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15 years and counting...

Ray Caraway, our President and CEO, joined the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado in January 2003. Since then, the Foundation has encouraged collaboration across the region and contributed to aspirational community projects that include NoCo Unify, Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado, Project Smile, Rialto Theatre Center, Inspiration Playground and many more. Congratulations on the prolific 15 years, Ray!

Community Foundation board and staff commemorate Ray's anniversary by presenting him
a framed copy of two articles: one, published in 2003, outlining Ray's vision for
the Foundation, and another highlighting the accomplishments 15 years later.

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New funding opportunities

Supporting Northern Colorado nonprofit organizations is one of the core services the Community Foundation provides. Below are funding opportunities that have come our way.  

The Sally Beck Fund
El Pomar Foundation has launched The Sally Beck Fund, which is supporting nonprofit organizations providing direct care to equines, therapeutic riding programs, and equine-related disaster response. El Pomar’s Freda Hambruck Fund supports nonprofit organizations that prevent cruelty to animals, provide direct care and medical assistance, and offer educational programs for the proper care of and attention to animals within the state of Colorado.

Freda Hambruck Fund
El Pomar’s Freda Hambruck Fund supports nonprofit organizations that prevent cruelty to animals, provide direct care and medical assistance, and offer educational programs for the proper care of and attention to animals within the state of Colorado.

Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Arts Initiative
Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Arts Initiative, for communities with under 20,000 people, assists nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts.

Laura Jane Musser Fund Environmental Initiative
The Laura Jane Musser Fund Environmental Initiative assists public or not-for-profit entities with projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publically owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities.

Click here for more nonprofit resources.

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Sponsorship Registration is now open

Celebration of Philanthropy is an annual event that brings together community leaders to connect, recognize philanthropic endeavors, and inspire generosity in our region.  We hope you will join us on May 3, 2018, and consider becoming a sponsor.

It is because of our sponsors that we are able to invite inspirational speakers, honor outstanding philanthropic work, and put on a memorable event. We are proud to be working with local companies and individuals who are passionate about the region. Click on the link below to find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits.

Become a Sponsor

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Rob Panos at (970) 488-1986 or events@NoCoFoundation.org. 

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:
(as of 02/13/2018)

Presenting Sponsor

Community Legacy Sponsor

Innovation Sponsor 

Leadership Sponsor 

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In recent news:

ChildSafe Colorado awarded City of Fort Collins Human Relations Organization of the Year Award. Read more

Fort Collins Symphony wows students at Youth Education Series Concerts. Read more 

Compass Community Collaborative School: A new 6-12 public school comes to life with help from the Community Foundation. Read more

Larimer Chorale champions regional cooperation through a new choral alliance. Read more

Inheritance of Hope NoCo: Local terminally ill parents find hope and support at legacy retreats. Read more

Nonprofits: share your milestones, achievements or any positive good news! Click here to submit your news.

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Success for Eastern Colorado Community Fund

In 2017, the Community Foundation’s ECCF partnered with the Haxtun Community Childcare Center, Haxtun Hospital District Foundation, Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Sterling Family Resource Center to support the long-term sustainability plans of those organizations. In addition, community leaders worked with the ECCF to create the Sterling Community Fund and Wiggins Community Fund, which will provide a vehicle for future charitable projects. The Eastern Colorado Cornerstone Campaign raised $100,000, which resulted in an additional $25,000 matching grant from the Boettcher Foundation. 

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