Local Grantmaking

Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, Colorado is the birthplace of David Packard and the city where he spent a significant portion of his childhood. Once home to a thriving steel industry, Pueblo struggles to overcome challenges of generational poverty, high unemployment and a much higher poverty rate in comparison to other areas of Colorado. Many children and families in Pueblo face higher rates of food insecurity and teen pregnancy than others in the state and across the country.

Our Goals

We want our local communities, including Pueblo, to be strong and vibrant places where residents can access the resources and opportunities they need to stay well, thrive, explore and grow.

What We Fund

In Pueblo, we are open to a wide range of agencies, projects and programs that enhance the lives of Pueblo’s children, and families and the community as a whole. While we don’t limit the number of issues that we consider within the context of community, we always ensure that the work complements or supports the issues our founders cared most about – the environment, children and family support, and access to reproductive health.

Our Approach

Funding in Pueblo, Colorado has a 40-year history of broad-based community support and we involve local leaders and citizens as advisors for grants. Whenever possible and prudent, we prefer to make grants over a two-year cycle. Our average grant size in Pueblo ranges between $20,000 – $50,000 over that term. We prioritize operational and program support rather than funding capital and infrastructure, while striving to remain responsive to community needs. We also help to build local leadership, and work collectively with others toward community change. Grants are executed through a partnership with the Caring for Colorado Foundation. To learn more about the partnership please visit caringforcolorado.org.