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Please review the information to learn more about our grantmaking principles, reporting and other processes.

Our Grantmaking Guiding Principles

CFC’s grantmaking program is rooted in our purpose of achieving equity, health and well-being for Colorado’s children and families. These principles guide our decisions.

We center the health and well-being of all children, youth and their families, and we prioritize resources and attention to children living in families with low incomes, children and youth of color, and children and youth who experience systemic injustice.

We center the voice and perspective of children, youth, families and caregivers and support efforts that seek, integrate, and respond to their insights and solutions.

We center organizations that are rooted in and trusted by the children, youth and communities they serve.

Our Grantmaking Philosophy

We recognize that the grantmaking process is an expression of our values and the primary way we build relationships and fulfill our role in the nonprofit sector. We acknowledge the role of power in grantmaking. We strive to minimize power dynamics and use our unique position to further our partners’ work in advancing equity in Colorado.

For Grantees

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Grants Database

Caring for Colorado has granted more than $120 million over two decades. Our grants database lists the entirety of the Foundation’s giving since 1999. Learn more about the grantees and the projects or programs funded. 

Recent Grants

Illuminate Colorado

Chosen Collaborative
Increase consistency in implementation of best practice approaches across Colorado in the identification of and response to newborns prenatally exposed to substances with an emphasis on frontier and rural communities.

La Cocina

Mil Dias de Amor
Provide services to Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers who are expecting a baby or raising a young child and experiencing mental health concerns through social support groups and parenting workshops.

Community Partnership for Child Development

Mental Health for Children in Family Child Care Homes
Expand capacity to provide mental health consultation in family childcare homes in order to support children’s positive social and emotional development.