The Piton Foundation is a private, operating foundation established in 1976 by Denver oil man Sam Gary. It is funded by the Gary Community Investment Company to develop and implement programs to
improve education, expand economic opportunities for families, and strengthen lower-income
communities. Read more
PITON/GARY COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PARTnER ON LAND PURCHASE AT RAIL STOP
The Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investment Company recently announced a $1.2 million loan to the Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) to help with the purchase of 9.4 acres at Smith Rd. and Colorado Blvd. in Northeast Park Hill to develop affordable housing and other assets to benefit the community. "This first invesment by Gary Community Investment Company is representative of our intention to augment the philanthropic strategy of Piton by using a set of investments and business development strategies that promise a brighter future for children living in the Denver low-income communities that we have been focused on for decades," said Sam Gary, founder of Piton and Gary Community Investment Co. Read more
February 21 announcement from sam gary
I want to share with you important news about The Piton Foundation and Gary Community Investment Company. Read more
TAX HELP COLORADO 2013 RESULTS: 9,200 LOW-INCOME TAXPAYERS RECEIVED $18.5 MILLION in refunds
During the 2013 tax season, Tax Help Colorado provided free tax preparation assistance to more than 9,200 individuals at 26 free tax sites located statewide. In addition, it processed 236 prior-year returns, bringing the total number of returns prepared to 9,444, which is a 35 percent increase over last year. Tax Help Colorado is a partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System that was created in 2007 to help alleviate the financial burden of commercial tax preparation on low wage earners. More than 400 IRS-certified students from 16 colleges helped Colorado families claim more than $18.5 million in refunds in 2013, including nearly $6.8 million from the Earned Income Tax Credit, and saved them $2 million in commercial tax preparation fees.
Piton Foundation receives Rev. Jim Chandler Community Recognition Award from MLK, Jr. Commission
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission recently honored The Piton Foundation with the Reverend Jim Chandler Community Recognition Award. Piton was selected for this award, which was presented to founders Sam and Nancy Gary, because of its longtime commitment to improving the lives of Colorado's children and families through programs such as the Tax Credits for Working Families Campaign and Tax Help Colorado. Click here for photos of Piton's participation in MLK, Jr. Week events.
Piton, U.S. Soccer Foundation Fund Soccer for Success
The Piton Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Soccer Foundation in funding "Soccer for Success" in Denver, an after-school program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and provides nutrition education and mentorship to children in at-risk communities. The $300,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, along with the matching funds being raised by Piton, will allow 1,200 at-risk youth in Denver and Aurora to participate in the program. Read more.