The Chicago Quarter Fund's primary goal is to do good and have some fun along the way. Each quarter we'll get together to decide which Chicago non-profit organization will receive a $500 grant, while enjoying some great beers at a local brewery. Grants will be funded by our annual membership fee of $100 and community donations. Paid members will receive an email one week prior to our meetings, which includes each nonprofits' two minute video applications. Members will vote on their favorite organization at the meeting and vote on the charitable focus for the next quarter.
Colorado Sports for All is a group of students who collect and earn financial resources for the general benefit of athletes or sports organizations in need. The foundation mainly focuses on helping two primary constituents: 1. Athletes: We will donate money to organizations that help athletes who cannot afford to play sports. We believe all young athletes should have the opportunity to participate in an athletic activity, no matter their financial resources. 2. Athletic Organizations: We will also donate to athletic organizations who are in need of financial support either in the form of donated funds or the purchase of equipment. Colorado Sports For All is a fund of the Longmont Community Foundation (LCF) and your donation receipt will be issued by LCF.
Each year, the hardships that prevent many of the families in the St. Vrain Valley School District from having enough food, proper clothing, or school supplies, also prevent them from having many of the joys of the holidays. Together with church members, hundreds of volunteers, organizations, and businesses in the community, Kindness for Kids is able to make sure the wishes of hundreds of children come true, by providing toys for low-income families living in the St. Vrain Valley School District.
Left Hand Giving Circle (LHGC) is a group of local women committed to improving our community through philanthropic donations and group volunteer projects. When you donate $300 or more you will be invited to LHGC volunteer outreach events, grant review sessions, and social gatherings. More information can be found on Left Hand Giving Circle's at www.lefthandgivingcircle.org
The Quarter Fund is an untainted, optimistic group of young professionals ready to get their hands dirty in an exploration of philanthropy. QF members meet four times a year to make a $700 grant and a commitment to volunteer for a morning with a Boulder County nonprofit. Each quarter, Quarter Fund shifts its nonprofit focus - basic needs might be one quarter and environmental concerns might be another - so that members are constantly exposed to new missions and new perspectives. The Quarter Fund's primary function is to have fun and do some good along the way.
Silver Dollars giving circle members are seniors (55+ years) who love living in the communities of the St. Vrain Valley. We encourage both giving and community involvement among older adults. We want to make a positive impact in the St. Vrain Valley by creating an interactive and fun atmosphere for older adults to discuss community issues and to help not-for-profit (NFP) organizations along the way.
The Green House project offers a radical and innovative approach to elder care in Longmont. Each one of the 8100 square foot houses will have 12 private bedroom suites, each with its own full bathroom, accessible chef style kitchen, beautiful living room anchored by a fireplace, a community dining room for everyone to eat family style, a den for watching TV or using the computer, a front porch and sunroom for visiting with friends and family. The houses will be managed by the Elders who live there and the team of Shahbazim, (certified nursing assistants), who work there.
Help bring a new Fire Safety House (FSH) to children of Longmont! Your support of this project will help build a new Fire Safety House and provide materials as part of Longmontâs Fire Safety Education Outreach program. In 1989, the Longmont Breakfast Optimist Club funded Longmontâs first FSH. At the time, it was one of the first safety education houses in the country. This house was replaced in the early 2000âs. Over the past 29 years, thousands of St Vrain Valley first and third graders have learned about fire, fire safety and what to do in event of a fire. There are documented stories of children stating that what was learned at the FSH helped their families during a fire
To support the purpose of preparing for, and construction of, a cultural and performing arts center in Longmont. This is a combined effort of the Centennial State Ballet, Longmont Chorale, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Longmont Concert Band, Longmont Youth Symphony,and Longs Peak Chorus.
In partnership with the Veterans Community Project, the Longmont Community Foundation and others in the community are raising funds to build and operate a veterans village in Longmont. A Veterans Village is a community of transitional tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veterans' homelessness. This combination of housing stability and onsite services will lead to more successful permanent housing outcomes. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny-home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.
Longmont residents live at the heart of a networking revolution. The city is home to the award-winning NextLight fiber-optic network, a not-for-profit 100% community owned internet service that offers ultra-high-speed service citywide. Communities across the nation have studied NextLight as a model for their own municipal broadband networks, while the local St. Vrain Valley Schools have used it as a foundation for an aggressive technology plan that has made LongmontÃ¢ÂÂs classrooms more connected than ever. The Need: For Children of some low income families the connected education stops when they come home from school. These homes were once served by a community Ã¢ÂÂDigital Divide program based on a citywide Wi-Fi system, but the program was discontinued as the aging system became obsolete, falling far short of what was needed. The Solution Ã¢ÂÂ Sharing the NextLight This program will provide families with a 25 mbps NextLight connection for both upload and download speeds. This would provide a fast and reliable connection in the convenience of a familyÃ¢ÂÂs own home with no contracts and no data caps. The Sharing the NextLight Fund will be used to pay the published monthly NextLight internet rate and installation fees for low income families
Ascend St. Vrain is a needs-based, multi-year scholarship for St. Vrain Valley School District students who wish to attend a four year university, community college, vocational, or technical school in Colorado. Specifically targeted to lower to middle income families, Ascend St. Vrain helps alleviate the debt that many lower and middle income families incur by sending their kids on to post-secondary schools.
Live and Give Longmont is a permanent fund that not only generates much-needed revenue for existing nonprofits, but also grows over time to ensure funding well into the future. Since its founding in 2002, the Fund has been able to leverage individual gifts into a larger pool to make the most meaningful impact. The St. Vrain Valley is rapidly growing, and Longmont is poised to become the largest city in Boulder County. As a result of this tremendous growth, our community needs to be ready to assist those nonprofits that support residents with their health, basic needs, and education needs, as well as those that work to improve the aesthetics of the community and overall quality of life through investment in the arts and the environment. Your support helps fund all issues in the St. Vrain Valley for now and forever.