Ent Federal Credit Union awarded 19 nonprofit agencies in the Pikes Peak region a total of $50,000 through its 2015 Youth Endowment Series (YES) program grants, according to a news release. The recipient agencies are: Children’s Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak Region (Safe Passage); Alpine Autism Center; Casa of the Pikes Peak Region; Angels of America’s Fallen; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado; Tri-Lakes Cares; Urban Peak Colorado Springs; The Resource Exchange; Peaceful Households; Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pikes Peak Region; Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers / Early Connections Learning Centers; Fostering Hope Foundation; Knights of Heroes; Drive Smart Colorado; Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region; Care and Share Food Bank; Hope and Home; and Partners in Housing.
Introduced in 2000, the YES Grant program directs support to nonprofit community organizations benefitting children, the release states. The program has provided grants to more than 80 organizations in the Pikes Peak region, providing health and human services and serving other community needs.
Applications were evaluated by an employee panel based on the purpose of the grant and the projected benefit to the community, according to the release. For more information about Ent’s YES program, visit Ent.com/YESGrants.