Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE) Program

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Designed to help working, low-income families and individuals save money exclusively for first-time homeownership, post-secondary education, and small business development.

Celebrating its 16th Anniversary, PIE is a local savings program provided through Community Action Programs of Boulder County and Foothills United Way. The program was designed for low-income families to enroll in financial education classes and save through a matched savings account at a rate of 4 to 1.

PIE Program participants open Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), which are matched savings accounts, for home ownership, post-secondary education, and small business capitalization. PIE is the only IDA program in Boulder and Broomfield counties and one of only three in Colorado. The program provides a maximum match of $4,000 toward the asset purchase of each program participant. Participants in the program must save in the IDA/PIE Program for at least 6 months and may stay up to 30 months. During that time participants save a minimum of $33 per month, which must come from earned income. The savings are matched 4:1 up to $1,000 (with a $4,000 match). Participants also attend a series of 4 financial literacy classes and then an asset specific class related to their purchase goal.

PIE has a blog! Hear from PIE graduates how the program has helped them achieve their goals. 
Interested in becoming a PIE participant? The first step is to attend an orientation meeting with Nino Gallo at Community Action Programs of Boulder County.

For more information about the Personal Investment Enterprise program contact:

Rosemary Thompson, PIE Program Director
(303) 895-3412
Nino Gallo, Community Action Programs
(303) 441-3998

**PIE is a partnership between Foothills United Way and Boulder County Community Action Programs.