BKD, LLP, the 10th largest CPA and advisory firm in the U.S., helps people and businesses realize their goals. Their more than 2,000 dedicated professionals offer solutions to clients in all 50 states and internationally. The BKD Foundation, which is the firm’s charitable arm, has raised and distributed $4.2 million in the past nine years to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation and the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust are private foundations, each formed as a perpetual entity in trust, that maintain endowments to fund charitable grants to public charities. The trustees and staff that administer the foundations also provide public stewardship through service to charitable organizations and causes. Though not limited geographically, most grants and public service are within Oklahoma and Colorado. Grants to human services and civic and community programs and projects are primarily focused in the areas of Tulsa and Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation’s vision is to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. To achieve this vision, we invest in grants and initiatives to health related nonprofits that encourage healthy living and increase the number of Coloradans with health insurance. We also work to ensure that Coloradans have access to quality, coordinated care as well as operating medical education programs to increase the health care workforce.
Colorado League of Charter Schools
The Colorado League of Charter Schools serves and supports existing Colorado charter schools and groups or individuals wishing to start a charter school in Colorado. The League has a commitment to both individual charter schools, as well as the movement as a whole.
The Daniels Fund honors the legacy of Bill Daniels, whose direction was “to support innovative education initiatives (such as charter schools, voucher programs and school adoptions) that tend to improve the private or public educational system or allow disadvantaged students an opportunity to succeed.”
El Pomar Foundation
El Pomar Foundation is one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling more than $550 million. El Pomar contributes over $25 million annually through grants and community stewardship programs to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives.
Gates Family Foundation
Gates Family Foundation invests in projects and organizations which have meaningful impact in Colorado primarily through capital grants and Foundation initiatives that enhance the quality of life for those living in, working in and visiting the state. The Foundation seeks to promote excellence, innovation and self-sufficiency in education, healthy lifestyles, community enrichment, connection to nature and stewardship of the state’s natural inheritance. The Foundation’s actions will remain consistent with the founders’ intentions and the principles of citizenship, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.
Inasmuch Foundation was established in 1982 for charitable, scientific, and educational projects primarily in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation supports select projects in Colorado Springs. The Foundation consistently provides funding and support to educational, health and human service, cultural, artistic, historical and environmental concerns.
Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation
The Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation was established as a private, multi-purpose foundation in 1987 to serve the greater Colorado Springs community. It works along side its nonprofit partners to: serve the needs of children, youth, the elderly and families; nourish the arts and education; and preserve the natural habitats and beauty of the Pikes Peak region and beyond.
Kids on Bikes
Established as a nonprofit organization in 2005, Kids on Bikes has provided over 580 bikes to children in the Pikes Peak Region. Recall your first bike and the freedom and confidence that it gave you. Our goal is that these bikes will provide that opportunity and be a motivating force for children to succeed. We seek to enable under-served children to experience the benefits, in freedom, self-confidence, and healthy lifestyle, of owning their first bicycle.
The Myron Stratton Home
The primary purpose of The Myron Stratton Home endowment is to maintain and operate residential facilities and services for the elderly poor of Colorado, primarily those from El Paso County. The secondary purpose of Stratton’s philanthropy is to be carried out through The Myron Stratton Home Grants Program. This support is provided through collaborative programs and direct grants that also serve the poor. Recipients are to be the elderly, children and their families.
Walton Family Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation pursues a philanthropic mission established by Sam and Helen Walton, and includes a focus on systematic reform in education, as well as a Charter School Initiative with both planning and start-up grant support.