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Campaign Kick-Off and Bristol Give! Black Lager Release Nov. 1


The 10th Give! Campaign kicks off November 1! You’re invited to join the celebration at the Bristol Give! Black Lager Release and Campaign Kick-Off Party!

Thursday Nov. 1, 2018
5:30-7:30 PM
Ivywild Gym
1604 S Cascade Ave,
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Raise a glass among old and new friends, and 94 nonprofits participating in the Give! 2018 campaign! For the 7th year, Bristol Brewing Company has crafted their tasty Give! Black Lager community ale to help encourage folks to give back and learn about local causes. When purchasing a pint of the lager, it will come with a ballot for you to choose which Give! nonprofit will receive the proceeds ($3 of every pint). All profits on this beer will be given back to the community. Last year over $10,000 was raised for Give! groups and nonprofits through the Bristol Brewing Company and Give! partnership. So, come on down to enjoy a brew and support the2018 Give! Campaign.

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Announcing the Give! Class of 2018


The Give! Campaign has selected 96 worthy local causes to be featured in the 2018 Give! Guide and on indygive.com. It’s the largest selection ever for this year-end campaign, established to make it easy and fun for local residents to learn about, get involved with, and give back to causes they care about.

This year’s list includes organizations making a difference across the spectrum, from supporting veterans, the arts, health and human services, the great outdoors, animals, youth and more. Twenty-five are new to the Give! Campaign.

Selected nonprofits will be featured November 1, through December 31, 2018 in the Give! Guide, published in the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, and here on indygive.com, where it’s easy for people to learn about and donate to multiple organizations in one place during the campaign.

Since 2009 Give! has raised over $9.6 million for 180 local nonprofits. Last year Give! raised over $1.5 million for 75 nonprofits in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Give!’s focus is on catalyzing philanthropy among those 36 and younger, and helping smaller and less well-known organizations gain skills, get their message out and raise unrestricted funds. Local nonprofits apply each year to participate in Give! and they are carefully vetted to insure each is a sold investment for donors. The campaign then provides valuable nonprofit skills training, exposure through TV, radio and print media partners, and featured space in the Give Guide on indygive.com.

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The Give! Campaign is powered by the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, along with other generous sponsors, and serves El Paso and Teller counties, Colorado’s Pikes Peak region.

Learn How to Apply for the 2018 Give! Campaign


Last year the Give! Campaign raised over $1.5 million for 75 local nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region.

Find out how your nonprofit can be part of the 2018 Give! Campaign.

Groups selected to participate get access to capacity building trainings and media exposure, and will be featured in our year end print and online giving campaign throughout November and December.

Access the online application here: https://indygive.com/application/

Sign up for our application information email list HERE to receive updates and reminders.

Check out our Facebook Live video of the April 5th Info Session HERE.

Application Info Sessions:

In these free info sessions, you’ll learn about applying for and participating in the Give! Campaign. Both sessions cover the same material. RSVP here.

Thursday March 22, 2018 3:30-5 PM
Thursday April 5, 2018 3:30-5 PM

3:30 PM – Program starts
4:30 PM – Networking

Stargazers Theatre
10 S. Parkside, corner of Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs, 80903

RSVP here.

Application schedule:

Applications available March 14, 2018
Applications due April 20, 2018

Nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) or have a fiscal sponsor that is a 501(c)(3), and must have a program or service that operates in the Pikes Peak region, El Paso and Teller Counties.

For more information email [email protected] or call (719) 577-4545 ext 214.

2017 Give! Community Impact


We are excited to share the our 2017 Community Impact report. Give! helped 75 local nonprofits raise over $1.5 million in 2017! Click the cover to view the PDF of the full report.

You’ll find all the numbers here – including the $9.6 million Give! has raised for 180 nonprofits since 2009.

It’s a community-wide effort that we couldn’t do without over 150 media and business partners, sponsors, expert trainers and volunteers. Add in over 350 matching grant donors, and nearly 10,000 donations from the public between November and December, and that adds up to a tremendous impact. Together we are making our community a better place by strengthening our diverse nonprofits that provide vital services and improve lives in the Pikes Peak region. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, including the Colorado Springs Independent, and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, 100% of donations through Give! went directly to the designated nonprofits. For every $1 invested in sponsorship and underwriting, Give! raises $10 for nonprofits.

2017 Give! kickoff at Bristol Brewing Co.

The 75 nonprofits in the Give! Class of 2017 joined forces with Bristol Brewing Company on November 2, 2017 to officially launch this year’s campaign. Representatives from all 75 nonprofits along with Bristol owner, Mike Bristol and dozens of philanthropy minded community members joined together to make philanthropy tasty again. Opening remarks from Give! Executive Director, Barb Van Hoy, gave way to the Colorado Springs Chorale singing a robust version of “In Taberna Quando Sumus” from Carmina Burana.

The revelry continued as the first pints of this year’s Give! Black Lager were poured and passed as all toasted to inclusiveness and a successful campaign! Bristol will continue it’s incredible support of Indy Give! through December 31st by donating $3 from every pint of Give! Black Lager to the participating nonprofit of your choice. All Springs and Pueblo area Old Chicago locations are getting in on the fun too by generously giving $1 from each Give! Black Lager pint sold.

You can make an impact in YOUR community, too, by donating here. We all live here, so let’s all give here!


2016 Give! Report to the Community

We are honored to share our 2016 Give! Report to the Community, also in this week’s Indy and CSBJ.

Check out all the love from our community: $1.39 million from 9,245 donations to 72 nonprofits, and the huge Give Thanks lists to all our community partners who made it a successful year.

2016 Give! Report to the Community

Welcome Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy

Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy

Incoming Give! Executive Director Barb Van Hoy

Please join the Give! Campaign Board of Directors in welcoming Barb Van Hoy to the Give! Campaign.

The Give! Campaign is happy to announce the addition of Barb Van Hoy to the leadership team. Barb is joining as Executive Director of Give! and will be responsible for driving Give! to the next level, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved over the past seven years of the campaign.
Barb is well respected as an established leader in the Pikes Peak region and has vast experience with the local nonprofit community. “I’m excited to work with our local nonprofits and donors to build on the Give! Campaign’s incredible impact. By continuing to help tell our local nonprofits’ stories and connecting donors who want to give with them, we can change lives and transform our community.”
We welcome Barb as she immediately takes the helm as Incoming Executive Director of the Give! Campaign and becomes Executive Director effective January 2, 2017.
Thank you for your continued support as we charge ahead to build a stronger community together.

Meet the Give! Class of 2017

Established in 2009, Give! is a year-end multimedia marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work performed by Pikes Peak region nonprofits. Since its inception, Give! has helped raise over $8.1 million for 166 local nonprofits while giving them access to matching grants, media exposure and hands-on training opportunities from local and regional experts. Give makes it easy to support multiple organizations by giving to just one trusted place and the money stays in our community, to help our community.

We are excited to introduce you to this year’s class of participating nonprofits!  For the last several months each participating nonprofit’s staff, board and key volunteers have been working hard to prepare so that they can get the most out of this years campaign and your support.

Your donations to give help out 75 local nonprofits. Supporting Families, Animals, The Great Outdoors and More.  So dive in an explore the all new website because, we make a greater impact together than we do alone.
Give! Class of 2017
Give! is powered by the Colorado Springs Independent, Business Journal, Pikes Peak Bulletin and YOU!

Thank You Give! Campaign Sponsors