Why Choose PPCF?
Experience. Knowledge. Leadership.
Since 1928 area residents have chosen the Colorado Springs Community Trust and its successor organization, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, as a vehicle to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible.
We are a public charity with the flexibility to manage virtually any type of gift for any charitable purpose.
We understand local programs and issues connected to all aspects of charitable giving. As a result, by inspiring informed and generous giving, we make our community a vital and healthy place to live.
PPCF also gives you the chance to involve your family in your giving and offers unique opportunities for young people to learn about local issues and effective giving strategies.
Benefits of working with the Community Foundation include:
Simple, personalized service
We work with you to achieve your charitable goals. We tailor your fund to meet your values, interests, and objectives. Funds can be created anonymously.
Expertise in the Pikes Peak Region
We have particular expertise in assessing community needs and designing solutions. Grants to organizations outside of this area are primarily recommended by our donor advisors. We have the flexibility to support almost any qualified charitable organization, whether local, national, or international.
As a public charity, we offer the highest level of tax benefits for charitable giving. You can give a wide variety of property - cash, stocks, closely held securities, real estate or personal property - and receive maximum tax benefits.
Your original charitable intent will always be honored by the Community Foundation. An individual charity may change its mission over time or even cease to exist. But permanent endowment funds at the Community Foundation will benefit the community in your name, for the purposes you specify, forever. Though circumstances may change, your primary wishes will continue to be respected and carried out.
We professionally manage our investments using the services of the foremost investment consultants in our community. We employ both investment pools as well as individually managed funds assigned to specific investment management firms. You may recommend investing your fund either with a specific investment manager or in one of our investment pools.