community impact partners

A person can support one organization that works on one aspect of addressing poverty. However, a family wanting to exit poverty needs the support of many different organizations. 

Parents need quality information, affordable housing, physical and mental healthcare, childcare, career training, job placement and training in life skills.

Their children need quality early childhood education, positive mentors and academic and social support throughout their school years.

Listed below are the 25 organizations that PPUW currently partners with to improve the education, income stability and health of local families. 

  • CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Care and Share Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • Community of Caring Foundation
  • Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
  • CPCD
  • Crossfire Ministries
  • Early Connections
  • Energy Resource Center
  • Forge Evolution, formerly Colorado Springs Teen Court
  • Fostering Hope
  • Greccio Housing
  • Homeward Pikes Peak 
  • Family Promise of Colorado Springs
  • Lutheran Social Services of Colorado
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
  • Partners in Housing
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity 
  • Salvation Army
  • Silver Key
  • TESSA
  • The Place
  • The Resource Exchange
  • Tri-Lakes Cares

2021 partnership opportunities

FEMA EFSP Phase 38 Application

El Pomar Emergency Fund Application (Ongoing)

El Pomar Emergency Fund Application Guide (We are currently not accepting applications related to funding losses due to COVID-19.)

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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.