Ignite your impact through collective foundation management
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.
For general questions or to engage with us, contact Laura Blackburn, Chief Relationship Officer, at LBlackburn@spurphilanthropy.com.
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.
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.
City for Champions
The City for Champions (C4C) initiative is a collection of unique projects designed to attract new visitors to Colorado Springs and the surrounding region, building on the vitality of our community as a health destination and hub for sports and fitness. The projects included in the C4C initiative are The United State Olympic and Paralympic Museum, the Colorado Sports and Event Center, the Gateway Visitor Center, and The UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
Together, the City for Champions projects add dimension, energy and economic vitality to the Colorado Springs region.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College drives culture through their multidisciplinary art experiences. Our foundation partners joined together to fund the Fine Arts Center’s continued mission to foster big ideas through inspiration of fine art. As part of the newly formed alliance with Colorado College, the Fine Arts Center will continue to offer world-class art, Broadway-worthy theatre and arts education for all ages and abilities.
Peak Education was founded with the mission of preventing talent from being wasted. Initially conceived as a scholarship-based incentive program, over more than two decades Peak Education has evolved into a mentoring and college access organization that provides long-term engagement with students and families focused on developing college and career readiness, building students’ capacity for leadership, fostering full family engagement in their students’ journeys, and creating broad-based community connections. Today, Peak Education is on the move building new partnerships with school districts around the city of Colorado Springs and beyond.