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Changes to the federal tax laws concerning charitable donations don’t seem to be having a big effect on contributions nationwide or in the Pikes Peak region. But that doesn’t mean some nonprofits aren’t feeling it. According to a report by the Association of Fundraising Professionals released Feb. 4, eight in 10 U.S. charities raised the […]
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Local nonprofit Peak Startup will be offering two new mentorships programs this month­­ to help Colorado Springs entrepreneurs advance their careers, companies. Beginning the week of May 22, free Open Office Hour and Lunch and Learn sessions will be open to the business community to learn from experienced industry professionals. Open Office Hours will occur at […]
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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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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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Twelve Colorado Springs nonprofits received grants from the El Pomar Foundation. The local nonprofits were among 22 recipients of grants from the foundation, which has provided grants and support to the state since 1937. Below are the local grants: – The American Lung Association of Colorado received a $2,500 Ackerman Fund grant to implement a […]
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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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A new education foundation in El Paso County is asking the business community to step up and put their money where their mouth is. The Neumann Education Foundation wants to put iPads in the hands of every elementary school student in El Paso County. The foundation estimates that cost will be $3.3 million for the […]
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Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen will be leaving Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit focused on advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers in the Springs. Kemppainen will be taking another role for at-risk youth, but no announcement has been made about her new position. She worked at Inside Out for three years. The board […]
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As the third annual Startup Week begins next week, and with Startup Weekend just around the corner (Nov. 11-13) — Peak Startup, a local nonprofit that organizes both events, is currently without a full-time, permanent executive director. However, there are plans to hire one in the next few months, according to founder Chris Franz. Temporarily, Michelle […]
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The Marian House Soup Kitchen, part of Catholic Charities, is asking for donations of beef, especially hamburger. The soup kitchen, which serves more than 600 meals a day to people who are the working poor, elderly, disabled and homeless, cannot get the meat through it’s normal supply chain. The soup kitchen is looking for professionally […]
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After a two-and-a-half month search, Children’s Hospital Colorado announced June 22 they’ve selected GE Johnson Construction Company as its general contractor to build the new facility on Memorial Health System’s north campus. After announcing the project last year, the contractor industry expressed interest and enthusiasm in partnering with the organization to develop the area’s first free-standing pediatric hospital, […]
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The Financial Times ranked the Center for Creative Leadership No. 6 among executive education institutions. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Colorado Springs, San Diego, Brussels,Moscow,  Singapore;,New Delhi and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ranking comes from a worldwide survey about executive education, according to a release from the group. This marks the second year […]
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