In order to help all Coloradans live their healthiest lives, we work closely with partners across the state to advance our critical policy advocacy goals which align with the Foundation's focus areas.
Our team identifies annual priorities and works alongside others to develop informed and engaged leaders, convene stakeholders to further a common agenda, conduct objective research and analysis and support advocacy organizations.
2019 Policy Agenda
- Advancing local policies that preserve and increase affordable housing stock in ways that address local needs, circumstances and inequities
- Advancing local policy approaches that improve resources for behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery in ways that address local needs, circumstances and inequities
- Advocating for local, state and federal policy changes that improve food security for all Coloradans
- Advocating for equitable access to participation in safety net programs addressing food security, housing affordability and primary care access
Advocating for Impact Grantee Convenings and Workshops
Advocacy is the act or process of influencing public policy. To help nonprofit organizations understand their opportunities to engage in various types of advocacy efforts and to have the tools to do so effectively, the Foundation is hosting a series of workshops that share insights into advocacy tactics that influence policy made across the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government.
The Foundation provides reliable, nonpartisan information on a variety of topics to inform public policy and advocacy efforts across the state. These educational efforts often take the form of briefs, regulatory comment letters, webinars and in-person convenings.