Building a Healthier Future for Colorado’s Children and Families
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We stand together with rural, urban and frontier communities to create programs, policies and systems that support the goal that every child in Colorado has love, stability, support and opportunity.
2022 Grantees Announced
We are happy to announce grants to 71 nonprofit organizations, totaling $3.5 million. The grants were awarded under Caring for Colorado’s 2022 statewide responsive grant cycle with the aim of advancing our long-term strategy to create programs, policies and systems that support every child in Colorado having love, stability, support and opportunity they need to thrive. Grants support nonprofit and community-based organizations across Colorado in four focus areas: Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Youth, Strong and Resilient Families and Public Policy Advocacy. Learn more and see the listing of grantees.
Young Artists Compete to Boost Vaccination Rates
A new and creative approach to continue to grow the vaccination rate among youth was recently launched and led by alumni of the La Raza Youth Leadership Institute. Together with support from Servicios de la Raza staff and volunteers, the youth hosted an art contest for youth ages 12-19 with the theme of motivating Latinx/Chican@ youth to receive their COVID vaccination. “Young people are the best messengers, they know the pulse of the community,” said Jenny Santos, a victim advocate for Servicios who has volunteered with the La Raza Youth Leadership Institute for 18 years. Read more.