Fort Collins Senior Center Expansion Committee Awarded Boettcher Foundation Grant
Released on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Bob Adams, Recreation Director
John Litel, Community Relations and Marketing
The Fort Collins Senior Center Expansion Committee, A citizen-led 501C3 formed in 2007, has been awarded a Boettcher Foundation Grant totaling $25,000. The funds will be utilized toward the Fort Collins Senior Center expansion project scheduled to begin this October. The Senior Center Expansion Committee's goal is to raise an additional $1 million for the expansion project. The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department has contributed $500,000 toward that goal and the Expansion Committee has raised $186,000. On May 16, 2013 the committee launched the final phase of the fundraiser titled "Engage in Aging." The committee's goal is to now raise $314,000 by October 31, 2013. The committee is focusing fundraising efforts on private donors, local businesses, and foundations like the Boettcher Foundation.
For 75 years, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded capital grants to Colorado nonprofits for the purchase, construction or major renovation of buildings. Specifically, the Community Enrichment Grants exist to improve communities throughout the state both by supporting arts and cultural facilities, community resource / multi-purposes spaces and youth-serving organizations.