Pikes Peak Community Foundation evolved from the Colorado Springs Community Trust, founded in 1928 by visionary citizens who believed that the Pikes Peak region needed a way to build a permanent charitable endowment to improve the quality of life in our community. During a 70-year period, the Trust quietly made millions of dollars of grants to non-profit organizations in our region. However, because the Trust had been chartered as a private foundation, its board came to realize that our community needed a true community foundation to make a lasting positive impact on our community.
Pikes Peak Community Foundation was created in 1996 to take a leadership role in promoting philanthropy in the Pikes Peak region. Since that time, PPCF has generated more than $100 million for a wide range of charitable purposes, re-invested more than half that amount in community projects and grants to nonprofit organizations, and preserved in perpetuity priceless community assets such as Venetucci Farm and Aspen Valley Ranch.