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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The Colorado Center on Law and Policy received a $371,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to strengthen poverty-reduction efforts across the state. The three-year grant is the first of its kind the foundation has made in Colorado, and will provide resources to enhance group efforts to reduce poverty – creating tools such as online databases […]
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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood […]
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Hold that five dollars. Giving to panhandlers can do more harm than good, service providers say, and the new HelpCOS campaign is promoting a better way to give. Launched May 31 by the city of Colorado Springs in partnership with Pikes Peak United Way, HelpCOS recognizes increasing frustration at panhandlers on the streets, doubts over […]
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A Colorado Springs couple is hoping to give away 300 Christmas trees this holiday season to help those in need. David and Michelle Fein are giving away fully decorated Christmas trees as part of a project they started last year. So far, the Feins have given away about 90 trees, and they’re looking for homes […]
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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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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization has a new opportunity for local professionals wanting to help solve real problems in the Air Force. In partnership with the Air Force’s CyberWorx program, CTRAC is looking for 8-10 industry leaders to participate in a weeklong design sprint February 13-17 at Catalyst Campus to help identify mission-related cyber […]
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Great Outdoors Colorado will spend $85,411 to help young people ages 18 to 24 get jobs next spring and summer. About $24,954 will be used to improve several outdoor areas in El Paso County, Colorado Springs will use $44,464 and Manitou Springs will receive $15,993. The governments will hire Mile High Youth Corps-Colorado Springs workers […]
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Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer...
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On April 26-29, Discover Goodwill will welcome hundreds of staff members from Goodwill Industries International’s network of 165 affiliated agencies, who will be converging on the Pikes Peak region for a spring learning event. During the four-day gathering, attendees from across the country will participate in seminars and training — culminating in a tour of […]
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The Pikes Peak Region of the American Red Cross does not solicit donations by phone, through door-to-door representatives or via email. The Better Business Bureau is advising the public to be aware of all scams related to the Waldo Canyon fire. Residents should not give money – especially cash – to anyone they do not […]
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A Colorado Springs-based nonprofit recently began leasing nearly 4,000 square feet of office space on Union Boulevard in which to expand its operations as an informational resource for pregnant women. Save the Storks, a 501(c)3 specializing in pregnancy education and pro-life advocacy, signed a lease for the 3,965 square-foot space at 5373 N. Union Blvd., […]
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