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Fiona Sofia wins the 2022 Sonic Spotlight

Colorado Sound | December 9, 2022

Last night at Washington’s in Fort Collins, Colo., the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the Bohemian Foundation, and the Colorado Sound hosted another great Sonic Spotlight Finals showcase.
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Fort Collins seeks artists for Pianos About Town

Loveland Reporter-Herald | December 5, 2022

Artists are being sought for the 2023 Pianos About Town program in downtown Fort Collins. The artists, as in the past, would paint or decorate pianos that are placed in outside locations around town for people to use.
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How CSU athletics is using $5 million gift to women's sports

Coloradoan | September 8, 2022

A $5 million gift to be used on women’s sports at Colorado State has been earmarked to improve facilities for nearly every women’s sport on campus. The most visible impact to fans will be on CSU's new soccer and softball complex, but other portions of the projects from the donation are aimed at improving facilities across sports.
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Dream come true: Parklane Mobile Home Park residents buy park, set example for others

Coloradoan | August 30, 2022

When Parklane Mobile Home Park residents found out in December the park was going up for sale, longtime resident Evelia Rosas said they felt afraid and uncertain about the future of their community.
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School is Cool: CSU community delivers in helping PSD students

CSU Source | August 8, 2022

Nearly 200 volunteers took part in Colorado State University’s signature outreach effort to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for Poudre School District students. Volunteers from CSU – faculty, staff, administrators and students – participated in the annual School is Cool program Aug. 2-4, ensuring students throughout the Poudre School District have the supplies to...
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Parklane Mobile Home Park residents become first in Fort Collins area to buy park

Coloradoan | August 2, 2022

Residents of Parklane Mobile Home Park finally own their properties. Residents of the park, located just outside city limits in northeast Fort Collins, formed a nonprofit — United Neighbors/Vecinos Unidos — to help them buy the park shortly after their landlord told them it would go up for sale in December, according to a news release from the nonprofit.
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Fort Collins Program Keeps the Music Alive

CPR News | July 22, 2022

The popular Pianos About Town project is a year-round program that pairs pianos with artists who paint them outside during the summer. This “art and action” gives the community a chance to meet the artists.
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Fort Collins Program Repurposes Old, Donated Pianos to Inspire Spontaneous Music

Denver 7 | July 4, 2022

The City of Fort Collins started Pianos About Town about 12 years ago, inspired by an art installation in New York at the time. The program repurposes used and donated pianos, then places the instruments around town with a catch.
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Fort Collins Drag Queen Paints Her First Piano About Town

Coloradoan | June 30, 2022

After less than an hour in downtown Fort Collins, Krisa Gonna was already feeling the heat late Tuesday morning. Despite dressing in lighter clothes in anticipation of the beating summer sun, the drag queen's purple-tinted wig weighed heavy as she crouched under a small white pop-up tent on the edge of Old Town Square.
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Homeward Alliance Announces Relaunch of Project Homeless Connect

North Forty News | April 3, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Fort Collins’ 11th annual Project Homeless Connect is scheduled to take place on April 15, 8 am-noon at the Aztlan Community Center in Fort Collins.
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Sonic Spotlight competition showcases young talent in Weld and Larimer counties

Loveland Reporter Herald | December 12, 2021

Competitions such as “The Voice,” “American Idol,” and “America’s Got Talent” have uncovered some amazing talent from musicians across the nation. While a handful of artists are lucky enough to make the cut, there are hundreds of musicians that don’t get a chance to showcase their talents. In addition, many of these national competitions aren’t geared toward younger artists. Sonic Spotlight in Fort Collins is working to bring younger artists into the mix through its annual music showcase and competition.
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Looking for a new canvas? Try becoming a Pianos About Town painter in 2022

Coloradoan | December 9, 2021

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art project that commissions the painting of donated pianos before sprinkling them throughout Fort Collins, is looking for artists to paint or decorate next year's lineup of pianos.
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Hispanic and Mexican beet worker monument to be unveiled in Sugar Beet Park

Coloradoan | October 6, 2021

At the turn of the 20th century, networks of tiny, two-room homes started popping up on the fringes of Fort Collins. First came the dozen or so box houses of Buckingham, 240-square-foot structures with oval roofs, four little windows and sheds out back for horses and cows. Then came the assemblage of shacks on a northeastern farm that would eventually be named Andersonville.
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Fort Collins Murals: See This Art Anytime

North Forty News | September 7, 2021

When I first moved to town in 1980, the only mural art I can remember was the collection of huge album cover paintings that decorated the outside walls of Rocky Mountain Records at Laurel and College and the inside walls of Avogadro’s Number.
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School is Cool marks three decades of helping PSD students succeed

CSU Source | June 17, 2021

August will be an exciting month on the Colorado State University campus. Not only will faculty, students and staff be returning to in-person teaching, learning and working after nearly 18 months of remote operations, but one of the University’s signature outreach programs will embark on its 30th year of service.
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Loveland, Berthoud, Fort Collins students grant nonprofits $105,204 through Give Next

Loveland Reporter-Herald | June 13, 2021

Students from 20 middle and high schools in the Poudre and Thompson School Districts awarded $105,204 to 36 Larimer County nonprofits through the Give Next philanthropy program.
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Bohemian Foundation Changes Grant-Making Process

BizWest | June 2, 2021

The Bohemian Foundation based in Fort Collins will change its grantmaking programs starting in August. Gone will be the Pharos Fund that supported nonprofits and Muse, which focused on building community through music.
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Bohemian Foundation Awards $96,000 for Music-Related Activities and Organizations

NOCO Style | March 4, 2021

Muse provides grants to organizations that have popular contemporary music as their primary focus or that have a program that centers on popular contemporary music. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation makes awards up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Larimer and Weld Counties.
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Community Foundation Launches Initiative to Restore Watersheds

North Forty News | November 25, 2020

Everyone loves a comeback story. Northern Colorado’s two primary watersheds – the Poudre and the Big Thompson – each face a long, hard recovery from the damage caused by our recent catastrophic wildfires. And with the support of the Bohemian Foundation, the NoCoFires Fund is working to get our vital rivers and streams back to sustaining wildlife, recreation, and agriculture, as well as supplying high-quality drinking water for 1,000,000 people.
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Global Programs Grantees Recognized as Accelerators

ACCELERATORS | November 20, 2020

Two of Bohemian Foundation’s global grantees, Educate! and Sanergy, were recognized as “Accelerators” by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Accelerators, they are committed to launching something entirely new that will have a transformative impact on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
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