A season to celebrate
Colorado Gives Day update
Congratulations to the 2019 grant recipients
Scholarship application cycle opens January 15

Breaking Good News NoCo



Holiday Hours

The Community Foundation will be closed on 12/24 and reopen on 12/27 for regular business hours. We will also be closing at 12 p.m. on the 31st and stay closed on 1/1 in observation of the New Year. End-of-the-year gifts need to be received at our office or postmarked by 12/31 to be credited to 2019.

A season to celebrate

On December 10, the Foundation was delighted to celebrate Colorado Gives Day with you, our community and friends, at our Holiday Open House.  We enjoyed catching up and laughing with you. Click here to view the photo album from the event.

Colorado Gives Day update

Your enthusiasm for, and support of, local nonprofits is invaluable. Thank you to 10,264 supporters who donated to 179 Larimer County nonprofits, raising a total of $1,888,390!



Statewide, $39.6M was raised from 165,000 donations for 2,569 nonprofits!  Well done, Colorado!

Congratulations to the 2019 grant recipients!

Over the past two years, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has made over $20 million in grant and program distributions to projects in our community. The majority of our grants are made from Donor Advised and Designated funds.

Each year, Community Fund Committees for Berthoud, Estes Valley, Fort Collins, and Loveland gather to award grants to their respective communities. Each committee has its own criteria, and all select projects from nonprofits that deliver exceptional value to their community. For more information please visit

We are excited to announce the grant recipients for 2019.  

2019 grantees: Berthoud
distributed: $45,155

A Little Help
Berthoud Golden Links, Inc. (Berthoud Senior Center)
Berthoud High School Athletic Booster Club
Berthoud Historical Society
Berthoud Local
Berthoud Robotics
Food Bank for Larimer County
Foster and Adoptive Families of Larimer County
Give Next Fund
Guided Hope
Habitat for Humanity, Berthoud
House of Neighborly Service - Berthoud
Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, Inc.
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Wildfire Community Arts Center


2019 grantees: Estes Valley
distributed: $96,270

Ballet Renaissance
Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc.
Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado
Ensight Skills Center, Inc
Estes Arts District, Inc.
Estes Park Learning Place, Inc.
Estes Park Medical Center Foundation
Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, Inc.
Estes Park Salud Foundation
Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success
Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation
Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership
Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley
Historic Stanley Home Foundation
Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities
Rocky Ridge Music Center Foundation
Synergy Ecological Restoration
United Way of Larimer County
Via Mobility Services
Young Artists and Scholars Group


2019 grantees: Fort Collins
distributed: $222,583

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Birds Forever Endowment Fund @CFCN
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
ChildSafe Sexual Abuse Treatment Center
City of Fort Collins
Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust
Community Resource Center
Crossroads Safehouse
Elderhaus Adult Day Programs
Faith Family Hospitality
Finally Home Foundation
Friends of the Symphony
Give Next Fund
Health District of Northern Larimer County
Homeward Alliance
International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival
Meals on Wheels Fort Collins
No Barriers USA
Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fund
Poudre School District
Project Youth and Chamber Music (Off the Hook Arts)
United Day Care (dba Teaching Tree Early Childhood)
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers


2019 Grantees: Loveland
distributed: $112,025

Alternatives to Violence
Community Resource Center
Downtown Loveland Foundation
Food Bank for Larimer County
Give Next Fund
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center
Hearts and Horses Endowment Fund 
Loveland Elder Green House Homes for Life Enrichment
Loveland Youth Gardeners
Nonprofit Strategic Planning Fund
Northern Colorado United for Youth
Pulliam Community Building Foundation



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December 2019


TeamSeePossibilities inspires and empowers young people with vision loss to thrive and excel. In 2019, the organization designed the Global Scholars Program which identifies high-achieving students with vision loss, offers support through scholarships, mentorship, and peer connection.  The first cohort of 12 scholars completed their fall semester, showing the world just how much a person with a visual impairment is capable of achieving.


Finally Home unveiled its new curriculum which teaches skills and patterns that consistently show up in healthy families. In October, its first partner used the "Finally Home Family Strengthening Program" which is comprised of SuperHero Academy, Resiliency Training for children, Teen Life Skills for youth, and Survival Skills for Healthy Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families for adults.


Kerrie Luginbill from Old Town Media  was chosen as an honoree at BizWest's 40 Under 40. She also received the Community Service Award, presented by the Community Foundation, for her volunteer work. Kerrie serves as president of the Fort Collins evening Rotary Club, president-elect of Project Self Sufficiency, and as a judge and mentor for DECA students. She selected Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins as the nonprofit to receive the $1,000 grant that accompanied her award. Photo: L-R Ella Farhrlander (Community Foundation), Tracy Mead, (Project Self Sufficiency), Kerrie Luginbill, (Old Town Media), and Jeff Nuttall (BizWest)

200 journeys home

Homeward Alliance feels fortunate that almost 200 individuals and families who began 2019 homeless are now warm and safe today. And they celebrated Thanksgiving in their own homes!

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