THANK YOU TO
for sponsoring the Build Community category. Since 1928, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has believed that together, we can make our community a better place.
Citizens Project fights for equality, diversity, and separation of church and state. We believe that a vibrant democracy requires the voice and power of all people which is why we work to empower all, particularly those most marginalized in our community. We provide nonpartisan voter education resources and work to increase voter turnout. For 27 years, Citizens Project has been a fearless advocate and an engaging voice that educates, mobilizes, and empowers our entire community to embrace these values.
Immigrants in deportation proceedings are not entitled to legal representation at the expense of the state. An immigrant’s chances of winning are much higher when represented. We link immigrants who are in deportation proceedings with our highly qualified member attorneys who can take their cases at pro-bono or low-bono rates. By securing legal counsel for these individuals, we help keep families together.
CSPM builds a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history. Through innovative exhibits, educational outreach and programming, preservation of objects and collections, we connect more than 100,000 visitors annually to important stories about our community. We encourage visitors to discover the past, make sense of the present and shape the region's future.
Concrete Couch works with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world. For over 15 years, we have worked with some of our community's most underserved populations: military families and veterans, Title One schools, adjudicated teens, senior citizens, developmentally differently-abled people, and those earning service hours.
COSILoveYou orchestrates annual days of service that launch thousands of volunteers to serve and work across our community: parks, schools, community centers, non-profits, and under-resourced neighborhoods. Additionally, we are working to establish supportive school partnerships that bring businesses, churches, and organizations around local schools so that families, students, and teachers can thrive.
Neighborhoods are the core of our community. But great neighborhoods are not great by coincidence. They are great because they are safe and offer opportunities for creativity, diversity and mobility. Council of Neighbors & Organizations (CONO) empowers neighborhoods through education, connection and action – providing the tools for neighborhoods to have a voice in building a better community.
Foster Family Assist asks foster parents what they need in order to be able to commit to their foster children until they are returned home, placed in kinship care, or adopted. We provide support and services by lifting some of the financial weight. Services might include paying for parent coaching to help with difficult behaviors or providing reimbursement for a night off to take a breath and carry on.
Funky is a group of artists that are striving to bridge the gap between professional and community theater. We encourage all experience levels in an inclusive and safe environment. Theater for everyone!
Hear Here Poetry encourages intergenerational and diverse audiences to actively listen, write, and share by providing high-quality access points to writing and performance poetry education. With our workshops, events, and competitions, we annually coach the city’s top youth voices to an international stage. More than time with microphone or pen, we exist to foster brave, inclusive, and life-sharing community networks.
We help LGBTQ+ youth discover their potential to thrive. IOYS is a safe space and self-advocacy center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) and ally young people, ages 13-22. Over 600 young people visit annually to build healthy relationships, grab food from our pantry, write poetry, browse our clothing closet, make friends, dance at our Queer Prom, and receive mentoring and support.
We provide Advocacy, Education, Case Management and Mentorship for under-served individuals, families and youth who have been impacted by various forms of Trauma. In our Project Right Direction Program and our “My Brothers’ & Sisters’ Keeper” Domestic Violence Program.
We are primarily a mountain bike trail building organization. We advocate for, design, build and maintain multi-use trails throughout the Pikes Peak Region. We consistently build partnerships with land managers, Friends groups, businesses and orgs in our community. If you hike, bike, run or ride your horse in our region's parks, open spaces and forests you have enjoyed the fruits of our work. Let's continue this!
Our House Inc. provides services for adults with disabilities to empower their independence and build personal relationships so as to better help, teach, and grow according to their own potential through the support of life skills, vocational training, and giving back to their community. We provide residential and day program services to help people be more self-sufficient and live the life they desire.
PPLD is a vital force for individual & community transformation. PPLD empowers individuals and families while providing them the opportunity to gain new skill sets and access a wealth of information and resources without regard to economic status, ethnicity, lifestyle, or religion. These resources and opportunities change individual lives and build community throughout the Pikes Peak region.
We are volunteer musicians committed to developing our individual musicianship so that we can provide high quality, low cost classical symphony orchestra concerts to our community. We share our love of music by creating programs that include both the familiar and the adventurous, with tools to make them accessible and enjoyable, such as pre-concert discussions, audience engagement, and innovative themes.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens creates spaces where people meet to grow fresh food, healthy communities, and local food system resiliency. We do this through building and managing community gardens, offering gardening education programs, and advocating for more growing spaces in the region. Growing food is empowering! We partner with other organizations to increase access to garden produce, growing spaces, & education.
Through collaborative partnerships Rocky Mountain Highway creates passionate support for and awareness of live music. We engage funders, sponsors and volunteers to support artists and their music. We provide performance opportunities, workshops and industry forums. Programs empower talented artists to advance their professional careers. Our festivals and resources showcase emerging artists and national talent.
The Teller Senior Coalition provides services to Teller County seniors. We provide transportation, case management counseling, respite for caregivers, home delivered meals to home bound seniors, safety related handyman services and homemaker services. We provide transportation to low income, disabled residents and the general public. These services support our client’s desires to be independent and live with dignity.
Our mission is to sustain the traditions and skills of all forms of textile arts and honor the earth by bringing the conversation about textile sustainability to the community. We believe that a community that embraces creativity and making, and honors self-expression is a much stronger, more connected and tolerant community. Textiles are a unique art form because they are more accessible, less intimidating to learn.
Society often discriminates against people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), inhibiting access to basic human rights. The Arc PPR’s Building for Change Inclusive Campus will help those with disabilities to achieve their vision through personal development, life skills training, and expanded advocacy efforts, while involving the community in improving the culture for those with I/DD.
Westside CARES is neighbors helping neighbors. It affirms human dignity by ameliorating the conditions of poverty and preventing homelessness through food, clothing, laundry, health-care, ID cards, mail, utilities or rent, and creates a community that values all of its members. Each year the nearly 22,000 neighbors we serve can rely on a safe, welcoming space to access the services they need to fill the gaps.