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The Springs Rescue Mission is beginning the first steps to expand its mission and role in the community. The nonprofit focuses on helping the poor and homeless in the Pikes Peak area, and its new plan will help people move into more stable lives, said CEO Joe Vazquez. The first phase includes the Supportive Family […]
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Online mattress company Leesa donated 70 full-size and 30 twin-size foam mattresses this week to Homeward Pikes Peak to help the homeless in its programs get a good night’s sleep. The new mattresses were delivered to the nonprofit Dec. 15 and will be utilized by homeless individuals and families struggling with mental illness, substance abuse and […]
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Pikes Peak United Way gave more than $379,268 to 10 charities who are helping victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. The group paid the money from donations specifically for fire victims, and gave the money to organizations that were on the forefront of relief efforts. Recipient services included: rental and income assistance, mental health services, […]
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In an election year, Democrats and Republicans seldom get together on a single issue. But this year in Colorado Springs, that’s not the case. Both parties are getting together for a fundraiser for Pikes Peak United Way’s Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Assistance Fund. The event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Penrose House […]
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The Inasmuch Foundation distributed $303,500 in grants to 15 organizations in Colorado Springs. Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. The foundation carries on its late founder’s interest in Colorado Springs by giving to nonprofits […]
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The community has issues — and the nascent nonprofit Springs Insight Exchange wants you to talk about them. The soon-to-launch organization’s mission is simple: Improve communication in the region. According to its website, SIE aims to “foster insight-driven, fact-based, community-wide conversations to promote cooperation, informed decisions and action on issues vital to a thriving region […]
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Manitou Springs is seeking to recover after recent floods from the Waldo Canyon burn scar left businesses and residents digging out from mud and dealing with water damage. The community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to support emergency relief, as well as short-term and long-term recovery […]
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Colorado GiveCamp is seeking volunteers to help with IT projects at Colorado charities. The GiveCamp allows designers, developers and database administrators to complete a project for charities – websites, donor tracking systems or volunteer databases – that the charities could not normally do on their own. GiveCamp is looking for developers, designers, project managers and […]
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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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The Urban League of Colorado Springs will no longer offer child care as one of its programs. The nonprofit group announced the decision yesterday, and said it was effective by Friday. Only 13 children were left in the program, and the group helped their parents find other child care resources, said president and CEO Diane […]
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Aspen Valley Ranch is readying to host its second Mountain of the Sun Music Festival Sept. 8 in Woodland Park. The day-long festival will be held at the outdoor concert venue, which boosts views of the north face of Pikes Peak. The venue, which opened last summer, can host up to 4,000 people and is […]
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Thursday marks the first day of the Haunted Mines season. As the lore goes, 100 miners died mysteriously in the depths of a Colorado gold mine after the greedy mine owner suspected they were stealing. Now, those miners haunt that old shaft. Organizers of the sixth annual Haunted Mines will open their spooky version of […]
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