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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Candice Jenkins pled guilty to the crime of engaging in a charitable fraud scheme, according to news from John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General. The crime is a class five felony, and involved the Gathering Place, a shelter in Denver that provides services to women and their children experiencing issues with homelessness and poverty. Jenkins also […]
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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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The sports industry could teach the nonprofit sector something about succession planning. Professional sports teams are in continual recruiting mode, teambuilding up to 10 years in advance. Nonprofits, however, are often left scrambling to find new leadership when an executive director moves on. Few young people, it seems, even consider careers in the nonprofit sector. […]
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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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The American Numismatic Association, headquartered in Colorado Springs, has launched an effort to create a World War I commemorative dollar coin. The United States has honored the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War on U.S. commemorative coins. There isn’t yet a World War I coin, which led ANA Numismatic […]
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Coloradans have donated or pledged more than $2 million through the Community First Foundation to the victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting. Already about $200,0000 has been distributed from the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, a partnership started by Governor Hickenlooper and the Community First Foundation following the July 20 shootings in an Aurora movie […]
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The community has issues — and the nascent nonprofit Springs Insight Exchange wants you to talk about them. The soon-to-launch organization’s mission is simple: Improve communication in the region. According to its website, SIE aims to “foster insight-driven, fact-based, community-wide conversations to promote cooperation, informed decisions and action on issues vital to a thriving region […]
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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is one of 15 statewide nonprofits selected by the state legislature to participate in the “Checkoff Colorado” campaign. Citizens preparing their 2011 state income taxes will have the opportunity to contribute a portion of their returns to the “Goodwill Industries Fund” by checking the corresponding box next to the fund’s […]
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Wal-Mart Foundation has given $310,000 in grants to nine Colorado charities. Recipients of the awards were: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Colorado Farm to Table, Colorado Springs Ecumenical Social Ministries, Girl Scouts of Colorado, LiveWell Colorado, Routt Council on Aging, Senior Assistance Center, The Gathering Place and the Women’s Resource Agency. The Wal-Mart Foundation is […]
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Tour de Ted, a multi-state bike ride organized by financial advisory firm Edward Jones begins Sept. 23 in Colorado Springs. Jim Weddle, managing partner of Edward Jones, along with more than 80 other local riders and financial advisers, will ride 33 miles to support cancer research. Sunday kicks off the first of 13 stages, taking […]
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Through a fundraising partnership with 15 Great Clips hair salons in southern Colorado, Children’s Hospital Colorado recently added a panoramic dental X-ray machine at its Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, allowing patients to receive exams, imaging and treatment under one roof. On Feb. 18, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Children’s Hospital on Briargate Parkway to celebrate […]
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