Overview

Fort Collins Foothills Rotarians provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Rotary members throughout the world believe we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.

Globally, Club members work together to advance the seven priority areas of Rotary International:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protect the environment

Locally, the Foothills Rotary Community Service Committee represents the Foothills Rotary membership and furthers the Club’s goal to support organizations committed to helping those in need in Northern Colorado. The committee solicits, reviews and awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a quarterly basis, coordinates Rotary participation in volunteer projects and helps educate Rotarians on nonprofit agencies and community challenges. Priority areas are:

  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Low-income populations

 

Applying For A Nonprofit Grant

Grant Eligibility:

  • Applications from 501(c)3 organizations serving individuals in Fort Collins.
  • Preference given to nonprofits requesting funds that meet our global or local priority areas above.

Grant Awards: Foothills Rotary generally awards grants of $1,000.

Volunteer Request: Does your nonprofit need volunteers for an upcoming project? Please include a brief description in your application.

Application Deadlines:

  • December 1
  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
Questions:  Gary McDonald, Community Service Chair, grants@fcfoothillsrotary.com

The impact we're already having:

2022 calendar quarter 2

Disabled Resource Services

Disabled Resource Services (DRS) is a non-profit organization serving Larimer and Jackson Counties. We focus on assisting people of any age and any disability: physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or mental/emotional. Through our Access to Independence program, our staff works with our consumers to make and achieve goals designed to alleviate the stressful conditions in which individuals live. The result: People lead more productive and self-directed lives with increased dignity, quality of life and independence at home and in society.

SAVA Center

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education.

We envision a culture change that results in the end of sexual violence.

Give Next

Give Next is a school-based program that provides Larimer County middle and high school students with hands-on experience in philanthropic giving. Because Bohemian Foundation pays all credit card processing fees associated with gifts to the Give Next program, 100% of your gift will be granted to the local nonprofit organizations selected by local Give Next students.

2022 calendar quarter 1

CARE Housing

CARE Housing believes that opportunity begins with home. Home is a place where a family can grow and thrive. From the first moment, you will understand our name and commitment to you, your family, and our communities.

Community Literacy Center (CLC)

The primary mission of the Community Literacy Center is to create and facilitate literacy opportunities that invite community members—particularly people experiencing confinement or in recovery—to engage in innovative and supportive writing spaces and to value the writing and art that emerges through conversation and circulation.

Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center

Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center provides quality, affordable, early childhood care for families of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Our children are our future; the growth of each child must be considered on an individual basis. We believe in supporting families and strengthening our community by providing a safe, nurturing and supportive education for our children.

2021 calendar quarter 4

ChildSafe

We believe in a comprehensive, community-based approach to the problem of child sexual abuse

We coordinate services with law enforcement, child protection agencies, schools, medical professionals, and other mental health providers to ensure that our client’s rights and privacy are protected throughout each stage of the process.

Coats And Boots

The North Fort Collins Business Association,, in conjunction with Jax, purchase coats and boots to distribute to children deemed to be the most impacted by poverty. In the past, NFCBA collected more than $25,000 and served the schools in north Fort Collins; every year the goal is to meet the needs of all PSD students in Fort Collins. The mission is simple: to provide high quality winter coats and boots to Poudre School District’s students living in poverty or in need. This organization's vision is that all children in Fort Collins will be properly outfitted for our wintry weather and be able to enjoy the pleasures of playing in the snow. After 15 years they have proudly provided coats and boots to all elementary schools in the Poudre School District.

Foothills Gateway

Since 1972, Foothills Gateway has improved the lives of thousands of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families in Northern Colorado by helping to conquer challenges and achieve their maximum potential. Foothills Gateway strives to empower every ability and highlight the achievements of the human spirit of all ages.

2021 calendar quarter 3

Boy Scouts of America
Longs Peak - Greater Wyoming Council

It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

  • Values
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Family involvement
  • Fun
  • Diversity
  • Outdoor experiences
  • Conservation

Canyon Concert Ballet

Canyon Concert Ballet’s mission as a nonprofit educational organization is to expand, nourish, and enrich the artistic opportunities in classical dance through training, performance, and community outreach in service to the Northern Colorado region.  It is the belief of Canyon Concert Ballet that classical dance should be taught with a great deal of commitment to and respect for the art form while always maintaining the joy inherent in dance.  Class work and performance opportunities should heighten the dancer’s capacity for cooperation, responsibility, and pride. Training and performances should be presented with accessibility for our audiences, volunteers, and artists.

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to motivating kids for future career success, self-sufficiency, and financial acumen. We accomplish this through a huge network of stellar volunteers who share their stories with young people and deliver lessons in career readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

2021 calendar quarter 2

Crossroads Safehouse

Crossroads assists victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter, food, clothing and medical care during their stay. We are open 24/7/365, and our residents are able to stay with us a maximum of eight-weeks.

We also serve non-resident clients with outreach advocacy. Individuals and families reach us through our crisis line, which is answered by a trained advocate who will assist with safety planning, trauma informed care and advocacy.

The Family Center / La Familia

Since 1995, TFC/LF has served as Larimer County’s only early childhood and family resource centers.  Now one of 31 family resource centers in the state, TFC/LF provides high quality early childhood education (ECE) to more than 75 children whose parents work and attend school, extensive crisis and family strengthening services as well as leadership and policy opportunities to more than 400 families annually.

With more than 30% of the staff at TFC/LF being native Spanish speakers and over half being bilingual, TFC/LF is a trusted and safe place for Latinx families and is looked to by the Fort Collins and surrounding community as a leader in racial equity work.

The Matthews House

Community supporting community: The Matthews House disrupts the cycles of poverty and abuse in Northern Colorado. They address the causes of childhood maltreatment and generational poverty, not just the symptoms. This makes a life-changing difference in the lives of at-risk youth and families.

2021 calendar quarter 1

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

BGCLC opened its door in 1986 as a sole teen center located in Fort Collins, and has dramatically expanded its operations to meet the growing needs of Larimer County. In 1989, it became affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and officially became the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County.

Foundation Music School

Foundation Music School is a non-profit community school of the arts committed to providing high quality opportunities in the arts to interested individuals of all ages, abilities and incomes.

Established in 2006, Foundation Music School reaches approximately 600 students in-house each week and of those students nearly 20% receive full or partial scholarships.  We reach another 1,000 individuals each week through our outreach programs, which include our Poudre School District Early Childhood Music Therapy Program, Preschool Music Programs, Wings Easter Seals Program and our Teen Mom and Baby class.

SAVA Center

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education.

We envision a culture change that results in the end of sexual violence.

2020 calendar quarter 4

ChildSafe Colorado

ChildSafe

We coordinate services with law enforcement, child protection agencies, schools, medical professionals, and other mental health providers to ensure that our client’s rights and privacy are protected throughout each stage of the process.

Since 1986, ChildSafe has been helping individuals find their voice and inner strength to put them on a path to healing. We also work to educate families and loved ones on how to provide the right support for traumatized children.

Family Housing Network

Family Housing NetworkIn 2009, FHN expanded the work of Loveland’s Angel House, a member of the national Interfaith Hospitality Network/Family Promise program. Recruitment of faith communities was initiated with the intention of extending the 10-year-old Loveland program to Fort Collins. By 2011, sixteen congregations had been recruited that were willing to host up to four families that were experiencing homelessness for a week at a time, from 5 pm to 7 am the following day on a rotating basis, with Angel House providing screening, day time shelter and case management.

FHN operates in cooperation with the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope, nine local congrations committed to providing onsite housing and eight congregations committed to supporting those host sites.

FoCo Café

FoCo Cafe’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.

FoCo Cafe is the first nonprofit restaurant in Fort Collins. Cafe patrons set the price for cafe cuisine in this pay-what-you-can setting. Instead of a cash register, a donation box is inside. If you can give more, please pay it forward. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, participate in the community with your time and talent in exchange for a mouth-watering meal. Daily menu selections are made primarily using fresh, locally grown ingredients, and funded by donations.

2020 calendar quarter 3

CARE Housing

CARE Housing believes that opportunity begins with home. Home is a place where a family can grow and thrive. From the first moment, you will understand our name and commitment to you, your family, and our communities.

Coats And Boots

The North Fort Collins Business Association,, in conjunction with Jax, purchase coats and boots to distribute to children deemed to be the most impacted by poverty. In the past, NFCBA collected more than $25,000 and served the schools in north Fort Collins; every year the goal is to meet the needs of all PSD students in Fort Collins. The mission is simple: to provide high quality winter coats and boots to Poudre School District’s students living in poverty or in need. This organization's vision is that all children in Fort Collins will be properly outfitted for our wintry weather and be able to enjoy the pleasures of playing in the snow. After 15 years they have proudly provided coats and boots to all elementary schools in the Poudre School District.

And also ...

Project Self-Sufficiency
Book Trust
Partners Mentoring Youth
Habitat for Humanity
Safe Kids Larimer County

Grant Fundraisers:

We are proud to sponsor several fundraising programs and events to support our donations to community and international causes.

Fort Collins Rotary Ale Trail

In 2018, Foothills Rotary created the Fort Collins Ale Trail to support local businesses and the nonprofit community.  Each year Foothills Rotary selects three local nonprofits as beneficiaries for Ale Trail Pass purchases, in addition to options to support Rotary programs.  Each individual who purchases an Ale Trail Pass selects a charitable cause to support with their purchase.  To learn about the Trail or purchase a pass, please visit the Ale Trail site.

Fort Collins Rotary Foodie Trail

In 2019, Foothills Rotary created the Fort Collins Foodie Trail to support local businesses and the nonprofit community. Each individual who purchases a Foodie Trail Pass may select a charity/charities to support with their purchase.  To learn about the Trail or purchase a pass, please visit the Foodie Trail Pass site.

Purple Pins for Polio

Our yearly bowling tournament is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins in order to promote community, and raise funds for the ongoing international fight to finally eradicate polio.

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Fort Collins Peach Festival

The Peach Festival seeks to provide a family friendly event to the Northern Colorado community while promoting service, encouraging community interaction, and allowing local businesses to market and give back to the community through sponsorship.  We are truly so appreciative of your sponsorship and generosity.

Foothills Rotary Cornhole Tournament

Our newest fundraiser was created in 2019 to benefit local and international causes while promoting fun and community. We plan for this to grow as a wonderful event in Fort Collins!
 
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