Fund for a Thriving Community

Taking care of this community

Born from our roots in 1928, The Colorado Springs Community Trust, The Fund for a Thriving Community is an opportunity and responsibility that we all share to take care of the community that we love, for the long term. Collectively, the residents of the Pikes Peak region hold the power to leave a lasting legacy through an community endowment that goes toward the most pressing needs of our community at any given time. Your gift into this fund shows your commitment to the place you love.

History and Funding Focus

Fund for a Thriving Community

  • The Colorado Springs Community Trust grew out of the desire of local citizens to leave a long-term legacy in support of the community they love.
  • Through bequests, this fund has been established. It is made up of field of interest funds such as Fund for the Arts, Everett Trust and a fund for blind and visually impaired.
  • Citizens can donate to it and know that their bequest will benefit the community they love for years to come.
  • PPCF Staff and Trustees seek to make proactive grants in support of the highest needs of the community in any given year.

Examples of Impact

  • Over $4 million in grants since 2002
  • $470,000 to give hope to people who are blind or visually impaired
  • $522,000 to create vibrant arts and culture
  • Launched the Peak Arts Prize in 2018
  • Created a nonprofit endowment building program

Leave a Legacy for the Community

If you want to explore ways that you can contribute toward the needs of this community, either through a bequest or direct gift, contact us. We can help you explore ways to find meaning in your gift.

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How to help

If you are reading this, you probably care deeply for this community. You may be asking yourself, “how can I leave a legacy for the community I love”? Good news, we can help you!

  • What do you love about this community?
  • Who do you want to help?
  • What are you most passionate about?
  • What are you personally grateful for?
  • Do you have a nonprofit you already love to support?
  • What do you hope for the future of our community?
  • Do you want to use your estate for charitable purpose?
  • What do you hope for your legacy?

To learn more about the Colorado Springs Community Trust contact Samuel Clark at 719-445-0605,
or email