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Pianos About Town Announces 2022 Piano Artists

North Forty News | May 13, 2022

Pianos About Town, a program that brings local art and spontaneous music to the streets of Fort Collins, recently announced the artists selected to paint pianos in 2022. Twelve of 13 artists are new to the program this season.
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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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Sonic Spotlight: Supporting Emerging Musicians In NoCo

SALT Magazine | September 16, 2020

Ever since the COVID pandemic began in Colorado, there has been a prime directive to keep the music community alive through any means necessary.
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School is Cool: 29 years, 50,000 backpacks

CSU Source | August 10, 2020

School is Cool, now in its 29th year, stuffed 2,800 backpacks with high-quality, grade-specific supplies for PSD students in grades K-12. And for the first time in program history, School is Cool provided 300 CSU students with supplies for the fast-approaching school year.
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COVID-19 isn't stopping these middle and high school philanthropists from making a difference.

NOCO Style | July 6, 2020

Since 2012, middle and high school students in the Poudre and Thompson School Districts have been awarding grants to local nonprofits through Give Next, a youth philanthropy leadership program managed by the Bohemian Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the Give Next Advisory Committee.
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Northern Colorado Music Nonprofit Bands Together With Partners to Offer Safe Live Music Concert Series at the Drive-in

North Forty News | May 30, 2020

The Fort Collins Musicians Association (FoCoMA), Odell Brewing, and Sustain Music & Nature have come together to produce a brand new, social distancing friendly concert series at the historic Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater.
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Fort Collins Ranked Among Most Creative U.S. Cities

99.9 The Point | May 29, 2020

Places like New York City or Austin, Texas are globally recognized as creative hot spots, with thriving music, arts and entertainment cultures. A company called Creative Vitality Suite recently looked beyond these major creative hubs, and ranked the 30 most creative small cities around the country.
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New Larimer Recovery Fund Begins to Accept Applications

Estes Park Trail Gazette | April 29, 2020

A new $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund has begun to accept applications. Colorado Enterprise Fund will manage the fund, which includes, so far, $2 million in lending capital with initial capital provided by the Bohemian Foundation.
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A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis

Billboard | March 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left countless members of the music community facing an uncertain future, as festivals and tours are canceled, studio sessions are called off and business travel is restricted. To help music professionals and their loved ones navigate the crisis, Billboard has compiled a list of resources at both the national and state levels, including more than four dozen relief funds.
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Piano Donations Needed for Pianos About Town Program

North Forty News | Feb. 20, 2020

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, is seeking piano donations to be painted or artistically decorated for the program. The program needs full-size upright pianos that are at least 48″ tall and in good working order.
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