Our Work

Our Approach

With optimism and dedication, we work to improve the lives of children and families in Colorado through collaboration, partnership, shared knowledge and grantmaking. We take a long-term view of our work as we seek to address root causes, promote prevention, improve systems and advance policy change.

Focus Areas

Caring for Colorado’s vision is that Colorado’s children and families are happy, healthy and thriving and our purpose is creating equity in health, well-being and opportunity for Colorado’s children and families. Given this, we focus our grantmaking in four primary areas. 



Strong & Resilient

Public Policy

Pueblo Grantmaking

The Sperry S. and Ella Graber Packard Fund is an endowed fund, created by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. This fund focuses on improving the lives of people in Pueblo and works to make Pueblo a strong and vibrant community.

Directed by Pueblo residents, this fund is responsive to community needs and priorities.


Caring for Colorado engages in collaborative initiatives focused on systems change to better the lives of children and families in our state.  Initiative funding is granted through an RFP process or by invitation only. 


Seeking a

Focus Areas