about the program

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DC Oakes wants you to Beer it Forward with us! Beer it Forward is based on the Pay It Forward philosophy, when acts of kindness are initiated, generating a ripple effect from one person to the next, one community to the next. At DC Oakes, having your name on the board is a good thing! Buy a drink for a friend, a stranger, a teacher, and we’ll put their name on the board.  See your name on the board? Cash in your drink with your ID! 

But that's not all. Every quarter, DC Oakes will also Beer it Forward to a local community group who inspires us, As part of our Community BFF program, DC Oakes will donate $1 for every Beer it Forward purchase to a local organization doing good in our community. To apply to be a Community BFF Partner, click here

About Our Current Community BFF:

Santa Cops is a local non-profit organization led by representatives from Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Timnath Police Department, Alternative Sentencing Department, the District Attorney’s Office and Colorado State University Police. Santa Cops of Larimer County works to provide toys for children in need within Larimer County to enhance the relationship between children and law enforcement within our communities for Christmas and throughout the year.

Focused on children who come from all walks of life and challenging circumstances, Santa Cops focuses on promoting a positive law enforcement image with these children, delivering presents to Larimer county families and children each holiday season.


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Bike Fort Collins is a Northern Colorado based advocacy group dedicated to increasing participation in active transportation, advancing culture and policy changes to create safer streets and communities, while also creating a culture that is inclusive and empowering of all bike riders, regardless of ability or identity. In other words more bikes and safer streets.


The Vets4Life organization was established to honor American service members who have served our country by offering supportive services that aid in the transition back to civilian life. With a mission aimed at honoring the men and women who were lost during their military service, Vets4Life focuses on supporting individuals who have returned home through transitionary and post-deployment services, mental health counseling and PTSD support, along with tailored resources that help service members plan for their future.


First Class is an award-winning scholarship program that supports first-generation students in Northern Colorado with financial and mentorship support. Now in its third year, the 2018 First Class program is made possible through a partnership between The Coloradoan and Aims Community College, Fort Collins Lions Club, Front Range Community College, Colorado State University, Public Service Credit Union and University of Northern Colorado. This year's 12 winners were selected by a panel of community judges and were awarded up to three years of financial support as well as a pre-college mentorship program. 

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United Way of Larimer County is on a mission to unite, cultivate and mobilize community resources to change and save lives. United Way helps local children and families succeed in school, work, and life by tackling the source of community challenges and driving change that lasts. Focused on building a movement to change more lives and strengthen our local community, the folks at United Way work to unite people and organizations, help children and families succeed, and empower people to act in ways that cultivates a more equitable community for us all.

SMILE #UWokeUp is a non-profit organization designed to provide awareness of traumatic brain injuries(TBI) to our communities, while providing support, tools and tips and TBI prevention insight.  SMILE #UWokeUp provides support in a plethora of ways for traumatic brain injury survivors, their families, and their caregivers. These include support group meetings, prevention education, and education for TBI identification. SMILE #UWokeUp wants to help individuals learn their own strength and what they are capable of while overcoming personal obstacles.


Pathways is a local nonprofit that has served northern Colorado for nearly 40 years. Our dedicated team provides expert and compassionate hospice care, palliative care, and grief and loss support. Honoring every moment of life, Pathways provides compassionate, excellent, comprehensive care for those who have an advanced medical condition and those who are grieving.

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Each year, the Loveland Mountain View Rotary Club hosts an annual BandSmash fundraiser — a “battle of the bands” event showcase of the best northern Colorado bands. Performing covers from rock legends to raise funds for the "Heroes Among Us" scholarships which benefit local high school students as well as projects for local children in need, the Loveland Mountain View Rotary Club’s band battle is advancing our community, one hit song at a time.

The Poudre School District (PSD) Foundation serves the Poudre School District by mobilizing community resources to provide students with educational opportunities that may not otherwise exist. Out of the 50 states, Colorado is 43rd in funding schools on a per-student basis. In addition, out of the 178 school districts in Colorado, Poudre School District receives one of the lowest amounts per student from the state as a result of current state funding formulas. In an effort to change these statistics, the PSD Foundation works to fill the gap in funding and equip students to be successful in a changing world.