Funding Opportunities

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 and policy advocacy – that aligns with our focus areas and cross-cutting efforts.

We fund programs and projects that reflect our three cornerstones, which outline who we serve, how our work is informed and our intent to create health equity.

Available Funding for Feb. 2020

To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria, outlined in the options below. You can also view our funding calendar for a list of available funding. If you would like to see what the application looks like ahead of applying, review the sample standard application and rapid response application. Please contact a program officer if you have questions.

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Nurture Healthy Minds

Strengthen Community Health

Champion Health Equity

Funding Available for June 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Applications submitted in advance of grant deadlines (Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15) will not be reviewed until after the grant deadline has passed.

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Nurture Healthy Minds

Funding Types

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.

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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 designed for you to bring ideas that you believe will help improve challenges faced in the community you serve. We encourage exploration and experimentation with new approaches, innovation and breakthrough ideas. You might want to bring to your community a program which has been shown to be successful in other communities, or work on scaling up an existing program in your community that has solid evidence of success. There could be emerging opportunities in your community that make this the right time to start an innovative project or test a proven program in your specific context. Grant funding is highly competitive; organizations that apply for responsive grants program will have to compete across the pool of applications for the objectives outlined below. Learn more.

Our rapid response funding supports short-term advocacy initiatives. There is no deadline for rapid response grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more

Have questions? We’re here to talk through your ideas and encourage you to connect with us before applying for funding. If you don’t already work with a program officer, please reach out to us by email or by phone at 303-953-3600, and be sure to note the county you work in and area of interest.