What’s Your Vision?
- Leaving a legacy
- Finding a way to help
- Passing on my values
- Engaging my family in giving
- Investing for good
- Planning my estate
- Helping my community
- Giving back to those in need
We make your vision possible
Since 1928, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation has believed that together, we can make our community a better place. That vision hasn’t changed. Our process is simple so that your gift can have the greatest significance. Now and forever.
How we serve you
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First, we listen
People give for all kinds of reasons, from family tradition, to a sense of obligation, to a desire to act on passionately held beliefs. The most effective philanthropy joins your interests and experiences with the current needs in the community and seeks desired outcomes. We will help develop a personal mission statement that goes with your giving plan and incorporates other family members as desired.
We connect your values
We will help you think about your deepest hopes, how to have impact in creating change, and how to find your way with your giving. We connect you with causes that you care about by developing a strategic giving plan that gives you a chance to express yourself and your passions as well as your goals and financial details.
Letting you focus on what matters
Our goal is to simplify your giving so that you can focus on what matters. As the foundation of our service to you, we manage all the details from start to finish. It begins with processing your gifts, to performing due diligence on the nonprofits you chose to fund, to mailing grant checks. This all happens behind the scenes so that you can spend time finding ways to make this community a better place.
We aim for transformative giving
Creating and using a giving plan will give you a sense of control, purpose and direction, and will inspire you to become more pro-active in organizing, managing and taking charge of your charitable giving. A thoughtfully developed giving plan that considers values, family involvement, and financial planning will create significance in your life and in our community.
Simple ideas. Big impact.
The Community Foundation holds over 230 funds, each representing a special set of goals and a unique reason for giving. We invite you to read stories of these individuals who have already decided to make a difference in their community and draw inspiration from their experiences.
Peace of Mind
They helped build a church together. Now, ensuring its future is as important as fostering its beginning. Learn how the Strubs built an endowed fund to support their church’s mission after they are gone. Read Full Story »
They had a vision, and PPCF helped them make a plan. The Howards set up scholarship funds to make sure hard working students could find the right education, and help their community . Read Full Story »
A lifetime of giving
They are active volunteers, artists, and outdoor adventurers. Their Donor Advised Fund allows them to put structure around their philanthropy and to intentionally plan for the transfer of their estate, funding the things that they love. Read Full Story »
How we can help
We are a personal advisor for you and your family, bringing wisdom and peace of mind when it is time to consider giving back to your community. We make philanthropy simple, fun and transformational.
How to get started.
We believe philanthropy can be a tool to create positive community change. Our approach starts with a deep understanding of your personal values and of community issues.
We will consult with you around your goals, which fund type works best for you, and how you want to go about your giving.
Select a name for your fund.
You get a named charitable fund. It can be named for your family or for your favorite cause.
Make a deposit.
You can transfer cash, stock, real estate, or any other asset-based gift into the fund and receive a charitable deduction immediately.
Choose how to invest.
Your charitable dollars can grow over time through our pooled investment options.
The PPCF difference
We seek opportunities where philanthropic resources can make a difference. Whether you are looking to open a philanthropic fund for yourself or are hoping to leave a charitable or family legacy, we can help you achieve your philanthropic goals. We know our community and we know philanthropy. We can help.