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What's New

The Foundation’s board recently approved ten-year commitments that support collective impact initiatives focused on developing healthy schools and transforming the way health care is delivered and paid for in Colorado.  [Learn more]

The Foundation recently announced a 10-year commitment to transforming the way health care is delivered and paid for in Colorado through a state-wide collective impact initiative. [Learn more]

In early 2014, the Foundation announced refined goals and strategies and new funding and evaluation models within our three outcome areas of Healthy Living, Health Coverage and Health Care. The Foundation is now working toward specific goals to be met with partners and stakeholders across the state by 2023. In an effort to achieve our vision that Colorado be the healthiest state in the nation, read more below about how the changes are being implemented. 

Goals and Strategy Refinements
Throughout 2014 and 2015, the Foundation will transition from our previous goals and strategies to a refined approach that ensures a future state where our communities promote health and our health care systems deliver excellent, affordable care to Coloradans who both have and desire good health.

Based on research and informed by previous grantmaking and input from community partners, Foundation staff are developing specific program areas for each strategy.

Funding opportunities are now offered within each program area. A funding opportunity outlines criteria for funding decisions, eligibility and any related deadlines. It is important to note that open funding opportunities will vary by deadline, and information about the status of a funding opportunity will be available on our website in the timeliest manner possible.  

Grantmaking Approach Changes
Applicants now apply for funding through open funding opportunities of which they meet specific outlined criteria. See the new process outlined below through graphics.

How to Apply

The Foundation has three annual deadlines (Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15) to apply for grant funding, but not all funding opportunities are open each cycle. Funding opportunities vary in accordance with the program area needs. Read more about the new program areas.

Evaluation Model Changes
Over the years, our evaluation model has evolved. Our evaluation strategies now include a combination of tools and approaches, depending on what is most appropriate for a particular question. The choice of evaluation method is based on what will be most useful for providing us insight into the effectiveness of our work. This expanded model of evaluation is designed to support the Foundation and its partners in reaching our common goals of improving the health of all Coloradans. Read more.

Stay Informed
Stay informed about open funding opportunities and learn more about the Foundation’s 2023 goals:

  • If you are a current grantee, talk regularly with your assigned program officer.
  • Subscribe to receive regular emails from the Foundation.
  • Bookmark our website and visit regularly for updates and to stay informed.
  • Watch a recorded informational webinar: Achieving Our Vision: 2014 and Beyond to learn about how the Foundation’s goals, strategies, funding approach and evaluation model are shifting in an effort to achieve the vision of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. This webinar is open to any interested attendees, including current grantees and interested applicants.

Archived webinar (Thurs. 5/01/2014)  | PDF icon Presentation slides

If you have any questions, please contact our grants management department at 303.953.3600.

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