Economic Impact Survey of Nonprofits in the Pikes Peak Region

Nonprofits make an enormous impact on our community! In September 2012, CNE in partnership with Summit Economics and UCCS School of Public Affairs, launched an economic impact survey of nonprofits in the Pikes Peak region. This was the first comprehensive study of its kind in our region in 10 years. Our community leaders, both civic and business, make decisions with widespread implications for our quality of life and this survey will help inform them. It will also act as a tool for our nonprofit community- laying out our total employment, expenditure and revenues, and overall fiscal impact.

  • In 2011, $3.1 billion in revenues was generated by the nonprofit sector - an over 80% was new money to the region
  • The Nonprofit Sector in the Pikes Peak region employed close to 17,000 jobs in 2011
  • One in every 14 civilian workers in the region was employed by a nonprofit organization
  • $92 million in taxes were paid by employees in the sector


Additional key findings can be found here.
The full Economic Impact Survey Report will be available for purchase after the official release. Members can purchase for $35 and it will be available to Non-members for $50. Please contact CNE staff for more info.

Check out the Colorado Springs Independent's article on the survey here.
Read more from the article in the Colorado Springs Gazette here.
For more information on Social Return on Investment (SROI) click here.

Thank you to our generous partners and supporters:

     Chapman Trusts    Colorado Springs
Osteopathic Foundation    
Colorado Springs Convention &    
Visitors Bureau

El Pomar

Inasmuch Foundation


Discover Goodwill of Southern
& Western Colorado

Myron Stratton Home Nutrition Camp School

 Penrose-St. Francis
Health System

Pikes Peak
Community Foundation

Pikes Peak United Way 

United States
Olympic Committee
Young Life Woodford Foundation
Colorado Springs