SPUR \sper\ (verb):
to incite to action
to accelerate growth or development
At Spur Philanthropy, we transform communities, inspire creative thinking and better people’s lives through collective foundation management and philanthropic advising.
The power in our approach lies in people working together for a greater purpose, leveraging a network of funders to partner on solution-oriented work. Our cutting-edge Social Investment Sourcing unlocks the potential of investable assets, solving complex community issues, and serving as the philanthropist’s boots-on-the ground impact partner.
Our clients move beyond the check by shaping the world around them through new areas of innovation. We are known by the contributions we make to the industry, our clients, and our community.
Our 50+ years of combined experience in philanthropy, including management of funds for high-impact projects, is driven by smart, strategic thinking and trusted relationships.
Ignited by a family legacy of educators and community leaders, Josh’s interest and
passion in positively impacting community and others’ lives was developed at an early
Kristen is a proud Colorado native with a deep passion for accelerating community-based small businesses and organizations…
Chief Relationship officer
Laura’s experiences growing up in the Middle East and Europe created a passion for philanthropy which she has pursued through…
Spur Philanthropy is a full-service philanthropic advisory serving as a partner for donor advised funds, wealth advisors, and philanthropists. We compliment financial expertise with the development of philanthropic profiles, initiating incorporation documents, strategic planning, next gen advising, board management and succession planning.
Whether you are starting a foundation or looking for a team to manage an existing one, Spur Philanthropy takes on the day-to-day workload so you can focus on the joy of giving. We streamline operations and administration, simplify the grant review and approval process, and serve as your boots on the ground with philanthropic partners.
While liquidity events can suddenly magnify wealth, they also produce unforeseen financial, tax, relational and legal challenges. Throughout the process, individuals need a team of experts to create customized strategies for you and your family. Spur Philanthropy can help navigate this complex process to ensure legacy and impact.
Corporate Giving Partner
We provide a comprehensive suite of expert guidance and administrative support tailored to your needs, so you can focus on what you know best – your business. By partnering with Spur Philanthropy, you can increase employee engagement, decrease your team’s philanthropic workload, and eliminate duplication across the organization.
4 E's to Excellent Philanthropy
What We Do
Spur Philanthropy’s personal approach provides our clients with a partner and roadmap to distinctive philanthropy and social impact.
The foundations we serve believe that together, our collective impact can change the landscape of philanthropy. Our role: to define and spur their legacies forward.
At Bloom Foundation, we believe in the power of action-oriented philanthropy to inspire a thriving community.
We build our legacy of giving at the GE Johnson Foundation by engaging in the communities where we live and work.
The Spur Philanthropy team works in partnership with the following organizations to transform our community.
Most Recent Project
The spirit of philanthropy has shifted to a collective approach that better accelerates change and drives authentic impact. Our portfolio reflects the collective impact our foundations have on making big change in our communities.
The 315 Collective
The 315 Collective is a group of philanthropic funders, led by the Lane Foundation, who came together to fund a Mission Related Investment (MRI), which is a place-based investment that is intended to create positive social change in the community, while also generating a financial return. The financial return allows the investor philanthropic organizations to increase their capacity to give back to the community.
The 315 Collective is located at 315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in east downtown Colorado Springs. One side of the building houses the investor group of philanthropic funders, and The Philanthropy Collective, a group of philanthropic organizations that have come together to create more effective philanthropy through collaboration. The other side of the building houses The Well, food and beverage hall, and community gathering space that funds the overall investment.
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