Having a bicycle is a big deal if you’re a child. It’s like a rite of passage, said Daniel Byrd, the executive director of Kids on Bikes, a nonprofit that helps provide children access to bikes. “For most kids, it’s a...
Pauline Nelson turned to The Independence Center after suffering three brain injuries in three years that affected her balance and vision. She also has a history of back problems and bone and nerve damage that altered the feeling in...
Springs Rescue Mission has been a regular participant in the Give! Campaign over the past decade, but during this Give! season, the campus is as busy as it’s ever been. The organization, which is dedicated to serving those suffering from...
“I’ve had cats since I can remember,” said Jennifer Nosler, president and co-founder of the feline shelter, Look What The Cat Brought In. “I’ve just always liked cats. My other favorite animal is turtles, but I don’t have a...
Steve Harris said he tries to book bands for the MeadowGrass Music Festival and other concerts before they become household names.  Harris is executive director of Rocky Mountain Highway, a nonprofit that puts on concerts and partners with local venues...
Palmer Land Trust has reached a milestone 40th anniversary, but some worry that many are unaware of its work and relevance. “Someone can love the access to our landscapes here in Colorado Springs and not know how it happened,” said...
Rocky Mountain Field Institute has mountains to climb — and trees to plant and fish to save and trails to repair — and they look to the Give! Campaign to help them keep up the pace. Executive Director Jennifer Peterson...
By Kristian DePue Two years ago, there was a woman in Colorado Springs who was living and sleeping on the streets with her young daughter. The mother, diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, was also addicted to drugs and abusing alcohol,...
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, founded in 1980, is one of the largest nonprofit music organizations for children and teens in Colorado Springs. The symphony has served as an arts outlet for local youth since it started with 70...
Nancy Harrison, the CEO of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center, remembers the moment she decided to start the nonprofit organization. She had given horseback riding lessons for years, sometimes to people with special needs, when she witnessed a moment...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series running through December highlighting nonprofit agencies and their programs that are part of the Give! Campaign. For more information, go to indygive.com. Founded more than 30 years ago by Celia...
From a small office building at 606 S. Tejon St. in downtown Colorado Springs, a 14-person team is working to end homelessness and addiction in the Pikes Peak region. The team is that of Homeward Pikes Peak, a nonprofit, direct-service...