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Local Organizations

*These organizations in Colorado are organized in alphabetical order. Please note that some of these local organizations are part of national organizations (listed below) that may have offices in other areas of the country and the world.

Alpine Autism Center

We were the first treatment facility in the Pikes Peak Region for children diagnosed with Autism. We are a private, non-profit state-of-the-art treatment facility providing data-driven, evidence-based, individualized, one-to-one therapy utilizing the principles of ABA.

Arc, The

To promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the communities of the Pikes Peak region throughout their lifetimes.

Aspen Pointe

Aspen Pointe provides exceptional behavioral health care to our community one patient at a time.

BethHaven, Inc.

BethHaven provides a home for adults with mental illness.

Care and Share Food Bank

Fights hunger in Southern Colorado.

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict.

Catamount Institute

The Catamount Institute aims to develop ecological stewards through education and adventure.

Center for Non-Profit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence strengthens Southern Colorado’s nonprofit sector through leadership and resource development, advocacy and collaboration.

Cheyenne Village

Cheyenne Village serves adults with developmental disabilities.

Children's Literacy Center

Children’s Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring to elementary school children reading below grade level.

Citizen's Project

Citizens Project is a local grassroots nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization dedicated to defending and promoting equality, religious freedom, and respect for diversity–the principles on which our nation was founded.

Colorado Health Network

Colorado Health Network (CHN) is a statewide organization in Colorado, serving nearly 4,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those at risk, as well as other program specific populations.

Community Partnership Family Resource Center

In 1992 community leaders established the Community Partnership Family Resource Center (CPFRC) as an organization dedicated to providing needed programs for families and children, strong leadership, collaboration among similar agencies, and information sharing opportunities within Teller County.

Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region

At COPPeR, we invite residents and visitors to experience local arts & culture through a variety of channels:, the Peak Radar Picks weekly e-blast, Peak Radar Guides, easily accessible resources at our Walk-In Arts Information Space, festival outreach booths, and social media. We know that arts & culture make our community an exciting place to live, work, play, and visit.

Dream Center

Dream Centers are made possible through the people leveraging their resources and serving to see this city flourish. We collaborate, provide holistic care, and balance our motives of compassion and justice in order that broken lives may be restored to wholeness.

Fine Arts Center

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, built in 1936, grew out of and expanded on the mission of the esteemed Broadmoor Art Academy to become one of the only multi-discipline arts institutions in the nation.

Food Rescue

We provide food to shelters that serve the homeless, and hungry as well as low income elderly housing, working-poor families, and school food programs. We also provide food to special events for charities on occasion and provide some food to pay-what-you-can meals, and low income housing cooperatives.

Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope strives to reverse the bleak outcomes for foster children in our community who have suffered abuse and neglect.

HillSprings Academy

HillSprings Academy is a nonprofit, tuition based, half-day school (with a student-to-teacher ratio of no more than 4:1) for students in grades 1-8 who have learning differences.

Hip Hop Public Health

We are a 501(c)3 organization focused on closing the “engagement” gap between public health communication and urban life.

Homeward Pikes Peak

Since 2003, Homeward Pikes Peak (HPP) has been a joint collaboration between ourselves and the surrounding community who are interested in making an impact on those with substance addictions and chronic homelessness.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Founded in 1949, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a local, independent nonprofit, providing adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services.

Independence Center

The Independence Center is a local nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, and advocacy services for people with disabilities.


Kidpower International provides ongoing support to local centers through curriculum development, instructor training, permission to use and adapt programs and educational materials, and organizational management.

Kids on Bikes

Kids on Bikes mission is to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active and happy lives through biking.


Southern Colorado's NPR station.

Leadership Institute

The Colorado Springs Leadership Institute was formed in 1996 with the purpose of promoting the quality and quantity of leaders in our community. Our mission today remains the same -- to enhance local leadership through the development of personal, professional and civic knowledge.

Leadership Pikes Peak

Leadership Pikes Peak is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 under the name Citizens’ Goals for the Colorado Springs Community.

March of Dimes

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 1992 to give youth ages 16 to 24 a chance to earn an income and learn hands-on job skills while serving in their communities.

Myron Stratton Home

In his will, Winfield Scott Stratton left a legacy to provide for poor persons who are without means of support and who are physically unable by reason of old age, youth sickness or other infirmity to earn a livelihood. The Myron Stratton Home carries out his wishes by providing housing, programs, services, and grants to improve the quality of life of those less fortunate.

NAMI Colorado Springs

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.

Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

The mission of the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is to provide unique experiences in education, conservation and recreation that inspire responsible environmental stewardship.

One Nation Walking Together

One Nation Walking Together strives to make a positive impact in the lives of Native Americans. A people that are greatly underserved and misrepresented, ONWT is an organization about People helping People—not a cause. By addressing the specific needs of each community we serve, One Nation is able to be more than a “dump and run” charity. We deliver the basic necessities of life while uplifting the lives of the most impoverished people in our country.

Palmer Land Trust

Our mission is to guarantee that open lands remain a part of southeastern Colorado's heritage. Since our grassroots beginning in 1977, we have protected 103,000 acres of working farms and ranches, signature landscapes and scenic corridors, and public recreation open spaces in a 10-county region.

Partners in Housing

At Partners in Housing, our mission is to give homeless families with children the hope and opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency through supportive services and transitional housing. We can also serve a limited number of homeless adults without children.

Peak Education

Through life-enhancing experiences, students are motivated to graduate from high school within four years, enroll in and graduated from higher education programs, pursue fulfilling careers, and ultimately give back to the community.

Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Our mission is to develop and operate an innovative children’s museum serving the Pikes Peak region. We envision the museum as a dynamic place for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for lifelong learning.

Pillar Institute for Lifelong Learning

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering enrichment through lifelong learning. There is no age requirement for our exciting, life enriching, educational opportunities. PILLAR produces over 300 classes a year in the liberal arts and sciences. Three catalogs a year are produced. In addition, there are community lectures by community leaders, Living History portrayals, Reader's Theater performances, tours and trips.

Planned Parenthood

Information and resources covering sexual and reproductive health topics. Research on sexual health problems and directory of health centers in the US.

Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart was founded in 1991 to address major challenges facing Coloradans living with a life-threatening illness—getting the nutrition they need to get stronger and remain independent in their homes.


For 50 years, REACH has been at the forefront of providing supportive services designed to enhance the quality of life for the lower-income population of the Pikes Peak Region. Our self-sufficiency programs have expanded over the years to include emergency services, a long-term case intensive job skills/educational enhancement program, and two matched savings programs for self-sufficiency asset acquisition–one for adults and one for at-risk youths.

Resource Exchange

We serve people in communities throughout the region, with a mission to build independence for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS aims to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado (RMHC) lifts children and families in need to a better tomorrow.

See the Change USA

See The Change USA is an educational and charitable 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization committed to student advancement in Science & Engineering. This is accomplished through introducing physics in middle schools, paralleling what is already in existence internationally.

Silver Key Senior Services

Silver Key is committed to a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to serving the elderly and works closely with many private and public sector agencies and organizations. Silver Key is a significant partner in many community efforts to address issues that effect seniors including homelessness and poverty and is the host of two collaborative efforts; the Coalition to Address Abuse in Later Life, and the Extended Care Ethics Committee.

Sister Cities International

Colorado Springs Sister Cities International (CSSCI) is a group of dedicated individuals whose mission is to promote cultural, educational, humanitarian and economic relationships with cities throughout the world.

Space Foundation

The Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events.

Special Kids/Special Families

Special Kids Special Families is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)3 organization. SKSF was founded in 1998 to provide respite and care for children and adults with disabilities.

Springs Recovery Connection

SRC is all about organizing the recovery community to put a “face and voice” on recovery and to provide recovery support services to those seeking recovery. Its work is part of a national recovery advocacy movement whose vision is to provide people affected by substance use disorders with access to the support they need to achieve and maintain long-term recovery.

Springs Rescue Mission

The Springs Rescue Mission aims to see lives transformed and filled with hope as our community works together to fight homelessness, poverty and addiction.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Komen is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.

Teen Court

Restorative Justice for Teens by Teens is more than a slogan—it’s what we do. Over 200 teen volunteers work with their at-risk peers every year, hearing cases and determining appropriate ways to repair harm.

TESSA of Colorado Springs

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence.

Therapeutic Riding Center

The Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center offers an enjoyable and professional Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding program for children and adults ages 2 years and older in private and small groups for 30 minute or 60 minute lessons.

Trails and Open Space Coalition

The Trails and Open Space Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit created in 1987, and committed to preserving open space and parks and creating a network of trails, bikeways and greenways for the Pikes Peak region.

Woodland Aquatic Project

The Woodland Aquatic Project seeks to build a state-of-the-art, community-centric Aquatic Center within the city limits of Woodland Park to deliver a variety of recreational and wellness activities, and aquatic instructional, competitive, and safety programs.

Women's Resource Agency

The Women's Resource Agency aims to empower women and girls to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence.

World Affairs Council

The Council aims to create and sustain study, discussion, and public participation in international relations—in essence, non-partisan, grassroots education on world affairs.

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

The YMCA's commitment to improving lives through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility has been a powerful force in since it was founded in 1844.

Young Life

Young Life doesn't start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.

YWCA Pueblo

YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. YWCAs across the country live the mission by providing women of all ages with job training and financial literacy training, as well as support with childcare and access to housing- a comprehensive combination that supports successful employment and economic advancement.

National Organizations

*These organizations, located outside of Colorado, are organized in alphabetical order.

Adios Barbie

Since the dawn of the world wide web (or at least since 1998), has been the only site whose mission is to broaden the concepts of body image to include race, gender, LGBTQ, dis/ability, age, and size.

Advocate, The

The U.S. based national gay and lesbian news magazine.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

Audre Lorde Project, The

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Aunt Lute Press

Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women’s press based in San Francisco.

Bitch Media

Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

Brown Boi Project

The Brown Boi Project is a community of people working across race and gender to eradicate sexism, homophobia and transphobia and create healthy frameworks of masculinity and change.

Bust Magazine

Founded in 1993, the BUST brand is the groundbreaking, original women’s lifestyle magazine and website that is unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, influential young women.

Calyx Press

Calyx is a non-profit publisher of women's literature and art.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Our mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision makers in government, business, and civil society.


Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

Coro Fellows Program

The Coro Fellows Program uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.

Equality Now

Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls.

Everyday Feminism

Everyday Feminism aims to help people dismantle everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism and to create a world where self-determination and loving communities are social norms through compassionate activism.


An interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.

Feminist Press

The Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives.

Feminist Wire, The

The mission of The Feminist Wire is to provide socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally.

Feminist Women's Health Center

At the Feminist Women's Health Center, we have two goals: to provide outstanding, sensitive, and supportive reproductive health care services to all at our Cliff Valley Clinic AND to empower our community through educational initiatives while advocating for reproductive justice and reproductive rights in our Community Education & Advocacy. 

FRIDA: The Young Feminist Fund

The Young Feminist Fund is a the only youth-led fund that is dedicated to strengthening the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally.

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Gender Across Borders

Gender Across Borders (GAB) is an international feminist community where issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class are discussed and critically examined.

Girls Write Now

Founded in 1998, Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls.

Guerilla Feminism

Guerilla Feminism's mission is to empower feminists in the activism in their communities as well as globally.

Heifer International

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation builds upon the vision and values of four generations of the Luce family: broadening knowledge and encouraging the highest standards of service and leadership. 

Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.

Institute for Current World Affairs

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) identifies and cultivates rare potential by immersing promising young professionals in the study of a country, region, or globally important issue, positioning them to become leaders in their fields.

Just Detention International

Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

Lee & Low Books

The largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country.

Lilith Magazine

Independent, Jewish & frankly feminist since 1976, Lilith magazine charts Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, affection, subversion and style. 


LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. They implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide.

Media Education Foundation

The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.

Ms. Foundation for Women

At the Ms. Foundation, we work to bring attention to the real challenges facing women, especially women of color and low-income women who are living in poverty, working paycheck to paycheck or both.

Ms. Magazine

Ms. boasts the most extensive coverage of international women's issues of any magazine available in the United States.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

Fortune Magazine has described NARAL Pro-Choice America as one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.

National Organization for Women (NOW)

The National Organization for Women Foundation (“NOW Foundation”) is devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.

National Women's Law Center

The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families.

New York Women in Communications

New York Women in Communications, Inc. is the premier organization for communications professionals in the New York metropolitan area.

Out Magazine

A gay and lesbian perspective on style, entertainment, fashion, the arts, politics, culture, and the world at large.

Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Pro-Choice Public Educaction Project, The

PEP is a national reproductive justice organization that works to engage and inform organizations, young women, transgender and gender non-conforming young people, ages 16-25, especially those whose voices are not heard in spaces where sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed.


Provide works to make sure that women have access to abortion, especially those living in low-resource rural and Southern communities. Provide empowers and educates health and social service providers to be able to give the care and support women facing unintended pregnancy need. Our work is rooted in the on-the-ground realities of women’s lives and of the systems and resources that are available to them. It is guided by our conviction that everyone has a role to play in supporting women’s access to abortion.


Re:Gender works to end gender inequity, and discrimination against girls and women, by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action.

Rhodes Scholar Program

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future.

Second Story Press

Second Story Press was co-founded in 1988 by Margie Wolfe and three other women dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers.


Founded by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Soapbox hosts Feminist Camps; produces books, films, and curricula tools; and helps you find the right speaker for your campus or community events.

Step Up

Step Up propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.

Third Wave Fund

Third Wave Fund makes grants to youth-led gender justice organizations, with a focus on feminist, queer, and trans groups led by people of color and low-income communities.

Third Woman Press

Queer and Feminist of Color Publishing


TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners reconnect race, class and gender through "gender transformative" approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk communities, including those that are of color, LGBTQ, or low income. 

Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)

URGE envisions a world where all people have agency over their own bodies and relationships, and the power, knowledge, and tools to exercise that agency.

Urban Justice Center

For 30 years, the Urban Justice Center has served New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing.

Women's Media Center

The Women's Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media.

Women Make Movies

Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.

Zubaan Books

Zubaan is a leading independent publishing house based in New Delhi with a strong academic and general list. It was set up in 2003 as an imprint of India’s first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, and continues to publish books on, for, by and about women in South Asia.

Graduate School Program Guides

Artemis Guide to Women's Studies in the U.S.

Here you can link to most undergraduate and graduate women's studies programs in the U.S. Keep in mind that only programs with web sites will be listed. Over 223 programs are listed. 

Graduate Program Guide to Women's Studies

Smith College's site is broken down into separate sections: Ph.D. stand-alone programs, M.A. programs, and everything else (minors, certificates, concentrations).

International Women's Studies Programs

This source compiled by the University of Maryland is great for locating Women's Studies programs all over the world.