Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance has awarded grants totaling $45,000 to three Colorado nonprofits to help injured workers get back to work and stay healthy, and ensure that Colorado has a robust business climate and the workforce it needs.
The grant recipients are:
The Chanda Plan Foundation: A $10,000 one-year grant will improve the quality of life for individuals living with long-term physical disabilities. This grant will provide massage therapy to individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries and brain injuries as well as other physical disabilities.
American Heart Association (AHA): A $10,000 one-year grant will influence the wellness culture in a number of Colorado workplaces through AHA’s Healthy Food Environment program. This program supports human resource and workplace wellness program champions as they encourage employees to make better food and beverage choices at work.
Denver Public Schools Foundation: A $25,000 one-year grant will help students who will soon be entering the workforce stay safe on the job. Funding will underwrite the development of safety training program specifically for Denver Public School students participating in the district’s career and technical education programs, and provide Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) training and certification for students in those programs.
“Pinnacol’s community giving centers on three pillars: workplace safety, rehabilitative health and wellness, and economic vitality and workforce development,” explained Edie Sonn, vice president of public affairs and communications. “Our latest round of grants highlights two of those pillars, and is just the latest example of our deep commitment to the workers, businesses and economy of Colorado.”
In addition to the three new grants above, Pinnacol is also providing multi-year grant funding to four organizations — Bonfils Blood Center, Carson J. Spencer Foundation, Craig Hospital and Health Links Colorado.
Pinnacol will conduct its next grant award cycle this fall, and interested organizations will find more information at Pinnacol.com/community-relations. Organizations must submit a Letter of Inquiry by Friday, Aug. 26.