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

Caring for Colorado Grant Deadline

Friday, February 7, 2020

Registration deadline - Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Visit the Grantseekers page to learn more about applying for a grant.



Strategic Planning Update

The Caring for Colorado Board of Directors recently approved a new vision, mission and strategic funding framework for our organization. Over the summer our board and staff will work to refine our funding framework and develop our strategies, priorities and learning objectives. Our new strategic plan will be announced in October 2019. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our strategic planning process.


Community Input Report

In 2018–2019, CFC embarked upon series of community conversations across to Colorado to inform the development of a new 2020–2025 Strategic Plan. These conversations, together with a statewide survey and a deep look at community- level health data, provided us with meaningful information about the changing health needs in our state. Our Community Input Report details the high-level themes of what we heard.


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

  • Celebrating 47 years of grantmaking in Pueblo, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation shared this photo essay looking back at some of the work the community, with thanks to the dedicated efforts of the organizations and leaders in Pueblo. Caring for Colorado is honored to continue this work through the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo, an endowment established with a $20 million one-time grant from the Packard Foundation to Caring for Colorado’s Centennial Fund. Read the full press release.