To ensure we are bringing health in reach for all Coloradans in communities across our state, the Foundation funds impactful work – including promising programs or projects, innovative ideas, policy advocacy – that aligns with our focus areas and cross-cutting efforts.
The Foundation make grants through our funding opportunities, responsive grants program and rapid response funding. Our grant funding is designed to offer flexibility to applicants seeking funding to support the work of their organization. Applications for our funding opportunities and responsive grant program are open for each grant deadline – Feb, 15, June 15 and Oct, 15 – while applications for rapid response funding are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about our funding types and our open funding.
Our funding opportunities focus on specific needs aligned with a particular priority within our focus areas. These vary for each funding deadline (Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15). Applicants will be required to address detailed criteria specific to that funding opportunity. Grant funding is highly competitive within the pool of applicants for each individual funding opportunity.
Our responsive grants program is for your best ideas that could help us achieve impact within our focus areas, but don’t fit with one of our funding opportunities. The program is intended to respond to an urgent community need; address emerging opportunities; test innovative approaches; or implement proven programs. Grant funding is highly competitive within the pool of applicants who apply for responsive grants in a funding cycle. At each funding deadline (Feb. 15, June 15, Oct. 15), we will identify specific objectives for our responsive grants program. These may change from deadline to deadline. Learn more.
Please Note: The Colorado Health Foundation transitioned to a new grants management system, called Fluxx, in spring 2018. All users, both former and new applicants, will need to create a new account when accessing the system for the first time.
To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria, so please read carefully and contact the program officer if you have questions.