police Dept., Fort Collins Police Service, the City of Fort Collins and TEAM Wellness & Prevention. The project's focus is to promote responsible use of legal substances in an effort to reduce the number of DUI, nuisance, noise and other harms related to overuse and misuse of alcohol and marijuana. The project is planned for release for the 2017/2018 academic school year and is planned to coincide with events surrounding back to school and the new on campus stadium at CSU. The project includes increased enforcement action intended to decrease negative activity and promote positive actions on the part of community members and students.

For more information, please contact Diane Atwood at (970) 224-9931 or

Added on 5/17/17


The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League are dedicated to promoting artistic endeavors in Northern Colorado and is especially supportive of promoting our community's student art and art opportunities. Art in the Park is the primary fundraising effort which brings together local artisans, food trucks and performers for a weekend of celebration of the arts. Art in the Park is the longest running art festival in Colorado and has emerged as an artisan event that draws people from all over the country.  Art in the Park is seeking funding to provide stipends for performers and interns as well as support for marketing efforts and overhead of the gallery and its programs.

For more information, please contact Mary Connole at 301-642-5577 or

Updated on 5/17/17


Grace Place exists to break barriers, build bridges, and bring hope to the Northern Colorado community. Breakaway Camps offer a high-energy summer day camp experience where every child will feel loved, safe, and secure while developing their faith, fun, and friendship. Funds are needed to purchase equipment and supplies for creative art, recreation, performing art, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Funds are also needed to provide scholarships for kids to attend camp.

For more information, please contact Kim Neeper at or 970-532-9886. Read on…

Added on 5/5/17


Broken horses healing broken children: Charis Youth Ranch provides equine programs for at-risk kids, their families, and now veterans. The stars of the show are rescued horses whose stories of brokenness and redemption are shared with participants who are, in turn, able to see a little of their own brokenness. This starts the conversation between horse and human which culminates in learning new communication skills, basic horsemanship, and self-awareness in a low stress, peaceful environment. Charis Youth Ranch is seeking funds to repair its three loafing sheds and to improve its arena. An ongoing need is hay, feed, and funds for farrier and vet care for its horses.

For more information, please contact Tracy Cookman at or 970-988-2828.

Added on 5/5/17