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.

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.)

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 an 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 in our community
since the start of the program in 2012!


Our 2-1-1 specialists connected more than 37,000
people in need with the resources that could help last year! The free,
bilingual, easy-to-remember phone number serves residents
of 12 counties. Trained information specialists staff the
hotline from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. 

2-1-1 is now powered by Ent Credit Union and GE Johnson!


referrals were given to military members or veterans last year!

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.

PPUW currently invests in 25 organizations and partners in order to improve the education, income stability and health of local families. Last year, the fund helped 45,052 local people struggling to be stable and self-sufficient.

  • CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Care and Share Food Bank
  • Catholic Charities
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • Colorado Springs Teen Court
  • Community of Caring Foundation
  • Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
  • CPCD
  • Crossfire Ministries
  • Early Connections
  • Energy Resource Center
  • Fostering Hope
  • Greccio Housing
  • Homeward Pikes Peak 
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network (aka 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
  • The Place
  • The Resource Exchange
  • Tri-Lakes Cares

Impact: your dollars at work

Last year, over 87,000 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
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