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LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Natural Resources is proud to announce $20,783 in grants to support eight community and neighborhood projects that help educate and connect people to the land. 

The awards were given to a wide range of organizations across Larimer County through the department's Small Grants for Community Partnering program.

The 2019 grantees, projects, amounts and locations include:

Project Applicant Project Name Amount Funded Project Location
Colorado Native Plant Society Native Plant Restoration at River's Edge Natural Area $3,000 Loveland
Colorado Youth Outdoors Colorado Youth Outdoors Outdoor Education and Team Building Trail $3,000


The Growing Project The Growing Project Community Garden at FoCo Café $3,000 Fort Collins
Ivy Stockwell PTO Ivy Stockwell Outdoor Classroom, Phase Four, Meadow Installation $2,024 Berthoud
Oakridge 7 HOA Oakridge Ash-Shadow Tree Planting Party with Xeric Education $2,987.24 Fort Collins
Raisin' Roots Farm Extension of Growing Season for Provision of Fresh Produce to Larimer County $2,996.17 Fort Collins
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program Rocky Mountain Raptor Program Educational Outreach $1,500 Northern Colorado
Sproutin' Up Corporation Sproutin' Up Farm Expansion $2,275 Fort Collins

Small Grants for Community Partnering is an initiative of Larimer County Natural Resources to disperse a portion of Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax dollars for projects that:

  • Enhance natural areas
  • Create public linkages with existing open lands and parks
  • Offer opportunities for environmental education, outdoor recreation or nature interpretation
  • Provide opportunities for people to connect with the land through agriculture or increased access to open spaces and natural areas
  • Develop new research on Larimer County open spaces

Annually, $20,000 is set aside from the tax funds for grant awards each year. Since 2008, Larimer County has awarded $308,583 for 200 community and neighborhood projects.

Learn more about the Small Grants for Community Partnering program.

Small Grant Recipient The Growing Project
Published on: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:10pm
Contact Details:

Jennifer Almstead, Fund Development and Projects Specialist, (970) 619-4569

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