$3 MILLION MATCHING GRANT ALLOWS COLORADANS TO DOUBLE HURRICANE RECOVERY DONATIONS; Bohemian Foundation provides matching grant, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado establishes Colorado’s Hurricane Recovery Fund

Coloradans who want to support hurricane recovery efforts now have an opportunity to double the impact of their giving.

Bohemian Foundation will match – dollar-for-dollar up to $3 million – gifts made by Colorado individuals, businesses and foundations to Colorado’s Hurricane Recovery Fund. This fund, established by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, will help nonprofit organizations address intermediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs across U.S. states and territories.

Donations made to the fund by midnight on Nov. 1, 2017 are eligible for the match. The Community Foundation will not charge an administrative fee to this fund. To donate online, visit the Community Foundation’s website at NoCoFoundation.org/hurricane. To have a personal conversation regarding a gift or to donate stock, please contact the Community Foundation team at [email protected] or 970-224-3462. Checks may be made payable to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, memo Hurricane Recovery, and sent to 4745 Wheaton Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Donors also can text COLOGIVES to 41444, a text-to-give option provided by United Way of Larimer County for this fund.

“The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Bohemian Foundation teamed up to support recovery efforts for Hurricane Katrina and the Northern Colorado fires of 2012 and floods of 2013. We learned that there are two distinct areas to address: first response and long-term needs,” said Ray Caraway, Community Foundation president. “This fund will support intermediate and long-term needs. To distribute Coloradans’ generous support, we will work with trusted partners to fund reputable nonprofits who best know the needs in their communities.”

“This recovery fund allows Coloradans to assist the thousands of individuals who are suffering from the devastating 2017 hurricane season,” said Pat Stryker, founder of Bohemian Foundation. “With this matching grant, we invite all Coloradans to double the impact of their giving. We know our generous Colorado communities will answer this challenge.”

Following Hurricane Harvey, Bohemian Foundation established a $2 million matching grant that challenged northern Colorado residents to donate to the Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. With the growing impact of the 2017 hurricane season, Bohemian Foundation has expanded the match from $2 million to $3 million and has opened the campaign to all Colorado residents and organizations, including foundations.

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado serves a unique leadership role in that it brings people and resources together around important issues. Charitable giving in response to a disaster can often be confusing and overwhelming, and the Community Foundation is a well-established steward of donations and is committed to deploying a thoughtful, responsible and timely due diligence effort to the distribution of donor gifts.

About Bohemian Foundation:

Bohemian Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2001 by philanthropist Pat Stryker. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Bohemian Foundation works to empower citizens and impact communities through its strategic grantmaking programs and special initiatives. To learn more visit, bohemianfoundation.org.

About the Community Foundation:

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is a nonprofit, public foundation working to build permanent endowments for the benefit of charitable causes and organizations in Northern Colorado. It manages more than 450 individual charitable funds — including hundreds of Donor Advised funds established by individuals and organizations — and more than $100 million in assets. To learn more visit, NoCoFoundation.org.

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