Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund supports organizations working in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to ensure that people who face systemic barriers have the most appropriate and accessible information about the COVID-19 vaccine and can access the vaccine through low-barrier opportunities.
Coloradans who live daily without access to critical services and opportunities due to race and/or their socioeconomic status have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Colorado. These same communities are likely to face increased challenges accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. Ensuring all individuals have access to the vaccine and achieving a high vaccination rate across all Colorado communities will be necessary to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and prevent widening disparities going forward.
Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund has awarded two rounds of grants to Colorado community-based organizations, working in partnership with state-contracted vaccine providers, to provide culturally relevant outreach, education, and support to ensure communities who face systemic barriers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of $4.2 million has been granted to 88 organizations across Colorado.
Read about the Together We Protect grantees awarded funding in the first round (April 2021).
Read about the Together We Protect grantees awarded funding in the second round (May 2021).
Together We Protect is a partnership of
and these Colorado foundations: