Funding community-based solutions

We invest locally. In 2022, we awarded $448,271 in grants to nonprofits that protect the health and safety of workers on the job, help injured Coloradans get back to work, and promote a robust business climate and a prepared workforce statewide. We place particular importance on supporting organizations that serve underrepresented groups.

Employee safety and health

  • HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley
  • Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Southern Colorado American Society
    of Safety Professionals
  • University of Colorado Foundation —
    Total Worker Health

Economic vitality and workforce development

  • Associated General Contractors of CO
  • Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Restaurant Association
  • Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Craig Hospital
  • Delta Eta Boule Foundation
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Easterseals Colorado
  • Emily Griffith Foundation
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges
  • Kids At Their Best, Inc.
  • Latino Leadership Institute
  • Mesa Youth Services
  • Mile High United Way
  • Open Door
  • Second Chance Center
  • Senior Hub
  • Southern Colorado American Society of Safety Professionals
  • University of Colorado Foundation — Occupational Medicine

Rehabilitative health

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
  • Easter Seals of Colorado
  • Home Builders Association Foundation

Responding to community needs in real-time

Many of our local communities faced hardship in 2022. Driven to help, Pinnacol donated $2,200 to efforts that support Ukraine, and volunteers helped Project C.U.R.E. pack and ship medical supplies and equipment to those directly impacted by the ongoing conflict. Pinnacol also donated $5,000 to the Colorado Healing Fund after the Club Q shooting.

Creating pathways for young people

Meet Naarai, talented Pinnacol apprentice turned full-time business development rep. She shares with the U.S. Senate how her apprenticeship experience has impacted her life.  

In 2022, we onboarded a sixth cohort of apprentices into our nationally recognized apprenticeship program. Built in partnership with CareerWise Colorado, Pinnacol’s program has received numerous awards for its ability to offer transformational opportunities to students while creating a pipeline of young trained talent. Its program is at the center of advocacy efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Building America program and JPMorgan Chase’s global skills readiness initiative to expand apprenticeship programs in Colorado and the nation.

Watch 2021 Pinnacol Senate Apprenticeship Testimony

Paying it forward

Through our annual employee giving program, Pinnacol team members donated a record-breaking $142,389 to Colorado nonprofits close to their hearts, from animal shelters to environmental stewardship and food pantries. Pinnacol matched their donations, making a total impact of $277,118 donated to local nonprofits in 2022.

Helping in a hybrid world

Even working in a hybrid environment couldn’t stop us from caring for our community. Through our employee-led volunteer program, Pinnacol in Action, we began volunteering in person again with organizations including Florence Crittenton Services, JWill Pink Village, the VA Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado and more. In total, we volunteered 876 hours in 2022.

Investing in equity and inclusion

With a continued commitment to fighting systemic racism and expanding opportunities for all, our DEI strategy showcases our board of directors’ commitment to equitable hiring and promotion practices. As members of Colorado Companies Uniting Against Racism, Colorado Inclusive Economy and Prosper Colorado, we publicly report our data on key hiring, promotion and supplier indicators. 

The next chapter in our journey to creating a culture of inclusion that deeply values differences is to launch a 2023 DEI strategic plan. The plan establishes specific outputs and metrics to measure progress between now and 2026 and ensure we keep moving forward.

When you care harder — you can actually feel the results.

According to the state of Colorado, for 8 consecutive years injured workers have rated Pinnacol the highest performing workers' comp carrier in the state.

Hear injured worker stories, in their own words.

Being good stewards

We care about the big picture and the small details. From keeping Coloradans safe on the job to putting money back into our customers’ businesses, maintaining our financial strength and keeping our stakeholder data safe, we’re ensuring Pinnacol can protect Colorado businesses and their employees today and in the future.
Largest workplace safety consulting team in Colorado
1 million Colorado workers protected
53,000+ businesses covered
4.2 out of 5: The highest injured worker satisfaction score in Colorado
$50 million in general dividends to put more money back into Colorado businesses