Responsive grantmaking in our community


Pharos Fund is one of Bohemian Foundation's responsive grantmaking programs.

Pharos Fund takes its name from the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built on the island of Pharos near Egypt. We believe the name provides a beacon of inspiration that guides us in our grantmaking and reminds us to light the way toward creative, innovative ideas and solutions in our community.

Through Pharos Fund, the Foundation makes awards up to $30,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations and government entities serving the Fort Collins area.

Since its inception in 2001, we have awarded more than $15 million in Pharos Fund grants. A committee of Bohemian Foundation board members, Bohemian staff, and community members selects grantees through a twice-yearly competitive application process.

Pharos Fund is aligned with our Community Program goals.

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