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. These cornerstones will help bring health in reach for all Coloradans by strengthening bodies, minds and communities in the fight against unfair and avoidable differences in health. 

Please Note: The Colorado Health Foundation transitioned to a new grants management system in spring 2018. We encourage all applicants to sign up in our grants management system before the grant deadline to confirm registration is complete in advance of submitting a grant application. Please use Google Chrome as your browser when accessing the grants management system.

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Open Funding

To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria, so please read carefully and contact the program officer if you have questions.

Champion Health Equity

Want to see upcoming funding? View our funding calendar to learn about funding that will open for our future grant deadlines.

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 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.

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.