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Project Self-Sufficiency Receives 2016 BBB Torch Award for Ethics for Nonprofits

Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins began as a demonstration project through the Loveland Housing Authority in 1986 and currently has two offices within Larimer County, one in Loveland and the other in Fort Collins. The Executive Director, Tracy Mead, and her staff of 11 team members are proud of their holistic approach to empowering single moms and dads living in poverty to reach their goals of obtaining a degree and a well-paying job. Since 1986, Project Self-Sufficiency has served 1,149 single-parents and 2,165 children. To learn more about the organization, please visit

BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, a program of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust’s Center for Character Ethics, recognizes nonprofits that demonstrate exemplary organizational ethics as evaluated by the Six Trust! Principles and the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. An independent panel of judges selects the winners. 

About Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency’s mission is to assist low-income, single parents in their efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance while building and maintaining strong, healthy families. 

Like the Better Business Bureau’s TRUST principles, Project Self-Sufficiency has six values that define their work every day: 







About Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust

Better business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2015, the BBB institute reached more than 8,800 people via outreach and education programs.