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El Pomar issues grants to local nonprofits

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Twelve Colorado Springs nonprofits received grants from the El Pomar Foundation. The local nonprofits were among 22 recipients of grants from the foundation, which has provided grants and support to the state since 1937. Below are the local grants: – The American Lung Association of Colorado received a $2,500 Ackerman Fund grant to implement a… Continue Reading El Pomar issues grants to local nonprofits

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Executive ed center wins high ranking

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The Financial Times ranked the Center for Creative Leadership No. 6 among executive education institutions. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Colorado Springs, San Diego, Brussels,Moscow,  Singapore;,New Delhi and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ranking comes from a worldwide survey about executive education, according to a release from the group. This marks the second year… Continue Reading Executive ed center wins high ranking

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An Englewood-based nonprofit that trains rescue dogs for people with disabilities is the winner of  a $75,000 marketing grant from Pure Brand Communications. Last month, Denver-based Pure Brand invited nonprofits from across the country to apply for the grant, and only 27 threw their hats into the ring.

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One in seven Coloradans don’t know where their next meal will come from. But you can help, through Wal-Mart’s “fighting hunger together” campaign. The company has been holding a Facebook campaign in April. Visitors can go to their page and vote for one of 200 communities hardest hit by unemployment. Colorado Springs made the list… Continue Reading Springs’ food banks could receive $1 million

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El Paso County is ahead of other counties when it comes to planning for the silver tsunami, according to national experts who study the issue. Local community leaders are already rallying around the topic of aging trying to plan for the estimated 82,000 baby boomers, those over age 65, who will live in El Paso… Continue Reading El Paso County a leader in baby boomer planning

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Goodwill opening 14th donation center

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Goodwill is opening a new drive-through donation center April 30 at its administrative campus, 1460 Garden of the Gods Road. The center will be open from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Donations of clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, appliances, sporting goods, computers and electronics, books… Continue Reading Goodwill opening 14th donation center

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Colorado women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, according to the Women’s Resource Agency. The nonprofit is hoping to assist women in getting ahead in the workforce through its Equal Pay Day Rally and Suit Drive  that will benefit its Dress for Success program. The event is scheduled for… Continue Reading Women’s Resource Agency planning “Equal Pay Rally”

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A Denver-based communications firm is giving away $75,000 worth of creative services to one nonprofit organization. Pure Brand Communications is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations across the country who need branding, marketing and other creative services. For one year, the company will treat the nonprofit agency like any other client. The company, which is about… Continue Reading Marketing firm offering $75,000 branding grant to nonprofits

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Goodwill changes its name

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Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs has changed its name to Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. The new name better represents the organization’s expanded mission and regional presence, according to a press release. “We’re no longer just within Colorado Springs,” said Goodwill spokesman Brad Hafer. “We’re in 38 of 64 counties in Colorado.” The… Continue Reading Goodwill changes its name

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Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has established an agricultural disaster fund to help people whose farms were damaged by a fire that swept through Yuma County earlier this week. Farmers and ranchers lost miles of fencing, hay and grass. The fire endangered humans, livestock, structures and homes, but is now 100 percent contained. It burned a… Continue Reading Farm Bureau asks for donations for Yuma Co. farmers

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