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Pinnacol Assurance grants $256,000 to Colorado nonprofits

July 7, 2020
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Grants support initiatives in rehabilitative health services, employee safety and health, and economic vitality and workforce development.

DENVER— July 7, 2020 — Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurance insurer, has awarded grants totaling $256,000 to 8 Colorado nonprofits in the first of two grantmaking cycles for 2020. These grants enable Pinnacol to extend its reach beyond typical workers’ compensation insurance functions to support programs that keep employees healthy, help injured workers get back to work after injury, and ensure that Colorado has a robust business climate and the workforce it needs.

“Our grant program is a powerful expression of our commitment to caring for the Colorado communities in which we live and work,” said Edie Sonn, Pinnacol’s vice president of communications and public affairs.“Now more than ever, we think it’s important to support initiatives that are foundational to our mission and improve safety and overall wellness for all of Colorado’s workers.”  

Listed within their grant categories, the recipients are:

Rehabilitative Health Services

The Chanda Plan Foundation

Craig Hospital Foundation

Employee Safety and Health

Colorado Restaurant Association Foundation

Economic Vitality and Workforce Development

Colorado Succeeds

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain  

Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

Funding to provide workforce development scholarships for students in Colorado’s rural communities and to provide scholarships to the following colleges:

·      Colorado Northwestern Community College (four scholarships)

·      Front Range Community College (four scholarships)

·      Lamar Community College (two scholarships)

·      Otero Junior College (two scholarships)

·      Pueblo Community College (six scholarships)

·      Trinidad State Junior College (four scholarships)

Pinnacol will conduct its next grant award cycle in early fall. Interested organizations can find more information at Pinnacol.com.

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