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...
Mission Medical Clinic began in 2004 as a “group of church-minded folks who were praying for healing,” according to Barb Cronin, executive director for the only free clinic in Colorado Springs. “They soon discovered if they added a little penicillin to the praying, perhaps people would be healed faster,” she said. This is the fifth […]
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Since its debut in 2009, the MeadowGrass Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend has become a treasured local event. Held on the grounds of historic La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest, the family-friendly festival offers three days...
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...
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...
While Steve Hitchcock is the kind of man who appreciates a long hike and a good beer, he never imagined his personal preferences for the ideal day would eventually become the model for a successful local nonprofit. But what originated...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
The 2015 Give! Campaign features 88 area nonprofits. To learn more, volunteer or donate, visit indygive.com before midnight on Dec. 31. On Jan. 25, volunteers spread out in El Paso County and counted 1,073 people who were either sleeping outside,...