PPCF Emergency Relief Fund Activated
With the declared state of emergency by the State of Colorado in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund for El Paso and Teller Counties has been activated.

The Emergency Relief Fund is a partnership between Pikes Peak Community Foundation , Pikes Peak United Way , and the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. The Fund was previously activated to respond to the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires to support immediate-, mid-, and long-term emergency relief and recovery efforts.

How you can help
  • Make a contribution to the Emergency Relief Fund and help provide resources to nonprofits serving our most vulnerable populations during this time. Make a donation HERE.
  • If you know a nonprofit in need of resources, please direct them to apply for relief assistance HERE.

It’s during times of crisis that our community stands together to support our beloved city, and we are humbled by how quickly and generously our community responds to urgent needs. Now is the time for philanthropy to work together. We’ve convened a collective of local funders to demonstrate our unified response. We are grateful for their contributions and appreciate their willingness to step up time and time again.

Initial Funders Collective
Bee Vradenburg Foundation
Chapman Foundations
Colorado Springs Health Foundation
Gazette Charities
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
Katalytic Foundation
Lane Foundation
The Moniker Foundation
Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Pikes Peak United Way/El Pomar Emergency Assistance Fund
Butterworth Family Fund of PPCF
Celebration of Life Fund of PPCF
Hille Family Fund of PPCF
Nor'wood Fund of PPCF
Strub Heer Fund of PPCF

The Emergency Relief Grants Committee will begin meeting today, Friday, March 20, and includes expertise from each of the three partners, Colorado Springs Health Foundation, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), private foundations, and a community member affected by a previous disaster. This committee will ensure grants are made quickly and strategically so as to effectively address the community’s most critical and immediate needs.

By working together, we can continue to respond to the developing challenges and needs associated with COVID-19. 

Thank you,
Gary Butterworth, CEO
Pikes Peak Community Foundation
102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 530
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 389-1251 | info@ppcf.org