Nonprofit News: Updates from Northern Colorado Nonprofits

The Community Foundation is pleased to share these nonprofit announcements with our donors and friends. To submit your news, please click here

Feeding Our Community Ourselves, Inc.

FoCoCafe’s mission is to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay, while using mostly local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients. The organization is seeking funding for general operations: to repair equipment and to buy fresh produce for meals. For more information please contact Mallory Andrews at feedingourcommunityourselves@gmail.com or (309)368-1659.
Or go to http://fococafe.org/donate/ 

Added on 8/28/2017

finally home

Established in 2008, Finally Home is a national nonprofit organization that trains and encourages foster, adoptive, and kinship families as they provide a safe and loving home where wounded children can heal. Finally Home seeks funding for General Operations and Family Strengthening Events. By donating, you are helping adoptive, kinship, and foster families in Northern Colorado access vital resources and tools. For more information, please contact Justin Boling at jboling@finallyhome.net or 970-889-3536.

Added on 8/10/17

SAFE KIDS LARIMER COUNTRY 

Safe Kids Larimer County, led by UCHealth, is committed to preventing accidental injuries to children 0-19 years of age through education, media awareness and access to safety devices. Their top three injury areas of focus in Larimer County are child passenger safety, bicycle safety and teen motor vehicle safety. Safe Kids Larimer County is seeking funding to purchase car seats for Car Seat Education and Distribution programs. This program provides low-income families with one hour of education and a new, safe and correctly-sized car seat for their child. For more information, please contact Alison Weston at alison.weston@uchealth.org 
or 970-495-7502. 

Added on 8/5/17 

EASTERSEALS COLORADO 

Northern Colorado services at Easterseals Colorado supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through meaningful programs that support participants’ true potential.  Easterseals Colorado support clients through a variety of Day Programs, Guys Group, Ladies Night Out, community job placement, support employment and Career Academy. Easterseals Colorado is seeking funding for new vehicles as well as general operational funds to continue their amazing programs, and allow opportunity for growth. 

For more information, please contact Katie Dockery at kdockery@eastersealscolorado.org or 720-508-9540.

Added 7/25/2017

heart j center for experiential learning at sylvan dale ranch 

Heart J Center provides hands-on learning for people of all ages at Sylvan Dale Ranch west of Loveland. Heart J Center programs make the most of Sylvan Dale's scenic beauty, rich biodiversity, and western heritage and give visitors from around the world the chance to explore science and nature, history and archeology, outdoor skills, and the creative arts. Heart J Center has been providing programs at Sylvan Dale since July 2014 and has served more than 5,000 people in that time. Heart J Center is seeking funding for a Songwriting With Soldiers retreat in mid-November. This is the first time this powerful creative experience for veterans and active duty service members will be offered in Colorado. For more information, please contact Laura Armstrong at laura@heartjcenter.org or 970-690-4221.  

Added on 7/25/17

estes valley investment in childhood success 

EVICS is in our 12th year of promoting and supporting quality early childhood services in Estes Park.  We believe that every child deserves the support and opportunities necessary to grow, learn and succeed. Estes Park is a beautiful place to live, but a challenging place to raise a family.  The cost of childcare is prohibitive for many working families, and high quality options are limited.  Quality childcare and parent support are critical to attract and retain young families in our community. EVICS provides childcare scholarships, support and training for childcare providers and teachers, parent education, and developmental screenings.  EVICS is seeking funding for general operating support.

For more information, please contact Nancy Almond at 970-586-3055 or nalmond@evics.org

Added on 6/14/17

MOUNTAIN STATES CHILDREN'S HOME

Mountain States Children's Home rescues children from abuse, neglect, abandonment and homelessness by providing a home and professional services that heal their physical and mental trauma. Our goal is to reunite these children with their families or prepare them for independence by utilizing a family model of care strengthened by professional counselors and teachers.We have recently opened a new cottage which will serve 6 new children. Mountain States Children's Home is seeking funding to provide professional counseling and basic needs for newly placed children. MSCH has been providing a home for children from northern Colorado since 1960. We are privately-funded with no state or government support. We rely solely on donations from individuals, businesses, churches and foundations.

For information, please contact Walter Williams at wwilliams@msch.org or 303-776-6841.

Added on 5/23/17

TEAM WELLNESS & PREVENTION

TEAM Wellness & Prevention, formerly Team Fort Collins, is a youth focused substance abuse prevention organization serving Northern Colorado.TEAM is seeking funding to help fund the promotion and advertising of the Safer University/Safer Community Project. The project is a collaboration between Colorado State University Health Network, CSU Police Dept., Fort Collins Police Service, the City of Fort Collins and TEAM Wellness & Prevention. The project's focus is to promote responsible use of legal substances in an effort to reduce the number of DUI, nuisance, noise and other harms related to overuse and misuse of alcohol and marijuana. The project is planned for release for the 2017/2018 academic school year and is planned to coincide with events surrounding back to school and the new on campus stadium at CSU. The project includes increased enforcement action intended to decrease negative activity and promote positive actions on the part of community members and students.

For more information, please contact Diane Atwood at (970) 224-9931 or gordon@teamfortcollins.org

Added on 5/17/17

THOMPSON VALLEY ART LEAGUE

The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League are dedicated to promoting artistic endeavors in Northern Colorado and is especially supportive of promoting our community's student art and art opportunities. Art in the Park is the primary fundraising effort which brings together local artisans, food trucks and performers for a weekend of celebration of the arts. Art in the Park is the longest running art festival in Colorado and has emerged as an artisan event that draws people from all over the country.  Art in the Park is seeking funding to provide stipends for performers and interns as well as support for marketing efforts and overhead of the gallery and its programs.

For more information, please contact Mary Connole at 301-642-5577 or mmconnole@gmail.com

Updated on 5/17/17

GRACE PLACE

Grace Place exists to break barriers, build bridges, and bring hope to the Northern Colorado community. Breakaway Camps offer a high-energy summer day camp experience where every child will feel loved, safe, and secure while developing their faith, fun, and friendship. Funds are needed to purchase equipment and supplies for creative art, recreation, performing art, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Funds are also needed to provide scholarships for kids to attend camp.

For more information, please contact Kim Neeper at kim.neeper@graceplace.org or 970-532-9886. Read on…

Added on 5/5/17

CHARIS YOUTH RANCH

Broken horses healing broken children: Charis Youth Ranch provides equine programs for at-risk kids, their families, and now veterans. The stars of the show are rescued horses whose stories of brokenness and redemption are shared with participants who are, in turn, able to see a little of their own brokenness. This starts the conversation between horse and human which culminates in learning new communication skills, basic horsemanship, and self-awareness in a low stress, peaceful environment. Charis Youth Ranch is seeking funds to repair its three loafing sheds and to improve its arena. An ongoing need is hay, feed, and funds for farrier and vet care for its horses.

For more information, please contact Tracy Cookman at newlifehorses@gmail.com or 970-988-2828.

Added on 5/5/17