Funding Opportunities

The Groundwork for Funding

We believe keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead Coloradans to better health. While there are countless drivers of health, racial injustice is the leading driver of health inequity for communities of color living on low income. That’s why we prioritize Coloradans of color and address the deepest, most historically entrenched inequities that affect health based on a person’s socioeconomic status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, country of origin and religion. 

Our work, and that which we expect of our partners, is rooted in three cornerstones:

  • Serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color;
  • Do everything with the intention to create health equity; and
  • Be informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Funding Types

We accept applications for our “Rapid Response” on a rolling basis. There is no deadline. We accept applications for our “Funding Opportunities” three times a year: Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15. View our funding calendar for a list of opportunities for the next three deadlines.  All applications for “Funding Opportunities” and “Rapid Response” must meet specific criteria, outlined in the links below. 

The Foundation also invests in communities through program-related investments and sponsorships.

Rapid Response Funding

We accept applications on a rolling basis (no specific deadline) for the following:

Before You Apply

We encourage you to follow these key steps before submitting an application: