Caring for Colorado’s funding priorities have been developed over the years through active community input. This is sought regularly at foundation-sponsored community meetings and in our work with health care partners throughout the state. We also shape our priorities by assessing critical health care needs and gaps facing Coloradans, while also working to align funding decisions with current efforts in health care reform.
These targeted areas fit within the foundation’s broad funding priorities that have been part of the foundation’s work since its inception in 2000. These broad priorities are: oral health, mental health, healthy children and youth and community health. Caring for Colorado also administers grants through the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo. A description of each priority is located to the right.