The Bohemian Foundation announced that it awarded $540,000 to 37 local organizations through the Pharos Fund.  Pharos Fund was established in 2001 and grants twice every year and is a responsive grantmaking program of Bohemian Foundation that makes awards up to $30,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and governmental units. A committee consisted of Bohemian Foundation board members and community reviewers select grantees through a competitive application process.


“Bohemian Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits demonstrating impactful, measurable outcomes in our community,” said Sara Maranowicz, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Programs director. “We are excited to increase support in our vibrant community goal area, which aims to fortify our community’s capacity to welcome diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.”


The grant money supports local organizations working to encourage and enable youth to thrive, empower individuals and families on the path toward economic stability, and strengthen our vibrant community.

Bohemian Foundation has awarded $18,861,690 in Pharos Fund grants to a variety of organizations serving the Fort Collins area.


Full List of Fall 2018 Pharos Fund Recipients:

Organization Project Award

  • A Little Help Fort Collins Older Adult Services and Engagement $10,000
  • Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County Raising Awareness of Personal Power Program $20,000
  • BASE Camp Inc. Customer and Business Management Software $10,000
  • Boltz Middle School, PSD Equitable Learning for All $5,000
  • Book Trust General Support $30,000
  • Cache La Poudre Middle School, PSD Extended Time After-school Program $15,000
  • CASA of Larimer County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program $25,000 
  • Catholic Services Charities & Community The Mission $10,000
  • Center for Public Deliberation, CSU General Support $25,000
  • Children’s Speech & Reading Center General Support $7,500
  • ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. Adolescent Program Support $12,500
  • Crossroads Safehouse, Inc. General Support $30,000
  • Department of Human Development and Family Studies, CSU Campus Connections $20,000
  • Extension, Larimer County Family Leadership Training Institute $10,000
  • Food Bank for Larimer County Fresh Food Share $30,000
  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Nonprofit Partner General Support $25,000 
  • Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures Connecting Program Cultural Communities $3,000
  • Homeward Alliance One Village One Family $12,500
  • Larimer County Partners, Inc. General Support $18,500
  • Lincoln IB World Middle School, PSD Low-Ropes Course $10,000
  • Little Shop of Physics, CSU Experiment, Discover, Connect, Create: Enhancing the Elementary School STEAM Experience $15,000
  • Live the Victory, Inc. dba The Matthews House Empowering Youth $25,000
  • Livermore Elementary School, PSD After School Program $2,500
  • McBackpack, Inc. General Support $5,000
  • Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc. Achievement of Housing Stability $30,000
  • Poudre Global Academy, PSD Capital Project $15,000
  • Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland- Fort Collins Healthy Families Program $15,000
  • Project Smile Corporation General Support $15,000
  • School of Education, CSU Caminos Partnership $10,000
  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center Advocacy, Outreach, and Prevention $15,000
  • SummitStone Health Partners Grandfamily Support Program $10,000
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography Zora J Murff Project $3,500
  • The Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust Outreach and Partner Program $5,000 
  • The Family Center/La Familia The Incredible Years: A Two-Generation Approach for Child Development $15,000
  • The Growing Project General Support $10,000
  • Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center Safety Smarts Prevention Training $10,000
  • Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch Larimer RSVP $10,000

GIVING TOTAL: $540,000

Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round on December 19, 2018. Visit for more information. Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its responsive grantmaking programs and special initiatives.


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Cynthia Wilson is a multimedia journalist with a Masters in New Media Journalism and a Bachelors in Journalism with a minor in Music Theory and Composition. She has a grassroots digital publication, Argento Studios. She is a content producer and co-founder of The Nashville Music Masters. She was the social producer for Green Mile Films, PR for Women’s Grand Prix at the US Pro Challenge, and Chief Relationship Officer for technology company Studio Hyperset. She is a music journalist, freelance writer, and digital content producer.

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