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.

Proposed program and/or projects must reflect the Foundation’s cornerstones. These outline who we serve, how our work is informed and our intent to create health equity.

Please note: The funding displayed on this page is available for the Feb. 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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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 Feb. 15, 2019 deadline:

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Primary Care Workforce: Attract, recruit and retain a well-distributed primary care workforce continuum (including upstream) to meet patient’s 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

Caregiver Resources: Ensure that formal, informal and familial caregivers have access to resources and supports that improves their skills to have strong and positive relationships with young children in Colorado – ages 0 to 6 – so that they have stable, responsive relationships with at least one caring adult.

Strengthen Community Health

Community Food Programs: Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of collaborative community-level efforts to reduce food insecurity so Coloradans have healthy food and won’t go hungry.

Food Program Participation: Increase participation in public food assistance programs among Coloradans who are eligible for them so they have healthy food and won’t go hungry.

Housing Financial Assistance: Increase Coloradans’ purchasing power for housing by improving and better targeting programs that provide financial assistance for renters and home-buyers to reduce the number of low-income Coloradans who spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing.

Champion Health Equity

Community Capacity: Support activities and resources that strengthen the community’s social capital and builds community to generate solutions that address their most pressing challenges.