Our portfolio

Projects with a focus on lasting impact, leadership, and sustainability in Education and Community Development.

Drake Community Visioning

Community Development

Leadership  investment in partnership with Downtown Partnership to create an inclusive community visioning process led by Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak to support and guide future opportunities based on the decommissioning of the Drake Coal Power Plant. 

Learn more: CSBJ Article

COVID-19 Face Shields

Community Development

Partner investment with Motominded, Titan Robotics, Pikes Peak Makerspace, Make4Covid, Edmondson Foundation, and the Holaday family to make and donate 50,000 face shields to organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

Learn more: CSBJ Article

Universal Preschool

Education

Partner investment with local and state early childhood advocates, agencies, and funders, including Common Good, CPCD, Early Connections, and Early Milestones, to ensure every 3 and 4 year old in Colorado Springs has access to a quality and affordable preschool opportunity.

Learn more: earlymilestones.org

Promise Scholarship

Education

Partner investment with the Dakota Foundation, Pikes Peak Community College, and Harrison School District Two to create a new Dakota Promise Scholarship that will provide free college tuition and academic support a coaches at PPCC to every qualifying high school graduate in the school district.

Learn more: ppcc.edu
Learn more: Gazette Article CS Indy Article + CSBJ Article

Opportunity Harrison

Education

Leadership investment to support successful $180MM bond campaign for Harrison School District Two in 2018 that increased public funding for upgrading and modernizing all existing buildings (including all district charter schools), building one new middle school, expanding two elementary schools into K-8 campuses, and freeing up funds to attract and retain quality teachers.

Learn more: d2pride.org
Learn more: CSBJ Endorsement + CS Indy Endorsement

Atlas Preparatory School

Education

Investment to support first elementary school and to grow first network of high performing charter schools in southeast Colorado Springs.

Learn more: atlasprep.org
Learn more: Gazette Article

Friends of D11

Education

Leadership investment to support successful Colorado Springs School District 11 Mill Levy Override campaign in 2017 that increased public funding for attracting and retaining quality teachers and modernizing aging buildings by $42MM annually.

USA Basketball + Foundation

Community Development

Relocation and development of new downtown headquarters for USA Basketball + Foundation, the Olympic, FIBA, and Youth Development national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball.

Learn more: usab.com
Learn more: Gazette Article

Helen Hunt Campus

Community Development

Redevelopment of the closed Helen Hunt elementary school into a community campus that serves the Hillside Neighborhood in partnership with Community Partnership for Child Development, Catholic Charities, Shandy Clinic, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Peak Parent Education, Concrete Couch, Switchback Hillside Coffee, Colorado Trust, Converge Lecture Series, and Hillside Connection.

Learn more: Gazette Article

The Hub Hillside Food Campus

Community Development

Leadership investment in partnership with the Dakota Foundation, Edmondson Foundation, Lane Foundation, and Loo Foundation to build a healthy food production, distribution and education hub in the Hillside Neighborhood by Colorado Springs Food Rescue.

Learn more: coloradospringsfoodrescue.org
Learn more: Gazette Article

Converge Lecture Series

Community Development

Leadership investment in Converge Lecture Series and Fellowship to create a space for diverse communities in Colorado Springs to join together for conversation centered on moral beauty, exposure to the life of the mind and action in the public square.

Learn more: convergelectureseries.org
Learn more: Gazette Article

Legacy Loop

Community Development

Partnership with community organizations and the City of Colorado Springs to finally complete the Legacy Loop trail over 100 years after the initial vision was created by city founder General William Jackson Palmer.

Learn more: CS Indy Article

Hillside Maker Space

Community Development

Leadership investment in Concrete Couch to create a neighborhood based maker space called Concrete Coyote that will enhance the Hillside Community and Legacy Loop trail system.

Learn more: concretecouch.org
Learn more: Gazette Article

Social Impact Services

Community Development

Strategic planning and operating services for community organizations, private foundations, and school districts in the Pikes Peak region focused on innovative approaches to social impact.