Every year, the Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) makes a portion of its federal funding available to its regional partners as grants, in support of projects, programs, and events that benefit the community and relate to the mission of the Poudre Heritage Alliance. To learn more please visit https://poudreheritage.org/grant-information/

The following organizations have received grants from the Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA):


El Espejo – Girls Summer Research Institute

Recipient: Poudre Learning Center
Year awarded: 2011

Total cost of project : $19,692


Current Events – River Education Initiatives

Recipient: CSU Environmental Learning Center
Year awarded: 2011

Total cost of project : $17,503


Monument Tower and Interpretive Signage

Recipient: Poudre Learning Center
Year awarded: 2011

Total cost of project : $57,890


“Food, Forage and Farm” Exhibit

Recipient: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Year awarded: 2011

Total cost of project : $106,138


Go West Art Fence

Recipient: City of Greeley Museums
Year awarded: 2012

Total cost of project : $186,125


Biodiversity Wall Exhibit

Recipient: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Year awarded: 2012

Total cost of project : $156,026


Interpretive Signage

Recipient: City of Fort Collins – Natural Areas Department
Year awarded: 2012

Total cost of project : $190,000


“Well Watch” – Groundwater Curriculum and Teacher Inservice Project

Recipient: Poudre Learning Center
Year awarded: 2013

Total cost of project : $17,044


“The Great Divide” – Film Pre-Production

Recipient: Colorado Humanities
Year awarded: 2013

Total cost of project : $50,000


Fort Collins Water Works Interpretive Center – Construction Document Development

Recipient: Poudre Landmarks Foundation
Year awarded: 2013

Total cost of project : $56,146


Town of Windsor Museum Exhibit Redesign

Recipient: Town of Windsor – Art and Heritage Department
Year awarded: 2013

Total cost of project : $57,999


“Gage the River” – River Gage Signage

Recipient: Poudre Runs Through It
Year awarded: 2014

Total cost of project : $26,611


“FCI5O: A Sesquicentennial Celebration” – Exhibit

Recipient: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Year awarded: 2014

Total cost of project : $250,000


Frank State Wildlife Area – Open Space Preservation Planning Documents

Recipient: Town of Windsor – Parks and Open Space Department
Year awarded: 2014

Total cost of project : $109,648


“The Great Divide” – Film Production

Recipient: Colorado Humanities
Year awarded: 2014

Total cost of project : $176,333


Council Tree, Strauss Cabin, and Coy Homestead – Interpretive Signage

Recipient: City of Fort Collins – Natural Areas Department
Year awarded: 2015

Total cost of project : $15,470


3 Byways and a National Heritage Area Loop Tour – Brochure, Web Landing Page, Launch Events

Recipient: Cache la Poudre – North Park Scenic & Historic Byway Council
Year awarded: 2015

Total cost of project : $24,969


Eastman Park Master Planning and Interpretative Signage

Recipient: Town of Windsor – Parks and Open Space Department
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $57,836


“The Great Divide” – Film Tour

Recipient: Colorado Humanities
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $49,582


Eaton House – Master Plan and Renovation

Recipient: Town of Windsor – Art and Heritage Department
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $59,349


Fort Collins Water Works II

Recipient: Poudre Landmarks Foundation
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $33,700


Educational Partner Program

Recipient: Poudre Learning Center
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $20,000


Fulfill Our Wish Statue

Recipient: Windsor-Severence Historical Society
Year awarded: 2015

Total Cost of Project: $167,823


“Power of Place” – Film

Recipient: History Colorado
Year awarded: 2016

Total Cost of Project: $59,800


Heritage Trail

Recipient: City of Fort Collins/BHA Design
Year awarded: 2017

Total Cost of Project: $1,090,485


Nature Rides

Recipient: The Growing Project
Year awarded: 2017

Total Cost of Project: $11,533


Restoration of James Ross Proving Up House

Recipient: City of Fort Collins Historic Preservation Department
Year awarded: 2017

Total Cost of Project: $80,000


Historic Windmill Installation and Interpretation at Centennial Village

Recipient: City of Greeley Museums
Year awarded: 2017

Total Cost of Project: $20,362


Heritage Trail at the Poudre River Whitewater Park

Recipient: City of Fort Collins – Parks Planning
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project:


“Power of Place” – film production

Recipient: Havey Productions
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project: $409,530


Eaton House Construction and Planning Documentation

Recipient: Town of Windsor
Year awarded: 2019

Total Cost of Project: $60,000


“Watering the West” – film production

Recipient: Watering the West LLC
Year awarded: 2019

Total Cost of Project: $34,446


Academic and Small Grants


Gateway Sign

Recipient: City of Fort Collins Natural Resources
Year awarded: 2014

Total Cost of Project: $750


Aquablitz

Skye Sach – Graduate Student
Year awarded: 2014

Total Cost of Project: $20,816


Cool Off at the Library

Recipient: Poudre River Library District
Year awarded: 2014

Total Cost of Project: $5,970


PHA History

Recipient: Professors and students at Metro State College History and Journalism departments
Year awarded: 2016

Total Cost of Project: In progress


Ralph Parshall Study

Recipient: Michael Weeks – Graduate Student
Year awarded: 2016

Total Cost of Project: $6,784


H2O Today Exhibition

Recipient: Greeley History Museum
Year awarded: 2017

Total Cost of Project: $14,256


Dirt – A Terra Nova Experience

Recipient: Bas Bleu Theater
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project: $12, 566


Woodbriar Park Art

Recipient: City of Greeley
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project: $150,000


Wild & Scenic River Celebration and Watershed Restoration Projects

Recipient: Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CPRW)
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project: $3,492


“A River of Stories” – short film

Recipient: Fort Collins Downtown Creative District
Year awarded: 2018

Total Cost of Project: $4,171


Watson Lake Fish Ladder & Interpretative Signage

Recipient: Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Year awarded: 2019

Total Cost of Project:


Poudre River Water Quality Monitoring Project

Recipient: University of Northern Colorado Foundation
Year awarded: 2016

Total Cost of Project: $21,989


Bellvue Lab Clean-Up

Recipient: Jackson Ditch Co./Water Supply & Storage
Year awarded: 2019

Total Cost of Project: $5,000