Funding Opportunity: Supporting Coloradans in Recovery through Peer Support Services

Funding Overview

This funding opportunity will support individuals in accessing peer support services as part of their recovery journey.

Proposed programs and/or projects must reflect the Foundation’s cornerstones, as our work is grounded in serving Coloradans who have 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. 

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

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

  • Alignment with the Foundation’s cornerstones that advance our efforts to bring health in reach for all Coloradans
  • Serve Coloradans age 18 and over
  • Demonstrate a need for peer support services for population being served

Preference will be given to organizations with programs/projects that:

  • Are trauma-informed and culturally and linguistically responsive to meet the needs of people in recovery and their families
  • Reflect one or more of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) four dimensions of recovery: home, health, purpose and community
  • Are recovery services designed to decrease the ways that stigma acts as a barrier to access and the recovery journey
  • Include a multi-generational approach to providing services and supports
  • Are evidence-informed and/or help to build the evidence

Examples of programs/projects considered for funding:

  • Peer mentoring or coaching
  • Peer and family resource navigation
  • Recovery group facilitation
  • Building community through peer social or support networks

We often partner with third-party evaluators, contractors and other organizations over the course of our work with applicants and grantees. Your application and its attachments may be shared with these individuals or entities during the review process and grant cycle. All third-party organizations partnering with the Foundation have signed a confidentiality agreement and will not use or share the information for purposes outside of the scope of work specific to the grant application or grant award. If you have any concerns or would like additional information, please email or call our senior director of Grantmaking Operations at 303-953-3600.

Funding Opportunity

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.

We encourage all applicants to sign up in our grants management system to confirm registration is complete at least a week in advance of submitting a grant application. Apply for funding by 5 p.m. MDT on Feb. 15, 2020.