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The Independent

2014 Give! Guide

Give! is a year-end philanthropic initiative created to encourage everyone in the Pikes Peak Region to give back and get involved with local nonprofits, with a particular emphasis on catalyzing philanthropy from those 36 years and younger.

In 2014, Give! raised a record breaking $1,561,443 from 11,806 donations for 75 worthy nonprofits, while at the same time giving them access to matching grants, media exposure, and dozens of hands-on training opportunities from local and regional experts. Give! is a project of the Colorado Springs Independent, an alternative newsweekly, and is conducted under the fiscal sponsorship of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

The goals of the 2014 Give! campaign were three-fold:

  1. To encourage people who do not regularly give to donate time and money, with particular emphasis on getting those in their 20s and 30s to become philanthropists
  2. To educate our community about the important work performed by local nonprofits
  3. To provide a Pikes Peak Region-centric philanthropic platform that makes giving back to our community easy, enjoyable and effective