With Colorado Springs charities, it seems to be feast or famine these days.
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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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In an effort to provide one-to-one mentoring to local high school students, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pikes Peak Region has collaborated with Atlas Preparatory School and iMentor to launch Mentor 2.0. For the program, every Atlas freshman will be matched with a BBBS volunteer mentor beginning this fall, to develop a relationship and […]
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As president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, Mark Rohlena is responsible for the organization that seeks to help the region’s poorest people. Based at the western edge of downtown at Platte and Cascade avenues, Rohlena leads the umbrella organization for several efforts to assist the unfortunate, though he says those people are […]
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Hundreds of frozen turkeys are needed to complete food boxes to El Paso County families in need, including a few hundred military families at Fort Carson. Bob Hughes, chief programs officer at Springs Rescue Mission, said that turkey donations were coming in – but at a much slower rate. “We’re on deck to provide about […]
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Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting […]
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Last week, nearly 200 people from across the local business, government and nonprofit ranks gathered at the Pinery at the Hill to hear a pep talk from Rich Harwood, arguably the nation’s leading crusader for community action. Pikes Peak United Way, trying in various ways to engage residents throughout Colorado Springs, brought Harwood here in […]
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For the 15th year in a row, Compassion International’s financial stewardship and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned the ministry four stars by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the nation, according to a news release sent by Compassion. Four stars is Charity Navigator’s highest rating. The ranking places Compassion among the […]
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The Women’s Resource Agency is no longer going to affiliate with the national Dress for Success program. Instead, the local group is establishing its own program, Suit Up for Success. The program will work much the same way: WRA will offer free interview and employment attire under its new name. “It is with continued support […]
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A former Colorado Springs Realtor has created a way to sell houses and build community — by funneling a portion of home sales to area nonprofits. The one-of-a-kind business model, approved by the Colorado Division of Real Estate, is designed to continue allowing brokers to make money through commissions, and homeowners aren’t charged more for buying […]
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Blue Star Recyclers  received a social enterprise loan from the Beanstalk Foundation to expand its electronics recycling capabilities, just as a new law makes it illegal to dispose of electronic waste in Colorado landfills. The $53,000 loan will fund a new program director position that will allow Blue Star Recyclers to extend its reach beyond […]
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A team of World War II aviation experts and local educators want to make math and science come alive for children. The National Museum of World War II Aviation and the owner/operator of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, the Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education, are creating a pilot program for K-12 […]
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