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for sponsoring the Great Outdoors category. The Bloom Foundation believes philanthropy is action-oriented. We engage with and support local organizations focusing on education, conservation, and the arts.
Numerous studies show that youth grades K-12 benefit physically, emotionally, and academically from environmental education. We believe that these benefits should be accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status. We strive to offer our state-recognized programs to all youth. Through outdoor science adventures, students gain skills in making a difference as well as the sense of self-confidence that they can.
Our all-volunteer group protects and preserves our City’s “Central Park” for you. We repair the Park’s unique & historic stone entryways, overlooks, walls & bridges. We care for its vegetation, carrying on Gen. Palmer’s vision of a natural park for people to enjoy. We organize free musical concerts, guided bird, tree & wildflower walks and clean-ups that provide beneficial and educational activities in our Park.
Horses play a key role in our region’s history and heritage. We help make our busy trails safer by educating all trail users on proper trail etiquette and providing a one-of-a-kind free training area for all levels of horses and riders: from families with children to our wounded veterans and everyone in between. It is the only course in the U.S. in a public park with natural obstacles and three levels of difficulty.
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!
The land – it’s why we live here. Palmer Land Trust is committed to conserving the iconic and beloved lands that make southern Colorado home. From expanding recreational opportunities with parks and open spaces, to preserving working farms and ranches, to safeguarding the amazing views we all love, Palmer is dedicated to a community united around land as essential to our identity, economy, and quality of life.
We are the nonprofit stewards of public land in Southern Colorado. We actively educate and engage thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of hands-on trail and restoration projects that help to conserve and protect our region’s treasured public natural landscapes. From recreational trail work to watershed protection and fire rehabilitation, our work keeps Colorado’s great outdoors great.
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.
Everyone deserves easy access to the outdoors, because the outdoors connect us to ourselves and to each other. This guides everything we do at the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Preserving open space, connecting trails, championing our Friends Groups; we exist to protect those public spaces you care about. We strive to be your eyes, ears and voice for trails, parks and open spaces.
We believe that everyone can grow from the physical and mental benefits that come from enjoying healthy outdoor activities. Our programs are open to ALL individuals in the Colorado Springs community. We are a membership fee-free organization with no prerequisites, and we provide all of the knowledge, gear, and inspiration needed to enjoy all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that the region has to offer.
We save Central Colorado's wild places by defending wildlands that provide refuge for wildlife and biodiversity as the climate changes. We influence decision-making about public lands bringing protection to hundreds of thousands of acres. We ensure that future generations can enjoy wildlife and natural wonders in our region. We lead hikes that teach about our public lands and how everyone can protect those lands.