The Pinon Project

A nonprofit organization

$11,444 raised by 68 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

Please join our vision to build stronger communities by supporting children and families in Montezuma and Dolores counties by providing strength-based, research-driven programs and services.


Dad started working towards his Nurturing Father's Certificate in September, 2019. Just under one year later he completed his 13th session. Reluctant participation was gradually replaced with the recognition that learning was possible when vulnerable emotionally and cognitively humble. Wanting the return of a son that had been removed from the home and placed in a residential setting served as added motivation. Dad gained momentum as the year progressed and by the end, he was excited to learn through other Pinon Programs supporting parenting. He and his family enrolled in the Strengthening Families Program where they were able to further develop their family culture and even enroll grandma. Dad's work acquiring the skills and attitude for self-care proved so positive that mom is dedicating herself to work through Nurturing Father's as well. Parental persistence has paid off with their son being returned home to be reunified with his 2 brothers. The family's continued involvement in Pinon programming will mean a vantage on the continued growth of both the parents and the children.


The Piñon Project Family Resource Center strengthens our community by providing comprehensive services for children and families.

Background Statement

Since its inception in 1994, The Piñon Project developed into a comprehensive Family Resource Center serving over 3000 children and families annually.

Our vision is to support children and families in building a better community. The guiding principles, on which The Piñon Project operates, include the beliefs that:

Every child in our community deserves to live a safe and healthy life.

All families should have access to the types of resources that can help them make the best decisions for their family.

Programs should affirm and strengthen racial and cultural identities.

Families and staff should work together in relationships built upon equality and trust.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Pinon Project

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Human Services

Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit, Colorado Enterprise Zone Credit


210 E. Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321


PO Box 1510
Cortez, CO 81321


300 N Elm St
Cortez, CO 81321

Service areas

Montezuma County, CO, US







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