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Affordable Housing, Education and Small Business Support



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?

Contact Frances Zavala at 303.441.3998 or email pieprogram@bouldercounty.org.

To learn more, visit the Boulder County PIE page or view our brochure: English | Spanish

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.


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.  


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Our Stories

Celebrating Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week 2024
Helping small business owners achieve their dreams of growth
Making Homeownership, Education, and Business Ownership More Accessible in Boulder and Broomfield Counites

Each year during National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the volunteers who help us create change for families across Metro Denver.

April 22, 2024

We believe our communities are strongest when small, local businesses thrive. Through our Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE) program, we’re investing in small business owners, like Shellby, to support their dreams of growth.

May 15, 2023

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

May 12, 2021
Program 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% 


Invest in Mile High United Way’s community programs, like PIE.


The PIE Blog
Saving for Business
Saving for Secondary Education
Saving for Homeownership

Thank you to our 2023 funders:

Boulder County
City and County of Broomfield
City of Boulder
City of Longmont

Community Partners:

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

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

Frances Zavala, Community Action Programs
(303) 441-3998