Homeward Pikes Peak has a staff of one, with no outside help, except for Pikes Peak United Way's provision of space and phone, computer and payroll services. Homeward Pikes Peak is not a United Way Community Partner Agency and receives no direct funding from United Way. This is the paradigm by which HPP and PPUW have operated for ten years, and we are very appreciative of the support of PPUW.
Our major sources of funding are Concept Restaurants, which sponsors the Annual Gala and Golf Tournament, the City of Colorado Springs and the El Pomar, Edmondson and Daniels Foundations. Additionally, Homeward Pikes Peak is funded by up to a dozen donors with gifts ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. We also do a Board internal fundraiser, in which everyone participates.
The Board and the Executive Director readily acknowledge that the work we do would not be possible without the generosity of the above named organizations and the care they demonstrate for those less fortunate in our community.
Funding for programs like the Housing First and the Homeless Outreach Program is done separately, as explained earlier in this report, and our ancillary programs are never charged administrative fees.
Funding for the 2013 year is expected to be especially challenging, given the fact that we are bringing on two new programs from the former Harbor House Collaborative and many funders are still limiting us to one application per year. We will need to ask for a bit more from each funder to cover the added expenses. But, by the same token, we also feel that we are running these programs in a very efficient manner since we are saving the salary and fringes of an executive director and are affecting other administrative savings with the acquisition.
The coming year will be a challenge for Homeward Pikes Peak, but I believe that we thrive on challenges!