What is the Music Event Fund?
The Music Event Fund provides support for both community and/or fundraising events for nonprofit organizations within the Greater Fort Collins area. Sponsorship consideration is given to single and multi-day events that showcase nonprofit music organizations and/or local musical talent. By funding music related events, we hope to support meaningful relationship development and support between the public and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit music community. We are looking for events that support that promote the development and performance of diverse music expression and/or support events where music is the centerpiece or main focus of the event. Event Fund requests are accepted on an ongoing basis, but not less than 90 days prior to the event date.
What is the average Music Event Fund award amount?
Awards range from $500 to a maximum of $5,000. Please keep in mind that the Bohemian Foundation prefers to contribute at a level similar to other community supporters and that awards in the higher ranges must provide compelling arguments as to why that level of support is warranted.
Do you provide event sponsorship for non-501(c)3 organizations?
No. The Music Event Fund applicants are required to be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
Do I need to supply a new Music Event Fund application each year for my event?
Yes. The information is required each year as the process is competitive. Funding in one year does not guarantee funding in subsequent years and the application is regularly updated.
Is there a limit to the number of years an organization can apply for event sponsorship?
No. However, prior awards do not guarantee future funding.
Will the Bohemian Foundation consider an in-kind donation for a silent auction?
May an organization submit an application to both the Muse Fund and the Music Event Fund (In accordance with respective guidelines)?
Yes. However, be sure they are different requests. The Muse Fund and the Music Event Fund were designed to meet different organizational objectives.
Is there a deadline date for Music Event Fund consideration?
No. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis but not less than 90 days prior to the event date.
How soon will I receive notification of whether or not my organization will receive funding?
Award notification will occur within 30 days of receipt of a completed Music Event Fund Application, publicity memo and outline of sponsorship benefits. Please allow enough time for our processing to accommodate any publicity deadlines (i.e. brochures, flyers, etc.).
My organization/group is planning a benefit concert – is this eligible for Music Event Fund consideration?
May we include the Bohemian Foundation logo in publicity efforts associated with your sponsorship?