An Englewood-based nonprofit that trains rescue dogs for people with disabilities is the winner of  a $75,000 marketing grant from Pure Brand Communications. Last month, Denver-based Pure Brand invited nonprofits from across the country to apply for the grant, and only 27 threw their hats into the ring.
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The cash rolled in for Colorado Springs nonprofit organizations that participated in the second Colorado Gives Day, a statewide day of giving in December. Nineteen organizations banned together in their marketing efforts, and their combined collections were $127,000  – four times higher than El Paso County raised last year, organizers said. There were also dozens […]
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Segments of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and Goodwill Industries, along with the county cooperative extension offices, will likely move into a building next door to the new El Paso County offices on Garden of the Gods Road. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the county to sign a […]
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Looking to give a furry friend to someone this holiday season? Don’t look to buy a pet from sellers on the side of the road. El Paso County commissioners voted to ban roadside sales of animals. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been lobbying for some time for the county-wide ban. The […]
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Colorado Springs will host the final round of public input for TBD Colorado, a statewide group gathering information about some of Colorado’s largest issues. The summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Berger Hall at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Summits are also scheduled for the Mt. […]
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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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Local nonprofit Special Kids Special Families will host its 5th Night of Comedy from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Doubletree by Hilton to raise money for kids with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. KRDO forecaster Abby Acone will host the annual fundraiser and proceeds will go to local children and families a part of […]
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  Springs Rescue Mission has issued an urgent request for food donations, because the nonprofit isn’t getting enough donations to feed the hungry.   Normally, there is a summer lull, but the effects from the Waldo Canyon fire are being felt as well.   “The community responded very quickly and generously to the needs surrounding […]
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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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Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado is holding a one-day food drive for victims of the Wetmore fire, now burning outside Pueblo. The drive is being held today, until 4 p.m. at the nonprofit’s Pueblo warehouse at 100 Greenhorn Drive. All food that is collected will help Care and Share partner agencies serving […]
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Silver Key in Colorado Springs is expanding the number of clients it serves in Colorado Springs. Through the Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Silver Key can distribute 200 more food boxes to local seniors. Anyone 60 or over who meets financial guidelines and lives in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs can quality to receive a […]
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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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