When it comes to holiday giving, there are so many choices! How do you start to narrow the list? Well, one easy way is to look first at local nonprofits. To spend your valuable time and hard earned money right here in the Pikes Peak region.
Our contributors, readers and others weighed in with some of their favorites. Below is a terrific list to get your started. Not every nonprofit will fit with your own view. That’s ok. This is a big world and this list represents a wide swath of moms from across the region.
Did we miss one of your favorites? Please drop it in the comments below!
A Short List of Nonprofits in Colorado Springs:
All Breed Rescue and Training – All Breed Rescue & Training is a nonprofit dog rescue and training organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds forever families for dogs deemed unadoptable and facing euthanasia.
Alternativ Global Entrepreneurs – Alternativ partners with communities to deliver high-impact business training and mentorship, equipping individuals to start small businesses and break the cycle of poverty.
Beautiful Redemption – Since 2016, Beautiful Redemption has connected faith communities, child welfare agencies and individuals to help almost 10,000 at-risk children.
Cambio Yoga – We are Colorado Springs’ warm & welcoming donation based yoga studio. A variety of quality classes for all bodies = yoga for ALL!
CASA – CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict.
Cases of Love – Accepts donations of new and gently used suitcases, duffel bags, unopened hygiene products and school supplies for foster children of all ages.
Children’s Literacy Center – Children’s Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring to elementary school children reading below grade level.
COSILoveYou – COSILoveYou exists to unite and ignite the Church to love Colorado Springs. Unifying communities of faith, business, government and education to meet tangible needs in our city.
Food to Power – Formerly Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Food to Power offers a program which operates across three main areas; food access, food production, and food education.
Dream Centers – Many women and children are in dire situations, without hope and nowhere to turn. Dream Centers exists to provide health and hope for people who are working to rebuild their dreams.
El Pomar Foundation – El Pomar is a general purpose foundation committed to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.
The Exodus Road – The Exodus Road is an organization specializing in human trafficking rescue. Our investigators gather evidence and help find and free modern slaves. To date, we have fueled the rescue of over 1,100 survivors of trafficking.
Flying Horse Foundation – The Flying Horse Foundation is a private, charitable foundation whose mission is to advance the physcial, emotional and spiritual well-being of at-risk youth, families and seniors in our community.
Fostering Hope Foundation – Fostering Hope is an enduring community of affirmation and support for foster families, restoring the sense of family and belonging that foster children need to thrive.
Gries Family Charity – The Gries Family Charity is dedicated to helping impoverished children in Colorado Springs through our Back to School and Christmas events.
Heal + Thrive – Heal and Thrive Global (Formerly Beauty for Ashes Uganda) works towards long-term sustainability and deep healing for single mamas and widows in Uganda.
Homefront Military Network – Their mission is to connect military service members, veterans and their families to resources offered by trusted community partners and to provide emergency financial assistance.
Hope and Home – As a nondenominational Christian charity, Hope & Home trains and actively supports foster families all across the Front Range who feel compelled by Christ’s command to take care of “the least of these.”
Inside Out Youth Services – Inside, they provide safety and acceptance for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. Out in the community, they promote understanding, respect, and equality.
Kids Crossing – Kids Crossing is a private, non-profit Child Placement Agency licensed by the State of Colorado to provide foster care and group facility care.
Mosaic International Ministries – Mosaic works side by side with local pastors in East Africa & the Philippines to meet concrete needs in their communities.
Open Bible Medical Clinic & Pharmacy – OBMC is a non-profit Christian based free clinic, dispensing hope & healing to uninsured adults in El Paso & Teller counties with acute & chronic illnesses.
Partners in Housing – Partners in Housing’s mission is to guide families in housing crisis from insecurity to stability, self- reliance, and prosperity.
Peak Education – Peak Education is a nonprofit that supports underserved student populations through mentoring, social/emotional programming, and college/career planning.
Peak Parent Center – PEAK Parent Center is a nonprofit that works to ensure that all people with disabilities are fully included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life.
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention – The mission of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership is to unite the community in addressing suicide in the region through education, intervention, and postvention.
Reclaiming Hope – Formerly Restore Innocence, Reclaiming Hope exists to aid victims of human trafficking in the rescue, restoration and reintegration process by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Rocky Mountain ADA Center – The center’s mission is to provide information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) tailored to meet the needs of individuals and organizations in Colorado and surrounding states.
Safe Passage – Safe Passage serves the abused children of the Pikes Peak region by providing acute and long-term victim services at our child-friendly center.
Sarah’s Home – Sarah’s Home is a faith-based residential home for girls aged 12 to 18 who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Save the Storks – Save the Storks exists to inspire cultural change by shaping compelling pro-life narratives and empowering strategic partners to serve and value every life.
Silver Key – Silver Key serves supports a healthy quality of life for seniors, allowing them to age safely with dignity and independence.
Special Kids, Special Families – Special Kids Special Families provides respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
Springs Rescue Mission – Their mission is to mobilize the community to provide housing, health and work services.
Stable Strides – Their mission is to significantly improve the wellbeing of individuals through a connection with horses. They believe that horses and the therapy they provide is an essential solution to strong and healthy individuals, families, and communities.
TESSA – TESSA provides free and voluntary services to people who identify as experiencing domestic violence.
Tri-Lakes Cares – A community-based, volunteer supported, resource center whose purpose is to improve people’s lives through emergency assistance, self-sufficiency, and relief programs.
Wings Like Eagles – Wings Like Eagles is a non-profit Christian horse camp that teaches children with unique challenges confidence and vaulting (gymnastics on horse-back) and develops leadership and spiritual maturity in young adults.
The above list is simply a start. Here are more options. What have we missed?