Archive for April, 2019

Pikes Peak Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

  • April 29, 2019
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Pikes Peak Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Gary Butterworth, CEO Pikes Peak Community Foundation. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates Pikes Peak Community Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.”

Read the press release here.

Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive K-12 Schools: A New Call for Philanthropic Support

  • April 19, 2019
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In partnership with Gates Family Foundation and Rose Community Foundation, Colorado Association of Funders hosted a luncheon and conversation with Dr. Susan Eaton, Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University. Dr. Eaton sharted findings from her report:  “Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive K-12 Public Schools”, which identifies opportunities for funders to support school diversity and integration.

The Sillerman Center engages grantmakers interested in better understanding the causes, myriad harms, and potential cures for racial and socioeconomic segregation in the nation’s K-12 school systems.

Dr. Eaton was joined by 3 panelists driving forward work at the policy, systems, school, and community levels in Denver:

•Lisa Flores, a current Denver Public Schools board member

•Antwan Jefferson, an assistant professor in the department of Human Development and Family Relations & Urban Community Teacher Education at UC Denver.

•Andrew Lefkowits, the co-host and producer of the Integrated Schools Podcast

Packard Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation announce The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo

  • April 14, 2019
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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Caring for Colorado Foundation announced the creation of the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo, an endowment established with a $20 million, one-time grant to Caring for Colorado’s Centennial Fund. Caring for Colorado has managed local grantmaking for the Packard Foundation in Pueblo since 2016, and will direct the endowment, with a vision of supporting the people, organizations, and aspirations of Pueblo for decades to come.

Beginning in 2020, Caring for Colorado will fully manage the grantmaking process and award funding directly from The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo, named in honor of David Packard’s parents. Caring for Colorado has been hosting community forums throughout the state, including in Pueblo, to ensure that its overall work is guided by input from Coloradans.

 

Looking forward after a banner year for our network

  • April 11, 2019
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We’ve put the finishing touches on our year-in-review and hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on all we’ve accomplished together. It was a record-breaking year in 2018 and we couldn’t have done any of it without the generosity and support of our members.

We’re deeply grateful to our board, staff, volunteers and partners for their vision and leadership as we continue to

strengthen our ability to serve Colorado’s dynamic and diverse philanthropic sector with the aim of improving communities throughout the state.

We’d love to hear your feedback as we move forward with all of our exciting plans for enhancing the network this year.