Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting […]
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Greccio Housing, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for low-income or at-risk families and individuals, received a $30,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation this week. The grant will be paid over a two year period. Greccio owns or manages 351 apartment units on 17 properties. The nonprofit organization has doubled in size over […]
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Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs in 1871, hoping to build a peaceful, prosperous and temperate city. Palmer’s vision may have been influenced by the purple prose of Fitzhugh Ludlow, who published “Heart of the Continent” in 1868, three years before the first stake was driven here. “When Colorado becomes a state,” Ludlow grandly predicted, […]
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Local Dairy Queens have partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network today for its annual Miracle Treat Day, to raise money for programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs and expansion of the region’s first freestanding pediatric hospital. All day at participating locations, $1 from every blizzard sold will be donated toward the care of Colorado Springs children […]
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FirstBank contributed $4.2 million to more than 1,000  nonprofit organizations across the state in 2011. FirstBank Holding Company, the Lakewood-based holding company for the locally owned banking organization in Colorado, released the results today of its annual community investment program. Since 2000, FirstBank has donated more than $36 million to area nonprofits. “FirstBank invests heavily […]
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Hundreds of frozen turkeys are needed to complete food boxes to El Paso County families in need, including a few hundred military families at Fort Carson. Bob Hughes, chief programs officer at Springs Rescue Mission, said that turkey donations were coming in – but at a much slower rate. “We’re on deck to provide about […]
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Nonprofits continue to lose more donors than they gain and have a long way to go to recover from the recession, says a new report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Urban Institute. The “net gain in giving” for charities in 2011 was zero, according to a survey by the groups. That is, […]
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Care and Share is holding a one-day food drive tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist victims of the High Park fire near Fort Collins. The food drive is at their warehouse, a half miles east on Constitution Ave. from Powers Blovd at 2605 Preamble Point. All the food that is collected at […]
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Colorado Springs’ nonprofits are banding together to continue to help victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. Called the long-term recovery group, the local nonprofits will coordinate services and share resources to help families and the community recover in the aftermath of one of the most costly fires in the state’s history. “Of course, our community […]
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In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire, the Long-Term Recovery Group, which was formed as a result of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, has transitioned to a Permanent Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. Persons and organizations wanting to become part of the permanent disaster relief effort are invited to a planning meeting July 16 […]
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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced  the launch of its new Peak Arts Fund today. The fund is designed to increase funding for 15 area arts organizations and build partnerships between the business and the arts community. Businesses and employees can give to the fund. An annual donation of $60 or more […]
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  After being issued a series of tickets for obstructing traffic in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, Phillip “Wagon Man” Cargile was desperate to find a way of staying on the good side of the law. Nearly every day since his 2013 arrival, the 57-year-old Cargile dresses in patchwork overalls and wears a sign that […]
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