Grants

Community Impact Fund for Conservation


Conservation of the Pikes Peak Region

A new fund to PPCF, the Community Impact Fund for Conservation exists to increase the impact of charitable contributions for stewardship, education, preservation, and conservation in the Pikes Peak Region. The intent is to pool resources and leverage dollars from multiple funding sources to realize impactful grant making within the conservation and philanthropic communities.

History and Funding Focus

Community Impact Fund for Conservation


Today, we are guided by our founders’ intentions, and the objectives of current fund holders. What we hear is an echo from the past – today’s citizen philanthropists believe they can have greater impact when they invest together. We agree. Many funders, nonprofits, public and private sector leaders have learned that by pooling investments they can inspire efficiency, collaboration and systemic change and communities can raise the bar for the overall wellbeing of their citizens.

The Community Impact Fund for Conservation is anchored and inspired by the original Pikes Peak Conservation Fund at PPCF, established by Kathy Loo in 2000. From capacity building support for numerous organizations, to challenge grants for specific projects, the original Conservation Fund has granted over $550,000 for local access, restoration and conservation efforts.

The Goal


The goal is to grant at least $100,000 annually while building an endowment that will sustain grantmaking permanently. Funding decisions will be made collectively by the grantmaking council comprised of fund contributors. Grants are intended to be flexible enough to meet immediate needs and guided by strategic thought so as to inspire large transformative initiatives.

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If you have questions about the Community Impact Fund for Conservation, contact Mina Liebert at 719-445-0604, or email mliebert@ppcf.org