Inspiring and Cultivating Charitable Giving


In 2005, Bohemian Foundation created Give 10, an initiative designed to inspire charitable connections, celebrate philanthropy and build a stronger community.

Give 10 supports two networks of local philanthropists – Emerging Leaders and Partners. Emerging Leaders are committed to growing their local giving, while Partners have been giving locally at high levels consistently. Give 10 offers engagement, learning and connection opportunities. The initiative aims to support and inspire local philanthropists so that they set and achieve a generous local giving goal of at least $10,000 annually.

Give 10 Emerging Leaders make a commitment to incrementally grow their local giving over three years. In the first year, donors give $5,000 to Larimer County nonprofits; in the second year, they give $7,500; and in the third year, they give $10,000. Once donors meet this three-year challenge, their participation is recognized with a one-time matching gift of $10,000 from Bohemian Foundation. After completion of the three-year giving challenge, Emerging Leaders become Give 10 Partners.

Give 10 Partners are philanthropists who are already giving $10,000 or more annually to Larimer County nonprofits. These individuals are important ambassadors for giving and inspire others to give locally.

Currently, more than 350 local households partner with Give 10 as Partners or Emerging Leaders and are — or are on their way to — each giving $10,000 annually to Larimer County nonprofits.