Affordable Housing, Education, and Small Business Support

PERSONAL INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE

PROGRAM Mission

Empower low-income families to move towards long-term financial stability through first time homeownership, post-secondary education, and small business development.

Interested in Joining PIE?

Take the qualifying survey or learn more about attending an orientation. For immediate questions, contact Frances Zavala at 303.441.3998 or email pieprogram@bouldercounty.org.

How The Program Works

PIE participants enroll in financial education classes and gain access to a matched savings account (at a rate of 4-to-1) to strengthen their path to financial stability. PIE is provided in partnership with Community Action Programs of Boulder County.

PIE strengthens the path to financial stability for low-income families through matches savings and financial literacy classes.

Participants enroll in classes covering a range of topics related to financial literacy to help them develop good saving habits.

We engage the community to invest in families as they achieve their dream of homeownership, small business success, and financial stability.

Once participants save $1,000 (over a period of 6 to 30 months), they receive a 4-to-1 matched saving account to help them save more and build assets.

How The Program Works

PIE participants enroll in financial education classes and gain access to a matched savings account (at a rate of 4-to-1) to strengthen their path to financial stability. PIE is provided in partnership with Community Action Programs of Boulder County.

EDUCATION & FINANCIAL LITERACY
Participants enroll in classes covering a range of topics related to financial literacy to help them develop good saving habits.
IDA ACCOUNTS & MATCHING FUNDS
Once participants save $1,000 (over a period of 6 to 30 months), they receive a 4-to-1 matched saving account to help them save more and build assets.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
We engage the community to invest in families as they achieve their dream of homeownership, small business success, and financial stability.
Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE) program helps low-income families achieve financial stability through pursuing homeownership, education, and small business development.

Why Asset Building Matters

Asset building strengthens economic mobility and stability at the household level and creates a stronger, more resilient community. Individuals in the program can see beyond paying their bills month to month, and pursue their dreams while moving towards economic self-sufficiency.  

IMPACT AT A GLANCE

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Our Stories

Making Homeownership, Education, and Business Ownership More Accessible in Boulder and Broomfield Counites

Our PIE program is helping people save money for first-time homeownership, post-secondary education, and small business development.

May 12, 2021
Program Goals

OUR 2025 GOALS

Increase program enrollment to 135 participants in Boulder County and decrease barriers to success.

Expand into Adams County and increase footprint in Broomfield County by 80% 

SUPPORT The PIE Program

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Resources:

The PIE Blog
PIE Impact Report
PIE Program Brochure English
PIE Program Brochure in Spanish
Saving for Business
Saving for Secondary Education
Saving for Homeownership

Thank you to our 2022 local and federal funders:

Assets for Independence
Boulder County
Brett Family Foundation
City of Boulder
City and County of Broomfield
City of Longmont
Colorado Association of Realtors Foundation
Community Foundation Boulder County
Longmont Community Foundation

Community Partners:

Workforce Boulder County
Colorado SBDC
Educational Opportunity Center
Boulder County Housing and Financial Counseling
FirstBank

Referral Partners:

Amistad Center, Boulder County Head Start, Boulder County Housing & Human Services, Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Casa de la Esperanza, City and County of Broomfield, City of Boulder, Children, Youth and Families, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Family Self-Sufficiency, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, Longmont Housing Authority, Mental Health Partners, Outreach United Resource Center, Sister Carmen Community Center, The Inn Between of Longmont, Inc., Thistle Communities, Workforce Boulder County, YWCA of Boulder County.

For more information about the PIE program contact:

Rosemary Thompson, Program Manager,
Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE)
(303) 561-2106
rosemary.thompson@unitedwaydenver.org

Frances Zavala, Community Action Programs
(303) 441-3998
pieprogram@bouldercounty.org