Bohemian Foundation announced Dec. 12 that local nonprofits working to improve the well-being of children, teens and families, and promoting community engagement are among the Fall 2013 Pharos Fund grant recipients. Examples of programs supported through the Pharos Fund include: youth mentoring, financial literacy training, youth arts apprenticeships, literacy enrichment activities, and civic engagement forums.

A total of $513,507 was awarded to 29 organizations. Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000. Since its inception in 2001, Bohemian Foundation has awarded over $13 million in Pharos Fund grants to a wide variety of nonprofits serving the Fort Collins area.

Nonprofits receiving Fall 2013 Pharos Fund grants:

B.A.S.E Camp, Inc. $25,000
Bauder Elementary School, PSD $12,000
Boltz Middle School, PSD $5,000
Center for Public Deliberation, CSU $26,703
Children’s Speech & Reading Center $5,000
ChildSafe Colorado, Inc. $20,000
Colorado Water Institute, CSU $13,000
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, CSU Campus Corps $29,469
Department of Student Services, PSD $5,820
Educo School of Colorado $15,000
Food Bank for Larimer County $30,000
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery $25,000
Fort Collins Soccer Club $10,000
Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek $7,500
HalfMoon Arts $7,000
Homelessness Prevention Initiative, Inc. $25,000
Larimer County Child Advocacy Center $15,000
Lincoln IB World Middle School, PSD $29,695
Little Shop of Physics, CSU $22,320
Live the Victory Inc., The Matthews House $25,000
Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc. $25,000
Project Self Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins $25,000
Serve 6.8 $25,000
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center $15,000
The Community Literacy Center, CSU $5,000
The Family Center/La Familia $25,000
The Growing Project $15,000
Touchstone Health Partners $10,000
United Way of Larimer County, Inc. $15,000
TOTAL $513,507

Pharos Fund grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with programs that serve as a catalyst for public awareness or encourage and enable our youth to become productive members of society. Funding priority is given to organizations that empower people to help themselves, focus on causes versus symptoms, and demonstrate inclusion of social and cultural differences. Grants provide for program and project support, general support, equipment/capital support, and technical assistance.

Pharos Fund recipients are selected through a competitive process by a selection committee. The selection committee is comprised of Bohemian Board members, Bohemian staff and community members. Bohemian Foundation will begin accepting applications for the next Pharos Fund round starting in early February 2014. Visit our website for more information.

Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001 by Pat Stryker and the Pharos Fund was the Foundation’s initial responsive grant-making program.

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