Youth success and family stability

Your impact

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. We exist because issues such as poverty, homelessness and educational achievement require the collaboration of all sectors including for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, all levels of government and all levels of education.

Colorado Springs Promise

is a partnership between Pikes Peak United Way, UCCS and Colorado Springs School District 11 to inspire and equip students for a better future through education. We know that by increasing graduation rates and preparing more students for the workforce, we can ensure and even stronger future for Colorado Springs. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

For just $30 a year you can change a child’s life! They will receive a new book every month mailed to their home from birth to five years old.


Books mailed to children (2017-2018 FY)

Youth Venture

Gives our middle and high school youth a voice in addressing problems they see in their school or community.


Believe what they learned through Youth Venture will help them make positive change in the community


Helping connect people in need with resources that can help. In a poll, 86% of people reported they received the assistance they were looking for. 


Calls for help
(2017-2018 FY)

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 the life skills.

Their children need quality early childhood education, positive mentors and academic and social support throughout their school years. We work with 43 nonprofit organizations working to improve local conditions. Click here to view more details on our current grantees.

  • Atlas Prep
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America 
  • Care and Share* 
  • CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Catholic Charities 
  • Cheyenne Village 
  • Children’s Literacy Center 
  • Colorado Springs Conservatory*
  • Colorado Springs Teen Court
  • Community of Caring
  • Court Care of the Pikes Peak Region
  • CPCD…Giving Children a Head Start
  • Crossfire Ministries*
  • Diakonia* 
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs* 
  • Early Connections Learning Centers 
  • Energy Resource Center
  • Envida 
  • Fostering Hope Foundation*
  • Greccio Housing Unlimited, Inc. 
  • Griffith Centers* 
  • Homeward Pikes Peak 
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Ithaka Land Trust
  • Lutheran Family Services 
  • Mile High Youth Corps* 
  • Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center*
  • Partners in Housing 
  • Peak Education* 
  • Peak Vista
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • Pikes Peak Workforce Center*
  • REACH Pikes Peak* 
  • The Salvation Army
  • Silver Key Senior Services 
  • The Resource Exchange 
  • Tri-Lakes Cares 
  • UCCS* 
  • Urban Peak
  • Westside CARES 
  • Women’s Resource Agency*
*Non-funded partner agency 

Impact: your dollars at work

Last year, over 85,000 people were helped by Pikes Peak United Way’s efforts. Investing in one direct service provider doesn’t solve the problem, it treats a symptom. By supporting Pikes Peak United Way, you are pooling your resources with more than 7,000 other donors in order to improve systemic issues.

Pikes Peak United Way volunteers ensure that funding raised goes to the highest performing programs in our community and meet the greatest needs! The following data is based on the 2017-2018 FY outcomes data with our partners.


People who secured safe & stable housing, access to financial aid, food and/or clothing


Children prepared for success in kindergarten


Youth received support needed to earn a life-sustaining wage in the future

Children served are meeting or exceeding widely held expectations in language and emergent literacy skills
Parents/caregivers served report being involved in their child’s education/learning (volunteering in classroom, reading at home)
Households served received services which enabled them to maintain their safe and stable housing