The Inasmuch Foundation awarded grants totaling $25,000 to five organizations in Colorado Springs.
Edith Kinney Gaylord founded Inasmuch in 1982 to support charitable, scientific and educational causes to enhance the progress and quality of life for Oklahomans. Today, the foundation carries on the interests of its late founder by giving to education, health and human services and community enhancement programs.
Colorado Springs groups are receiving the money because Waldo Canyon fire donations have affected their ability to fundraise locally.
“The capacity of these nonprofits to raise essential funds has been deeply harmed by the unfortunate timing of their traditional annual events,” said Bob Ross, president and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation. “We hope these grants will help sustain their work while local support focuses on the Waldo Canyon fire relief.”
Organizations awarded $5,000 grants:
– Colorado College, for the KRCC summer fund drive, which was interrupted when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out at the end of June.
– Community Partnership for Child Development for the Colorado preschool program
– Cultural Organization of the Pikes Peak Region for its Peak Arts Fund
– Partners in Housing for the homeless self-sufficiency program
– TESSA for its Pasta in the Park fundraiser