The Inasmuch Foundation has distributed nearly $200,000 in grants to 21 organizations in Colorado Springs.
Founded in 1982 by Edith Kinney Gaylord, the Oklahoma-based Inasmuch Foundation supports scientific and educational causes.
Based on the interests of Gaylord, who passed away about 10 years ago, the foundation gives to education, health and human services, cultural organizations, the arts, historic preservation and environmental concerns.
She attended Colorado College until transferring out-of-state during her junior year. Later, she became a charter trustee of Colorado College and established endowments at the college.
“While our economy appears to be stabilizing and the foundation’s endowment has recovered, we know that there are still scores of families suffering in Colorado,” said Bob Ross, CEO of Inasmuch. “Fortunately, the foundation has more resources this grant cycle to help many organizations across the Pikes Peak region during this difficult time.”
Organizations awarded grants from Inasmuch Foundation are:
• $25,000 to University of Colorado for the Innovations in Aging Summit and post-Summit activities.
• $20,000 to Center for Nonprofit Excellence for Phase IV of Standards for Excellence project.
• $20,000 to Colorado College for the Summer Music Festival.
• $20,000 to Peak Vista Community Health Centers for renovation of the International Circle facility as part of the Community Benefits Initiative.
• $10,000 to Atlas Preparatory School for its after-school program.
• $10,000 to Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers for materials for Literacy Kits, books for the Books at Home Program and for curriculum-related professional development.
• $10,000 to Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra to help underwrite the Beethoven’s Ninth Concert in April 2011.
• $10,000 to Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region for regional cultural planning.
• $10,000 to Homeward Pikes Peak for a contract case manager.
• $10,000 to Pikes Peak Integrated Solutions for the Peer Navigator Program of Aspen Diversified Industries Services. The program is a case management model for veterans and uses the strengths of dozens of community supports.
• $5,000 to Business of Art Center for 2010 exhibit season, the Humanity Series, with four major exhibits focusing on artwork addressing the military, gender, race and faith.
• $5,000 to Cheyenne Village for the Adult Recreation Program, providing respite for the caregiver and bringing young adults with developmental disabilities together for socialization, peer support and community integration.
• $5,000 to Children’s Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak Region for Fill the Gap, a new program implemented by Safe Passage to help the underserved access mental health services.
• $5,000 to Colorado Springs Choral Society for the 24th annual Christmas concert, Deck the Hall.
• $5,000 to Colorado Springs Teen Court for general operating support.
• $5,000 to Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region for childcare for children of individuals who have court-related business.
• $5,000 to Ecumenical Social Ministries for the Mental Health Program serving low-income people on-site with behavioral health counseling and prescription assistance.
• $5,000 to Trails and Open Space Coalition for development of a community volunteer program.
• $4,230 to Chamber Orchestra of the Springs for community outreach concerts.
• $4,000 to Assistance League of Colorado Springs for the Operation School Bell, providing new clothing for needy El Paso County public school children.
• $2,500 to Harrison School District 2 for the Title I RIF program, providing students with free books.
For more information, visit the Inasmuch website.