At the Broomfield Community Foundation, we share our knowledge, expertise and resources to strengthen our community.
- Parlando’s production of “The Sound of Music” – June 2017
Photo Credit: Parlando School for the Arts Staff
- Hope House of Colorado Volunteer, Jeff and resident, Lexis
- Thorne Nature Experience In-School Program
Positive Change Happens When People Come Together for a Common Good
When you partner with Broomfield Community Foundation, you are joining a larger collective network of donors, nonprofits, community leaders and residents committed to strengthening our community and creating larger impact together.
- We invest in programs and organizations that help Broomfield area people, businesses and organizations thrive.
- We support five key areas that community members have identified as being critical to our community well-being. Arts, Human Services, Civiv Projects, Seniors, Education.
- We support the vision, mission and efforts of nonprofits through grantmaking, partnerships and donor education and support.
Community Partner Spotlight
Mission: To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.
Thorne’s programs connect more than 13,500 youth to nature each year and expand their knowledge in the areas of science and literacy. Emphasis is placed on working with low-income, low-scoring, and culturally diverse youth throughout Boulder/Broomfield County. During the 2017/2018 school year and summer of 2018, Thorne programs will reach 863 Broomfield youth. All students in grades k-5 at Emerald and Kohl Elementary will receive a three class series of nature lessons that involve interactive explorations, inquiry-based experiments, scientific instruments and specimens, and writing a picture book. Thorne will also offer a day-long field trip to Sombrero Marsh for 150 2nd and 3rd graders at Emerald and Kohl and a twelve-week After School Program and 30-hour summer camp to 48 and 24 students respectively at Emerald. Thorne has specifically targeted Emerald for its After School Program because the school has high percentages of low-income (57%) and minority youth (58%) and these populations typically have less exposure to nature and underachieve in science and literacy. In total, Broomfield students will receive 4,458 student hours of programming.
Volunteers and interns play a critical role in the success of Thorne’s programs, and are involved at every level of the organization, from providing general administrative support to teaching programs and serving on the Board of Trustees. Volunteers and interns receive real-world work experience with a successful, 64 year-old nonprofit. Benefits include resume-building, professional references, and the personal fulfillment gained from knowing you have helped impact the lives of our community’s youth and protect the environment. A full list of current volunteer and intern opportunities are listed on our website.