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 June 15 and Oct. 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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Criteria

Criteria

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 June 15, 2019 deadline:

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Patient Barriers: Tackle patient reported barriers to primary care access 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.

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.

Leadership Development: Cultivate diverse, adaptive leaders who prioritize health, exercise influence and work across boundaries to strengthen community connections and action so that people and institutions are equipped to address health inequities and work together to solve health challenges.

Responsive Grants Program funding available for our Oct. 15, 2019 deadline:

Maintain Healthy Bodies

Primary Care Workforce: Attract, recruit and retain a well-distributed primary care workforce continuum 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

Young Adult Resiliency: Young adults benefit from policies, practices and skill-building – in the school or workplace setting – that are culturally-responsive and support resiliency to foster healthy minds.