June 22, 2022
FEATURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER
- $3.5 Million in Grants Announced
- 2021 Annual Report
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.
Applications were received from 256 nonprofits and 91 organizations were invited to move forward to part two of the application process. Caring for Colorado awarded grants following a thorough review of all applications by the Statewide Philanthropy Team, together with conducting 91 site visits – most in-person – in 28 counties.
“After two years of doing our work on Zoom, it was wonderful to reconnect with our partners in person to better understand the needs of children, youth and families post pandemic. Our recent travels have given us a greater appreciation for the unique issues facing Coloradans, as well as the resiliency of people in our state. We are grateful for our nonprofit partners and the work they do, day in and out, to rebuild and strengthen community as we recover from a global pandemic.” — Linda Reiner, President and CEO
Caring for Colorado 2021 Annual Report
We are pleased to share our 2021 Annual Report! In 2021, Caring for Colorado approved 409 grants to nonprofit organizations across all of Colorado’s 64 counties, totaling $17.8 million, more than double our typical annual grantmaking.
STATEWIDE GRANTMAKING –In this second year of advancing our long-term strategy, Caring for Colorado provided more than $6.3 million in grant funding to support nonprofit and community-based organizations across Colorado in four focus areas: Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Youth, Strong and Resilient Families and Public Policy Advocacy. Read more.
INITIATIVES – More than $10.6 million in grant funding supported Caring for Colorado initiatives providing continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing reproductive equity and meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of youth. Read more.
PUEBLO PLACE-BASED GRANTMAKING –$859,000 in funding was provided through the Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund for Pueblo to support the well-being and equitable opportunity for children, youth and their families, together with other community needs. Read more.
The foundation’s guiding principles and position statements became even more important cornerstones to our grantmaking decisions during this unusual and difficult year.
We are incredibly proud of our team’s commitment to learning and their ability to quickly adapt, and we are immensely grateful to our nonprofit and community partners for their dedication and skill in meeting increased needs. We believe that together, we can make it possible for every child in Colorado to have the love, stability, support and opportunity they need to thrive. Read the 2021 Annual Report.