It's pretty simple. We love our community.
For more than 100 years, our job has been all about protecting the health and safety of people on their jobs. And that sense of caring extends to the communities where we live and work. We donate time, money and support through grants, sponsorships, our employee volunteer program and the Pinnacol Foundation's scholarship program.
Pinnacol Assurance and the Pinnacol Foundation will contribute over $1.4 million in scholarship, grant, sponsorship and membership funding this year.
We created our scholarship program to ensure that the children of injured workers have the opportunity to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Since we started in 2000, we've awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to over 450 students across Colorado.
Scholarships average $3,500 per student per year, and are to be used on tuition, fees and books at accredited colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.
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Our community investments program reflects the work we do as a company — keeping worksites safe, helping injured workers get back to work and stay healthy, and ensuring that Colorado has a prepared workforce and a strong economy. Our grant and sponsorship investments support nonprofits whose efforts align with these pillars.
Rehabilitative health services
Part of our job as a workers' comp insurer is making sure that people who have been injured on the job get the care they need to heal from or live with injuries. So an important piece of our community giving is support for organizations that provide rehabilitative care to those who are recovering from physical injuries or living with ongoing disabilities. These include:
Bonfils Blood Center
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Chanda Plan Foundation
National Sports Center for the Disabled
SCI Recovery Project
Safety, prevention and wellness services
A key focus of our business is keeping our policyholders' employees safe and healthy. We carry that over to our community, by supporting nonprofit organizations that promote worksite safety and wellness, such as:
American Heart Association
Carson J Spencer Foundation
Colorado Safety Association
Health Links (Colorado School of Public Health)
Hilltop Community Services
Economic vitality and workforce development
Our commitment to helping our policyholders thrive extends beyond providing workers' compensation coverage. It includes doing our part to promote a strong business climate for our state, and helping to ensure that Colorado businesses have the workforce they need to succeed. In addition to participating in more than 45 chambers of commerce and industry associations, we support numerous organizations dedicated to growing Colorado's economy and workforce, including:
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance
Colorado Innovation Network
Denver Public Schools
Mile High Youth Corps
Sedgwick County Economic Development
We will not support:
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability with respect to employment, volunteer participation or the provision of services
- Individual K-12 public and private schools
- Religious institutions (except hospitals and hospital foundations)
- Requests that solicit financial support for individuals, political candidates and political campaigns, or entities that are not nonprofit organizations
Additionally, Pinnacol seldom makes community investments in fundraising luncheons, dinners, galas, sporting events (walks, races, golf tournaments or similarly-structured events).
Our employees are passionate about serving others, both on and off the job. Through our corporate volunteer program, Pinnacol in Action, each employee is given 16 hours of paid volunteer time annually to help Colorado nonprofits, resulting in more than 60,000 volunteer hours over the past 13 years.
If you have questions about Pinnacol’s community investment programs, contact (303) 361-4789.