Inasmuch gives to zoo, 11 groups in Springs

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The Inasmuch Foundation awarded $320,968 in grants to 12 organizations in Colorado Springs.

The grants included a $250,000 award to Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society for the Encounter Africa campaign.

Edith Kinney Gaylord founded the Inasmuch Foundation in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes. The foundation gives to education, health and human services programs.

Other awards:

– $10,000 to Kidpower of Colorado for low-income elementary school children

– $10,000 to Partners in housing for the homeless self-sufficiency program, a two-year program to help homeless families attain permanent housing, education and employment.

– $10,000 to the Women’s Resource Agency for the Dress for Success program and for InterCept, a school-based prevention program for at-risk girls.

– $6,000 to Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

– $5,000 to Community Partnership for Child Development for its programs for children ages 3 to 5.

– $5,000 to Greccio Housing for its resident enrichment services program

– $5,000 to Mental Health America of Pikes Peak to recruit licensed behavioral health professional to volunteer with the agency.

– $5,000 to Open Bible Baptist Church to purchase medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, software and volunteer recruitment.

– $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado for its care mobile, which it operates with Peak Vista Community Health Centers.

– $5,000 to Rocky Mountain Field Institute for the Garden of the Gods Community Stewardship and Restoration program.

– $4,968 to El Paso County Public Health for its cribs for kids program. Portable cribs will be provided to low-income parents who cannot afford to purchase a crib.