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Founded
1984
Size
Large
Providing hunger relief for those in need
In 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County was founded to avoid duplication of food collection and distribution efforts by nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to reduce hunger through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need. We are the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated and rescued food in Larimer County. In 2007, we reduced hunger by distributing 5.6 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry, government commodities, food drives and other sources to disadvantaged Larimer County residents. These residents represent single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in crisis, the disabled and the homeless.
Founded
1988
Size
Large
Great futures start here
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, we provide an environment that helps young people reach their full potential. It is a positive mission that we meet head-on with life-changing programs and a caring, dedicated staff. We are there, every day, when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable - the after-school hours from 2:30 to 7:00 M-F, and all day during the summer and other school breaks. At the Clubs, kids learn to work and play together. They are given structure and responsibility. They participate in activities and programs that are so much fun they often don't know they are learning principles and ethics. Their attitudes change, they become more confident, develop character, and learn why it is important to get an education. They are motivated to avoid alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and early sexual experimentation.
Founded
1989
Size
Large
Expand your mind. Engage your world.
Combining science with history and culture, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) connects you to a deeper understanding of your world and your place in it, from our local community to the global community beyond. FCMoD is a place where people can come together for shared events and experiences, a place for building community while providing inspiration and insight. This is the vision of the FCMoD, to create meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect, and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science and culture.
Founded
1998
Size
Tiny
Helping people and the planet
Founded in 1998, Trees, Water & People (TWP) is dedicated to helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends. This mission is guided by two core beliefs:- That natural resources are best protected when local people play an active role in their care and management; and - Preserving local trees, wetlands, and watersheds is essential for the ongoing social, economic, and environmental health of communities everywhere.
Founded
1969
Size
Medium
Live united
United Way of Larimer County with our community partners, donors, and supporters are working toward the long-term solutions in the areas of education, income and health to achieve greater community impact. These are the building blocks to a good quality of life: Health: When every person in Larimer County has his or her basic needs met, we create a healthier, more stable community. Income: Enough income provides stability for families and individuals, allowing them to thrive. Education: Entering school ready to learn and finishing high school prepares children to succeed in college, work and life. Our mission is to cultivate and mobilize community resources to change and save lives.
Founded
1981
Size
Tiny
Providing teams to teach English as a foreign language
Founded in 1981, English Language Institute/China (ELIC) is an educational organization that exists to place passionate people in contact with students across Asia through the medium of teaching English. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the U.S. and Canada to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia. While ELIC is focused primarily on university campuses, we believe that we also have a stake in what happens beyond the campus. We currently have 534 teachers and family members in Asia, and have sent 10,000 throughout the history of our organization.