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Pinnacol Assurance grants nearly $300,000 to Colorado nonprofits

June 11, 2021
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Grants support initiatives in economic vitality and workforce development, and rehabilitative health services.

DENVER — June 14, 2021 — Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, has awarded grants totaling almost $300,000 to 14 Colorado nonprofits in the first of two grantmaking cycles for 2021

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. 

This year, for the first time, in its economic vitality and workforce development grantmaking, Pinnacol gave the greatest consideration to organizations that are designed to create opportunity for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities. 

“Although Colorado’s economy is beginning to bounce back from the global pandemic, nonprofits that serve local communities need more support than ever,” says Edie Sonn, Pinnacol’s vice president of communications and public affairs. “Rising to meet that need, we also evolved our community grantmaking to reflect our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Grantees are as follows:

Economic Vitality and Workforce Development

Rehabilitative Health Services

  • Craig Hospital Foundation - Community reintegration program and financial support for patients in need (nationwide)
  • Goodwill of Colorado - IT training program for people with barriers to employment (El Paso County)
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