OtterCares celebrates 10th year with $320K in education grants

FORT COLLINS — The OtterCares Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Otter Products LLC, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and provided $320,000 in grants to fund local education initiatives. 

Grant recipients, according to a foundation news release, included Junior Achievement, Boy & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship, Thompson Education Foundation, The Success Foundation and Poway Unified School District.

“Entrepreneurship and philanthropy are authentic and genuine to the Otter Products story,” OtterCares executive director Linda Crum said in a prepared statement. “We want students to learn that their ideas matter and we want to work with innovative teachers who aspire to do education differently. Our mission is more than just an idea; it is a movement that has the power to transform.”

The OtterCares Foundation accepts grant applications year-round for educational programs in Northern Colorado and San Diego County. For more information, visit