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Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International seeks to improve the world, one child at a time. For $38 a month, a person donating to the Christian-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs may sponsor a child in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. The program measures various levels of success in four key areas — the child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and… Continue Reading Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to… Continue Reading Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

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Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

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Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

The Inasmuch Foundation distributed $303,500 in grants to 15 organizations in Colorado Springs. Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community enhancement initiatives that enrich the quality of life for Oklahomans. The foundation carries on its late founder’s interest in Colorado Springs by giving to nonprofits… Continue Reading Inasmuch Foundation grants to nonprofits

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Osteopathic Foundation makes $156,000 in grants

Sixteen nonprofit organizations will receive grants from the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation totaling $156,000 to provide transportation, meals, care, counseling, health education, prevention and advocacy for children and adults. The nonprofit organizations are: CASA – $50,000, the second year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment; Cheyenne Village, $10,000; Community Partnership for Child Development,… Continue Reading Osteopathic Foundation makes $156,000 in grants

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List is long of those needing affordable housing

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More than 4,000 names are on a list to obtain affordable housing (2013 Quality of Life Indicators). A few years ago, Martha (not her real name) and her granddaughter lived in a dangerous neighborhood in El Paso County, with high crime and drugs. She feared for her grandchild’s safety, well-being and her education. Martha’s name… Continue Reading List is long of those needing affordable housing

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Tri-Lakes Cares announced Thursday it has been honored with a 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including Nonprofit of the Year through… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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RMFI names new executive director

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RMFI names new executive director

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to… Continue Reading RMFI names new executive director

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Do you ever wonder what kind of legacy you will leave behind? Will it be material possessions, your family business or your reputation? Will it be the charities you supported and your servant leadership that will be honored and duplicated in generations to follow? The Apostle Paul said, “Each of you should give what you… Continue Reading How to multiply your legacy by transformational giving

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Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes… Continue Reading Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

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United Way collects more this year

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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… Continue Reading United Way collects more this year

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