Please note: Our physical office building is closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Questions? Contact us or reference our COVID-19 resource page.

Funding Opportunities

We understand many of our grantees, partners and other organizations across the state are affected by and responding to the pandemic. Please take a look at our FAQs for grantees and view other resources to learn more and find emergency funding.

The Groundwork for Funding

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 areascross-cutting efforts, and reflects our cornerstones

Our cornerstones – the first of which was updated to prioritize Coloradans of color – outline who we serve, how our work is informed and our intent to create health equity by strengthening bodies, minds and communities in the fight against unfair and avoidable differences in health. Learn more about how we aim to achieve health equity for and with Coloradans by pursuing racial justice through our strategic priorities.

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.

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Investment Available for August 2021

Equity Collective Initiative

We believe that communities have the inherent ability to identify and solve their own challenges when they are equipped with the decision-making power, infrastructure and financial capital to do so. Organizations led by people of color – who are deeply rooted in health equity and racial justice – have not historically been afforded the same access to resources to sustain their work and build power.  The Foundation’s Equity Collective Initiative will put these resources in the hands of organizations – that are led by people of color – to advance health equity and build power in community through approaches they determine on their own. The Initiative will provide one-time investment awards to selected organizations to develop their own approaches and long-term direction to drive health equity and racial justice work forward. 

Learn more about the Initiative. The deadline for organizations to submit their application for an investment award is 5 p.m. MT on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. 

Funding Available for October 2021

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

Champion Health Equity

Before applying for funding, we encourage you to connect with your program officer (find them under “Community Investment & Impact”) or if you’re unsure who yours is. We also ask that all applicants sign up for our grants portal to confirm registration is complete at least a week in advance of submitting a grant application.

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Funding Types

The Foundation invests in communities through our funding opportunities, rapid response fundingprogram-related investments and sponsorships. Applications for our funding opportunities are open for each grant deadline – Feb. 15, June 15 and Oct. 15 – while applications for rapid response funding and sponsorships are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about our funding types and our open funding.

Learn More:

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 advocacy rapid response funding supports short-term advocacy initiatives. There is no deadline for advocacy rapid response grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Note: We are not accepting applications for COVID-19-related or other non-advocacy activities and efforts through our advocacy rapid response funding. Learn more

Our program-related investments scale innovative solutions, leverage additional financial resources, and assist borrowers to address inequities. Learn more.

Our sponsorships support events aligned with our focus areas and cornerstones. There is no deadline for sponsorships. Applications are 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.