Promoting Positive Parenting - Baby Bear Hugs

“We know babies aren’t born with instructions, and even if they were, those instructions would not fit your child or your circumstances.”

Grantee Stories
Expanding the Safety Net in Summit County - Summit Community Care Clinic

“Prior to coming to Summit County Community Care Clinic, I did not have health care. It’s such an incredible experience for me to be able to walk into a place like this and get affordable health care that matches my means.”

Grantee Stories
Bridging the Gap in Rural Health Care Access - La Puente Home

“Through most of La Puente’s history, families simply arrived at our door at a point of crisis. Now with our partnership with Caring for Colorado, we can go out into the community and begin to connect people to the services that they need.”

Grantee Stories
Serving Our Neighbors - Inner City Health Center

“The people that we serve come from all over. Your neighbors, my neighbors, they’re individuals, families, and most of them are really hardworking people but don’t make a living wage.”

Grantee Stories
Addressing Behavioral Health Through Integration - Denver Indian Health and Family Services

“Our providers are now able to do a warm hand off to the social workers…they end up peeling off all the different layers of the disparities they are trying to treat and it gets to the behavioral health need of the patient.”

Grantee Stories

Grant Application Deadlines

The Caring for Colorado application deadline recently passed. We will update with information about the next deadline in the coming months.
Visit the Grantseekers page to learn more about applying for a grant.



New Report   on Oral Health  Available

The Colorado Health Institute, with support from the Caring for Colorado Foundation and Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, developed a new report - Open Wide for Opportunity: Medicaid's Leadership in a New Vision of Oral Health for Colorado - to examine the evidence behind oral health strategies, what other states have pursued, and what it would take for Colorado to implement its own approach to improving health in Colorado.  

Learning and Impact Summaries

Learning from Caring for Colorado Foundation’s grantee partners is an important aspect of our evaluation approach. Read the Community Health, Healthy Children and Youth, Mental Health and Oral Health summaries to learn more about how CFC funding affected an array of communities and residents, help inform future grantmaking strategies, and add to our knowledge about specific health issues and community health needs. 

Latest News

April 17, 2019 - A Message from Caring for Colorado CEO - Today is a sad day for Colorado. Once again, our community has been traumatized and terrorized by the threat of gun violence directed toward our children. While I would like to think this is an isolated event, I know it is not. Our society continues to struggle with untreated mental illness, easy access to guns, violence, social isolation and trauma, all of which impact our children and communities. Read the full letter. 
Packard Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation announce 
The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo - Read the full press release.
Coming soon ... Later this spring, Caring for Colorado will announce a new funding opportunity to support youth mental health and well-being in schools across Colorado.  The Request for Proposals will be released later this summer with a grant deadline in the fall of 2019.  Sign up for our newsletter to receive more information in the coming months.