Nonprofit notes

Thirteen grant recipients - representing elementary, middle, high and one charter school from the Poudre School District - received more than $42,000 collectively from the Supporting Partnerships in Innovative Education grant program. Designed to encourage innovative and creative educational approaches, the SPIE grants will directly impact PSD students through classroom initiatives ranging from math, science and technology programs to collaborative programs for literacy and the arts.

The Human Bean presented $6,000 to Poudre Valley Hospital, $1,000 to the Hope Lives! Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Foundation, and $10,000 to North Colorado Medical Center to help provide low-income women with mammograms, diagnostic services and biopsies for women in need. The money was raised from the Oct. 21 Coffee for a Cure, in which 100 percent of sales were donated to help fight breast cancer.

The Loveland Turkey Trot 5K run/walk 10th anniversary event, held Thanksgiving morning at McKee Medical Center with a record 2,100 participants, raised more than $43,000 to benefit the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program at McKee. Stepping Stones provides participants an opportunity to socialize, build friendships, and enjoy stimulating activities in a safe, caring environment.


Fyn Public Relations has opened in Fort Collins. Fyn - pronounced fine - provides a range of public relations services and specializes in helping clients find their niche in the market, craft the appropriate stories and messages to get noticed and customize it appropriately for the right mediums. Founded by Nicole Yost, Fyn can be contacted at 970-682-2420 or


Birthright of Loveland is now Birthline of Loveland. Birthline will retain its 501(c)(3) status and continue assisting girls and women with an unplanned pregnancy through lay counseling, making referrals to other community resources, and providing diapers and baby clothes. The office location at 1528 N. Lincoln Ave. and phone number 970-663-2671 remain unchanged.


Be Local Northern Colorado welcomed new and renewing members Bean Cycle & Matter Bookstore, Green Buffalo Foods, Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Best Energy Monitor, Pitchforks Pinups Calendar, The Sleep Store, Gaby's Soups, Welsh Insurance Agency, Peddler's Choice, Intentional Nutrition, Darvier Jewelry Design Studio, Lotus Painting, and Loco Bueno.

If you have an item to share about name changes, new products or business news of note, e-mail it to Noah Guillaume at, or mail it to Briefcase at NCBR, P.O. Box 270810, Fort Collins, CO 80527.