Investing in Pikes Peak United Way is the best way to improve your community! We work to improve education, income and health for residents in the Pikes Peak Region. These are our key initiatives and programs that are designed to enhance youth success and family stability.



Staffed by community resource experts, 2-1-1 is a free, confidential and multilingual phone line that compassionately connects callers in need with personalized referrals for help. For many of the 35,000 people who use 2-1-1, it is a lifeline, sometimes a lifesaver. 2-1-1 is powered by Ent Credit Union.


This fund invests in the most efficient and effective programs, conducted by the top nonprofits in our city, improving youth success and family stability. Donations from community members fuel this fund, and volunteers drive the decision-making to ensure the donated dollars make the most impact across the region.


This initiative equips students to strive for a better future by promoting education, family involvement, workforce engagement and family stability. It provides housing services for their families, computers, access to resources, food distributions, mentorship and career coaching. CSP is changing lives of students, offering hope and support. It is championing people at the beginning of their journey to prevent a future of poverty.


Dolly was inspired by her father who never learned to read or write. DPIL mails a book each month to children, birth to age five. It develops an early love of reading, prepares children for success in school and provides bonding opportunities as parents read to their children. 


Over 170 community leaders join together to study 12 key components of the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This vital program has been instrumental in helping local government, businesses and nonprofits understand our region and identify opportunities for consistent improvement.

VITA Tax Prep Help


Staffed mostly by volunteers, VITA provides free tax preparation to individuals and families who have a household income of less than $64,000.

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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.  

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