Local Organizations Use Grants to Build a More Equitable Community
- | Bohemian Staff
Local nonprofits, schools and government units are using their Bohemian Fund grants to make Fort Collins a more equitable place. The next chance to request a grant is coming up. The application opens Aug. 9 and closes Sept. 8.
This spring, 39 organizations received Bohemian Fund grants totaling $600,000. Here are a few grantees who are working toward an equitable community where everyone belongs:
- Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County recognized there was a gap in addressing the increasing suicide rates among 18–24-year-old young adults. Their new program explores the specific needs of 18-24-year-olds in Fort Collins not enrolled in post-secondary education. It provides suicide prevention resources, social events and peer support groups that are designed for this group.
- Cultural Enrichment Center of Fort Collins serves Black youth in Fort Collins and provides a space where youth feel belonging. The organization’s programming reflects students’ voices and input. Their student-centered model supports culturally relevant learning skills and helps students direct their own education and development.
- Little Shop of Physics is bringing mini hands-on science festivals to lower income communities, in partnership with Housing Catalyst. These events aim to make science accessible to everyone in their home communities by removing barriers of cost, language, timing, and transportation for families.
Find out how to make a grant request during workshops Aug. 10, 16 and 18. Register at https://www.bohemianfoundation.org/bohemian-fund/workshops-applicant-support.