Upcoming Responsive Grants Program Funding

Funding Overview

Our responsive grants program is designed for you to propose your best ideas to achieve impact within one or more of our focus areas. The program is intended to respond to an urgent community need; address emerging opportunities; test innovative approaches or breakthrough ideas; or implement proven programs. At each funding deadline (Feb. 15, June 15, Oct. 15), we will identify specific objectives for our responsive grants program, which may change from deadline to deadline. Grant funding is highly competitive across all objectives open for the responsive grants program in a funding cycle. Organizations that apply for funding in the responsive grants program for this funding cycle will have to compete across the objectives outlined below. Note: the objective-level language in our responsive grants program is intentionally broad to encourage you to submit innovative ideas and approaches to the work.

For more information, see a list of definitions that describe our objectives in more detail.

Proposed program and/or projects must reflect the Foundation’s cornerstones, as our work is grounded in serving Coloradan’s who are low-income and historically have had less power or privilege, putting the creation of health equity at the center of everything we do, and being informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Please note: The funding displayed on this page is available for the Oct. 15, 2019 grant deadline. Applications for funding listed on this page are not currently available, unless otherwise noted here. If you have questions, we encourage you to connect with a program officer or reach out to us by email or phone at 303-953-3600.

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Have questions? Contact your Program Officer for more information.



To be considered for funding, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Align with the Foundation’s cornerstones that address who we serve, health equity and being community-informed
  • Meet the Foundation’s policies and guidelines
  • Meet at least one of the following objectives:

Responsive Grants Program funding available for our Oct. 15, 2019 deadline:

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Primary Care Workforce: Attract, recruit and retain a well-distributed primary care workforce continuum to meet patients' social, cultural and linguistic needs so that more Coloradans receive quality primary care that reflects who they are, what they need and is near where they live.

Nurture Healthy Minds

Young Adult Resiliency: Young adults benefit from policies, practices and skill-building that are culturally-responsive and support resiliency to foster healthy minds.

Strengthen Community Health

Housing Programs: Increase access to programs that deliver services to help maintain or increase affordable housing opportunities for low-income Coloradans.