Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24. The […]
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The Wal-Mart Foundation has awarded a $59,000 grant to Catholic Charities which allowed for the purchase of a new Marian House Community Outreach truck. The truck will have both Catholic Charities and Wal-Mart brands and will deliver food and other needed items to the rural communities in Colorado. They plan to deliver to five food […]
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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is pitching in to help East Coast residents cleanup after Hurricane Sandy. Four staff members – Jamie Norris, animal law enforcement officer; Tatjana Wilkins, kennel manager; Anna Marie Schillinger, veterinary assistant; and Tamara Egley, customer service specialist – are in New York City through Dec. 11 to […]
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About 600 people raised nearly $20,000 for an AspenPointe fundraising initiative at its annual “Heroes of Mental Health” event last week. The money will be used to construct a geodesic dome, which will  allow the nonprofit’s community garden to operate year round, and provide fresh, local produce for the AspenPointe Café throughout the winter months. […]
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The Ecumenical Social Ministries, a local nonprofit, is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse to help disadvantaged job seekers get a boost through its annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of gently used men’s business attire. This is the fourth time that ESM has joined Men’s Wearhouse and about 200 other charities to distribute collected […]
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Sixteen nonprofit organizations will receive grants from the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation totaling $156,000 to provide transportation, meals, care, counseling, health education, prevention and advocacy for children and adults. The nonprofit organizations are: CASA – $50,000, the second year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment; Cheyenne Village, $10,000; Community Partnership for Child Development, […]
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For the past year, a team of nearly 40 people have watched about 300 films made by women and narrowed a select 34 films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, which begins this weekend in Colorado Springs. The festival, in its 24th year, begins with a gala Nov. 4 and continues throughout the weekend […]
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After nearly 1o years stationed in the Pikes Peak United Way building on North Nevada Avenue, the Colorado Springs-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence has found a new home. The Center announced in a news release Friday that it will move its offices to 723 N. Weber St., just three blocks from its current location at […]
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Pikes Peak region has the 2-1-1. Since its inception in 2004, the three-digit phone number has assisted more than 156,000 local residents of El Paso, Teller, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Lincoln and Park counties, as well as the San Luis Valley, in navigating the complex maze of health and human service providers in their communities. This year […]
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Coloradans reached deep into their pockets and donated $12 million to charities across the state in little more than a day. In the second Colorado Gives Day, organized by Denver-based Community First Foundation, Coloradans contributed 40 percent more to nonprofit organizations than last year. Individual contributions were received over an extended 36-hour period – Dec. […]
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For the fifth time since the start of the economic downturn, El Pomar Foundation is distributing emergency funds to Colorado nonprofit organizations helping those who continue to struggle meeting basic needs. Throughout the state more than 150 nonprofit organizations that focus on direct human service support will receive grants totaling $1 million over the next […]
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Mi Casa Resource Center is closing its Pueblo Women’s Business Center on June 30 after 12 years operating in the community. Ending the program is a result of a difficult economic environment, according to an email sent by the agency. “Many of the foundations, corporations and government agencies that Mi Casa has depended on for […]
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