Attention: Pikes Peak United Way, 2-1-1 and the Family Success Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. 

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Your contribution to Pikes Peak United Way will address immediate needs as well as long-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.


There are so many ways to plug in and help Colorado Springs thrive. Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us in making serious impact, together. 

Upcoming events

There are so many ways to plug in and help Colorado Springs thrive. Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us in making serious impact, together. 


Women United Luncheon

Women United Presents: “Where We Turn in Times of Need”

Where does a woman go when she’s pregnant and suffering from addiction? Where does she go when she can’t feed her family? Where does she go when she’s been evicted and can’t find a place to live. From substance abuse to homelessness, where does a woman turn for support and how can we as a community help these women? This is a lunch you won’t want to miss. Hear from those on the front lines delivering hope, encouragement and resources to escape poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. Lunch will be served, tickets are $25. Seating is limited.

Location: Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Time: 11:30am Mix & Mingle
12:00pm Lunch & Speaker


VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides FREE tax preparation to individuals and families who have a household income of less than $60,000. VITA sites located in Colorado Springs and Monument offer a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday appointments where free tax preparation and e-filing are available January through April. In most cases, refunds will be returned in just 10-14 days, eliminating the need to pay high fees associated with many instant refund programs. Call 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment.


Colorado Springs Mayoral Forum

Pikes Peak United Way is please to host a Mayoral Forum on Thursday, March 9th, at 5:30 p.m ahead of the election. We look forward to hearing from all of the candidates. Location: Pikes Peak United Way Family Success Center 1520 Verde Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Time: 5:30pm

Free Mobile Food Pantry

Come get food for you and your whole family at this drive-up style food pantry! Thank you to Care and Share Food Bank for partnering with us.

Location: Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing Drive

Dates: Every first and third Thursday of the month. 3/2 and 3/16

Time: 11:00 am until food runs out.

Everyone has a part to play

At Pikes Peak United Way, we believe there is more that connects us than divides us. That’s why Live United is not just a slogan – it’s the vision of a community that believes we are stronger together than we ever could be apart.

We all know someone in need

Whether we realize it or not. Your next door neighbor may be struggling to put enough food on the table. Or your child’s teacher could be a few bills away from homelessness. Need does not discriminate – that’s why we’re here.

Those needs start at the root

We are fortunate to be part of a global United Way network – with resources and insight into “the big picture.” This insight tells us that access to education, healthy living, and financial stability lie at the root of our community’s needs. If we can tackle these initiatives, we know our impact will ripple through Colorado Springs.



People served through Pikes Peak United Way


People received FREE tax filing services


People reached out to 2-1-1 as their first stop when they needed help

Tackling root causes requires a network of nonprofits

We can’t do it alone. Our nonprofit partners are vital to helping every person find the support they need. Pikes Peak United Way acts as the hub – connecting those in need with the nonprofits and resources that can help them get back on their feet. This is only possible through the hard work and dedication of our nonprofit community.

An infinite network powered by you

In the face of so much need, making a difference can feel overwhelming. But what if each person gave just a little? Every gift powers a network of support infinitely larger than any one person. That’s what it means to Live United

I can...

Start a workplace campaign

And maximize my impact for me and my colleagues. I believe we are stronger together.

Volunteer my time

Because every gift benefits our community – whether that gift is time or money.

Call, text, or write to my representative

I believe our voices are louder together. I can take 5 minutes today to reach out and be heard.
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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.