What's New in our Initiatives

Venetucci Farm

Aspen Valley Ranch

Pinello Ranch



Farm Stand Now Open.

2014 CSA Membership

Sold Out.  Please visit

Arkansas Valley Growers another great CSA program in our area.


The Living Close to Home Series classes on Gardening, Farming, Nutrition, and Sustainability Classes For Adults, Children or Families

House Concerts at
Raven Nest

Cordwood Masonry and Timber Framing Workshop -August 15-17, 2014

Mobile Music Project

The Mobile Music Project, a human-powered music venue, emphasizes the importance of a healthy bike culture and the impact that music and art have on our daily lives.

Guided Birding Hikes - Fall Migration Series

Pinello Ranch in the News: Click HERE for the latest news from Pinello Ranch.
Check out
this great article on Pinello Ranch in the CS Gazette!

Take  a look at all  Pikes Peak Urban Gardens has going on right now, including upcoming gardening classes:

Join Venetucci Farm:



The Pikes Peak Community Foundation believes that to effectively impact one's community, a broad-scale approach is required. We don't just advance community philanthropy through donor-advised funds, designated funds, fiscal sponsor services, and grant-making to non-profits; we also offer a wide range of local impact initiatives designed to advance health, wellness, and cultural activities in the Pikes Peak region.

Creating Community Sustainability

Advancing the Arts

Innovative Education

  • Venetucci Farm/Pinello Ranch (focused on local food, nutrition, wellness, health, sustainability, etc.)
  • Aspen Valley Ranch (wide variety of workshops, classes, seminars)
  • Peak Education (mentoring and scholarship support for talented, underserved students in Harrison District 2)
  • Scholarship Funds (variety of types)

Promoting Conservation

  • Pikes Peak Conservation Fund (primarily dedicated to open space, conservation easements, catalyst for overall conservation efforts)
  • Mary Starsmore Fund (dedicated to Starsmore Center, N. Cheyenne Canon Park, Stratton Open Space)

Creating Local Community Impact

  • UpaDowna (raise awareness and appreciation for the outdoors by providing fun and educational adventures for all ages and experience levels)

Encouraging Social Entrepreneurs

  • Symposium on Philanthropy in the New Economy
  • Venture Fund
  • Pikes Peak Real Estate Foundation (encouraging positive community impact using real estate properties)
  • Ingenuity Grants

Helping Nonprofit Organizations

  • Grant making (board-directed; discretionary)
  • Donor-advised funds and donor-designated grants (wide variety of fund types)
  • Convening Fund (designed to pull together people around a common idea or beneficial purpose)
  • Fiscal sponsorship services (examples include Stop Family Violence, Fountain Creek Restoration Project)
  • Establishing endowment funds (the “one-percent solution”)

Planned Giving Support and Services

  • Special Funds
  • Erikson Fund (for visually impaired and blind citizens)