Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
501 South Cherry Street, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80246-1325
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
- Recreation, Sports, Youth Sports
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The Colorado Health Foundation supports health projects focused on improving health and healthcare for Colorado residents.
These funding opportunities are open for the June 15, 2023 grant deadline (each one is described more fully on the Foundaiton website):
Advancing Advocacy and Justice with Communities of Color
This opportunity aims to build power in the advocacy ecosystem with organizations led by or centered on people of color, and that are most critical and closest to the communities for whom health is furthest from reach. It will support both long-term movement-building and the ability of advocacy groups to act when high-leverage opportunities to influence more equitable policy solutions and civic reforms arise. The Foundation hopes to shift and elevate power and further strengthen a nimble, adaptive, diverse and durable advocacy ecosystem.
Funding to support a range of programs and/or projects identified by community members as necessary to address their own health challenges. As part of these proposed programs and/or projects identified, they require that organizations collaboratively work with community members to:
- Address a health challenge
- Develop and implement a solution
- Leverage existing strengths and resources
- Improve health equity
Infusing Equity into Built Environment for Better Health
Support for capital investments in the built environment – such as playgrounds, parks and outdoor spaces – across Colorado that allow children, youth and families to engage in physical activity more regularly. This funding opportunity prioritizes communities living on low income, communities of color and rural communities in Colorado.
Supporting Coloradans in Recovery Through Non-clinical Programs
This funding opportunity will support individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges in accessing culturally responsive non-clinical support services close to home that will make recovery possible. Through this funding opportunity, the Foundation is interested in strengthening non-clinical recovery support programs that focus on the community and purpose dimensions of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA's) model of recovery.
Supporting Healthy Minds and Youth Resiliency
Through this program, the Foundation will support youth of color and youth who identify as LGBTQ (age 12 - 18) as they explore and grow their resiliency through identity, agency and belonging.
Supporting Holistic, Culturally Responsive and Youth-driven Physical Well-being
This opportunity will support high-quality, high-impact youth programs or projects that advance physical well-being programming that is holistic, culturally responsive and informed or driven by youth and their families. This funding opportunity will help to elevate the assets of youth and their families, so they have the agency and self-determination to make decisions related to good physical well-being that pull from their cultural background and experiences.
Applications for rapid response funding do not have a deadline and are accepted on a rolling basis.
To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria, so please read the program descriptions carefully and contact the Foundation program officer if you have questions.
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies in Colorado and serving Colorado residents are eligible to apply.
Note from your Grant Gopher team: Funding focus areas can change from cycle to cycle. If a current funding round does not meet your needs, be sure to review it again in the future.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/4/2023
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