We believe in you and we need you. That’s why during the COVID-19 global crisis, we’re intensifying our support of small businesses. We also recognize that these events have impacted our entire community, across all sectors. Therefore, this program is also available to nonprofit organizations.

Survive & Thrive COS provides recovery funding in the form of low-interest loans of up to $25,000, mentorship and other resources to support resiliency and continue building healthy businesses and nonprofits. Exponential Impact, in partnership with the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and various other community partners, businesses, and local investors have teamed up to offer immediate relief services.

Apply for Funding and Mentoring

Click here to apply for Survive & Thrive COS. Small businesses looking for support can apply for emergency relief funding of up to $25,000, and will receiving mentoring and resources as well. Companies not seeking loans that would still like mentoring support can apply here as well. Applications closed April 30th. 

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See Updates

Follow along here as we share updates on Survive & Thrive COS.

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Interested in Donating or Investing?

Support small businesses when you make a donation or investment to Exponential Impact — a 501(c)(3). 

100% of the fund dollars will to go to small businesses, and XI is not taking an administrative fee to run the program.  However, individuals can support these effort through donations to XI. Support from contributors like you allow Exponential Impact to run the Survive & Thrive COS program.

Donate or Invest in Small Business


Our mentors are committed to helping small businesses and nonprofits make informed decisions about their operations, save jobs to the greatest extent possible, and equip their mentees with the resources and skills to emerge from this crisis more resilient in preparation for future disasters.

Click below to learn more about expectations, process, and timeline for being a Survive & Thrive mentor, and then apply.

Become a Mentor

Access Resources

We’ve curated resources to provide more information to small business affected by COVID-19. How to receive funding and pivot strategies are among the resources we highlight.

Check out more resources

Thank You to the Survive & Thrive Fund Contributors

The Lane Foundation

Basis Partners

Bryan Construction

H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust

Colorado Springs Utilities

The Dakota Foundation

William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.

El Pomar Foundation

Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s “Foundation for Colorado Springs’ Future”

Community Impact Investment Fund of PPCF

ENT Fund of PPCF

Foundation of the Heart

Lyda Hill Philanthropy

National Christian Foundation

Nor’wood Development Group

Nunn Construction

Pikes Peak Business Recovery Fund of PPCF

Connie Schmidt Fund of PPCF

Scripps Howard Foundation

Karrie Combs

Martha D’Ambrosio

Andrew Davis

Dirk and Jeanie Draper

Stephanie and Kent Fortune

Jenifer B. Furda

Cynthia O. Goodwin

Nikki and Mark Herman

Lisa and Jay Jesse

Mike and Maureen Juran

Kristine Kasper

Julie Lafitte

Vincent Maffia

Cynthia Marvin

Zachary and Nikki McComsey

Jon and Becky Medved

Ingrid Skrehart

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Woodford