Awards and Recognition
Realities For Children has been honored in the business, human services and governmental sectors for its ability to unite businesses, nonprofits and community members in the fight against child abuse.
2022 Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award
Realities For Children was recognized as the partner of the year by Family Housing Network.
2021 Partner of the Year Award
Realities For Children was recognized as the partner of the year by CASA of Larimer County.
2020 Child Abuse Prevention Community Service Award
Larimer County Department of Human Services honored RFC for their continuing efforts to go above and beyond to prevent child abuse and neglect and inspiring so many in our community to play a role in providing the best possible environment for every child to flourish and thrive.
2020 Best Of Fort Collins Family Service Award
In recognition of the RFC Homebase Campus that hosted 8,232 children, guardians, and Partner Agencies in 2019.
2019 Most Dynamic in Community Services Award
Celebrating business leadership, innovation, and sector success Global Business Insight honored the Members of Realities For Children with their Community Services Award.
2018 Weld County Commissioners Presentation
In recognition of RFC Weld County Outreach program, the Members were honored as a champion for children and teens in Crisis.
2018 Give Next Award Recipient
Poudre School Students honored the Members of Realities For Children as the Give Next Award recipients for community service.
2018 Ordinary Extraordinary Award Recipient
Northern Colorado Community honored RFC Founder, Craig Secher as an Ordinary Extraordinary recipient.
2017 CSU - Cornerstone Hometown Hero Award
Presented at the CSU Homecoming game to honor the work and outreach of Realities For Children on behalf of at-risk youth.
2017 Give Next Award Recipient
Poudre School Students honored the Members of Realities For Children as the Give Next Award recipients.
2016 Children's Charity of the Year - Colorado & Community Support Award
Outstanding Children's Services. Presented by Small Cap Awards.
2015 Fort Collins Human Relations Award Nominated for the embodiment of the spirit of inclusiveness, giving, and altruism.
2014 TedX Front Range Presenter on the Power of Private Social Partnerships
2014 Distinguished Community Partner
Presented by Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains for exemplary community partnership and support of those in need.
2013 Charity of Choice
Chosen by the Colorado Family Support Council based on low administrative costs and commitment to serving youth and families in need.
2013 Charity of the Year
Loveland Chamber of Commerce
2012 CFO of the Year
Northern Colorado Business Report and Kennedy & COE
2011 E-chievement Award
Recipient by Etown and National Public Radio for making a positive difference in the community and beyond.
2010 Character in Action
Realities For Children founder was recognized by the Mayor of Fort Collins and Character Fort Collins.
2010 E-chievement Award
Recipient by Etown and National Public Radio
2009 Best of Fort Collins Award in the Child Related Social Services
U.S. Commerce Association
2008/2009 Excellence to Education Award
2006 Business of the Month
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
Shining Star Outstanding Award
Larimer County Department of Human Services
"My Day I Survived" Award
For outstanding contributions to children in our community from the Larimer County Department of Human Services.
Certificate of Appreciation from the Larimer County Workforce Center
Commitment to the betterment of the community through involvement as a Work Site for the Work Experience Program.
2005 Top 10 Businesses Making a Difference in Colorado
Colorado Business Journal
2004 100 Best Businesses List
Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
2002 Congressional National Leadership Award
Assistance and Leadership in promoting a pro-business agenda and fiscal responsibility.
2001 Loveland Business of the Year
1999 Larimer County Guardian Award
Recognizes outstanding service to individual child victims and commitment to multidisciplinary team concept on our community's response to child abuse.
"Outstanding Young Coloradoan" in the State of Colorado
Colorado Junior Chamber of Commerce recognized founder of Realities For Children for the creation of the Charity Oriented Business concept.
1998 Business of the Year Liberty Bell Award
Larimer County Outstanding Legally Affiliated Organization