Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Bohemian Foundation launch matching fund for Hurricane Harvey relief

FORT COLLINS — The Bohemian Foundation is matching donations made to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Donations from residents, businesses and corporate entities of Larimer and Weld counties will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2 million.

“This relief fund is a way for Northern Colorado and Bohemian Foundation to help the thousands of individuals who have suffered losses from Hurricane Harvey,” said Pat Stryker, founder of Bohemian Foundation, in a prepared statement. “We join all citizens around the nation in expressing our concern, and know that our generous community will answer this challenge.”

The NoCo Foundation Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund will help nonprofit organizations address intermediate and long-term needs in the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.

Donations made by midnight on Oct. 20 are eligible to be matched. No administrative fees will be charged on the fund.

It’s not the first time the Community Foundation and the Bohemian Foundation partnered for disaster relief. The two were in a similar partnership for Hurricane Katrina relief, for which they were able to issue grant checks within a few weeks.

“One thing we learned from the Northern Colorado fires of 2012 and floods of 2013 is that there are two distinct areas to address: immediate relief efforts and long-term needs,” said Ray Caraway, Community Foundation president, in a prepared statement. “This fund will support the work of vetted charitable organizations as they undertake necessary recovery efforts.”