Boulder County Flood Relief

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The Community Foundation is partnering with other agencies around Boulder County to bring the latest flood relief resources to your attention.

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3 weeks 10 hours ago

Since relocating to Boulder from Tucson one year ago, May Mgbolu is already making an impact on the community.

Leadership Fellows Boulder County provides a strong foundation to learn what Boulder is all about, and to meet local leaders who are doing great work throughout the community,” said Mgbolu, 24, a current Fellow. A joint initiative of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County and the Boulder Chamber,...

3 weeks 4 days ago

When we have rainy days like we've had this past week, many of us can’t help but think back to last September. Our thoughts continue to remain with the members of our community who were impacted by the 2013 floods, many of whom are still rebuilding. We continue to witness the strength and resiliency of our community as friends, neighbors, and even strangers band together to help each other move forward.  

The Community Foundation worked with local volunteers as well as donors from near and far to...

11 weeks 1 day ago

This weekend twenty-five volunteers from The Community Foundation's network helped two different homeowners, Doug and Joy, continue cleaning up after September's flood.

Both residents live next to the Little Thompson River near Lyons and Longmont (in the location of the area's original stage coach stop) and saw the tiny creek expand beyond imagination and leave behind several feet of mud, sand, rock, and debris--inside of buildings and out.

Volunteers dug out irrigation equipment, a motor home, a barn, hung drywall, hauled wood, and filled two dumpsters with debris.

Big gratitude to all the volunteers...

16 weeks 5 days ago

The State of Colorado announced that additional funds will be available to small businesses (including rental property owners) and non-profit organizations affected by the September 2013 flooding through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. These Recover Colorado grants and loans will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be filed online and will be available starting Friday, May 2, 2014.  Eighty percent of the funds will be used to assist Boulder, Weld, and Larimer counties. Fifty percent or more of the funds must be used to assist low and moderate income businesses and individuals.


24 weeks 19 hours ago

By Emily Dusel, Resident and Executive Director of the Lyons Community Foundation 

Imagine waking to emergency sirens blaring “flood is imminent, seek higher ground immediately.”  Imagine gathering your loved ones and running out of your home, in your pajamas, with no shoes on.  Imagine sleeping in the local elementary school gym.  Imagine never being able to live in your home again.

For hundreds of our neighbors in Lyons, this story is all too true.  Thanks to your generosity, these families can hold on to hope.  Thanks to you, they have the strength and resources to begin rebuilding. 

Just after receiving their grant money, one grateful family wrote,...

24 weeks 20 hours ago

Kayli Parker used to live in Lyons, and she wanted to help with flood relief. In February, Kayli sent $600 to the Lyons Community Foundation with a note that said: 

Lyons Community Foundation,
I have rasied $600 dollars for Lyons. The reason I did this is because I have lived there.  I loved Lyons Elementary, restaurants, The Fork, and the houses.  I was really sad when Lyons got flooded. Taht is why I am doing this.  It started out small. I went to a fair holding a felt board and hearts. The first three people's names are in this note.  Then it got bigger when my mom made a link on the computer and sended it to her friends. That is how I made the money for you! I hope it helps. 
Love, Kayli Parker