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Wal-Mart Foundation has given $310,000 in grants to nine Colorado charities. Recipients of the awards were: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Colorado Farm to Table, Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries, Girl Scouts of Colorado, LiveWell Colorado, Routt Council on Aging, Senior Assistance Center, The Gathering Place and the Women’s Resource Agency. The Wal-Mart Foundation is […]
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Groupon subscribers in Colorado Springs can help lower energy bills for low-income families in exchange for carbon offsets. Groundwork Denver, an environmental justice non-profit, runs the porch bulb project that swaps out inefficient incandescent porch bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs. With the support of Groupon members, Groundwork hopes to raise enough money to swap out […]
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Dr. Glen House, a quadriplegic since the age of 20, will attempt to climb Pike’s Peak Sept. 10 in a wheelchair to raise money for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. House, a physiatry doctor in Colorado Springs, has made the 13.5 mile trek up the 14,110-foot mountain twice before. This time, he has a […]
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After more than six years, David Carroll will be leaving the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. Carroll accepted a position as executive director for the Albany Institute of History and Art. He is credited with “adopting a fresh business strategy that has resulted in double-digit increases in both visitors and donors,” said board president […]
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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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A new volunteer program for the Colorado Springs police and fire department; a new bicycle shed for Urban Peak; a new name and image for a 100-year-old Colorado Springs nonprofit. These projects — plus many more — were special projects that Leadership Pikes Peak graduates undertook as a way to serve the community. This year, […]
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A new volunteer program for the Colorado Springs police and fire department; a new bicycle shed for Urban Peak; a new name and image for a 100-year-old Colorado Springs nonprofit. These projects – plus many more – were all part of the classes at Leadership Pikes Peak. And this year, they’re looking for more projects. […]
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Eric Cefus has resigned as executive director of the Catamount Institute, to become the director of new business development for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The foundation, among other things owns Venetucci Farm and launched Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. It also has a music, arts and sustainability program at Aspen Valley Ranch in Woodland Park […]
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Back in 2010, Leif was one of the more than 600 people camping on the banks of Monument Creek. The military veteran had no job and no place to live. He did, however, own a moped. In an effort to keep it from being stolen, he fought for his possession and lost an eye in […]
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The sports industry could teach the nonprofit sector something about succession planning. Professional sports teams are in continual recruiting mode, teambuilding up to 10 years in advance. Nonprofits, however, are often left scrambling to find new leadership when an executive director moves on. Few young people, it seems, even consider careers in the nonprofit sector. […]
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is painting a vibrant economic picture. While other nonprofits have struggled during the financial downturn, for the third consecutive year the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has surpassed its own revenue record, even while paying down major debt. FAC officials attribute the increase in revenue to vigorous grant writing […]
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The El Pomar Foundation celebrated its 10,000th grant with a $150,000 gift to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center today. The grant will go toward general operating support. Julie Penrose, who established El Pomar with her husband Spencer Penrose, was one of  the founders of the Fine Arts Center. “It is fitting that the foundation’s […]
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