The Fort Collins Senior Center Expansion Committee, a citizen-led 501C3 formed in 2007, has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Fort Collins Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and a $15,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The funds will be utilized toward the Fort Collins Senior Center expansion project that broke ground in October and is scheduled to open summer 2014. The Expansion Committee has also received grants from the Boettcher Foundation ($25,000), Daniels Fund ($150,000), and Griffin Foundation ($1,000).
A hard hat tour of the Senior Center Expansion plans and the annual membership meeting is scheduled on December 4 at 5:30 PM at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. The nationally recognized Fort Collins Senior Center opened in 1995 and has been operating at capacity since opening day. With Larimer County's 65+ population projected to grow by more than 140% over the next 20 years, Fort Collins voters in 2005 approved a $5.1 tax increase to expand the Senior Center. The expansion will create an additional 17,000 sq. ft. adding multi-purpose rooms, a cardio-fitness room, a dance and exercise studio, additional storage space, a larger lobby and social cafe, a wellness center, new administration space, and more parking.
For questions regarding the Expansion or the membership meeting, call 970.221.6644.
About the Committee and Grantors
The Senior Center Expansion Committee, a citizen-led 501(c)(3) non-profit, was formed to raise awareness about the need for the expansion and additional funds needed to support the project. The committee is nearing its $1,000,000 fundraising goal. For more information, visit SeniorCenterExpansion.org.
The Fort Collins Community Fund is an unrestricted fund established for the Fort Collins Community by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. For more information, please visit http://www.nocofoundation.org/71/Fort%20Collins
El Pomar, located in Colorado Springs, is a private nonprofit foundation established in 1937 by Spencer and Julie Penrose. For more information, please visit http://www.elpomar.org
The Boettcher Foundation’s mission has been to invest in the minds and mortar of Colorado. They do this by awarding full four-year in-state scholarships to the state’s top high school seniors and by providing capital grants to Colorado nonprofits.
The Daniels Fund Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in our four-state region as well as national programs. Each year, approximately 70% of the Daniels Fund’s community investments are made through the Daniels Fund Grants Program in the following areas: Aging, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics and Integrity in Education, Homeless and Disadvantaged, and Youth Development.
Griffin Foundation supports higher education as one of its three principal missions. Other charitable activities include the support of health care and of the performing arts.