Initiatives 

Vaccine Equity

 

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.

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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.

NEW Funding Opportunity –
Accelerating Vaccine Equity for Colorado’s Youth

Now that access to COVID-19 vaccines has opened for adolescents age 12 and older, and as eligibility is expected to expand to include younger children this fall, we are committed to ensuring equitable access for youth to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Equity in information and access is a cornerstone for reduced transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Achieving COVID-19 vaccine equity for youth provides a path to promoting healthy child development and can support broad attendance and regular, stable engagement in in-person k-12 educational and post-secondary opportunities as well as enrichment and social activities.

Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity supports community-centered and trusted Colorado-based organizations to provide culturally relevant outreach, education, and support to children, youth and/or caregivers to ensure that those who face systemic barriers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Efforts targeting youth who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine (ages 12 and older), as well as those likely to become eligible for the vaccine will be considered (emergency authorization for younger ages is expected in late 2021/early 2022). Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 will be awarded to applicants from across Colorado.

Grant Deadline

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, by 5 pm

Before you apply – Learn more about this funding opportunity, including criteria for organizations eligible to apply and types of projects the fund will support. 

Register here for an informational webinar on Thursday, June 17, from 2 to 3 pm. The webinar will be recorded and posted to this website for later viewing.

When you apply – Please use Google Chrome as your browser when applying. Follow the directions on the online form to complete the application. Important note – You cannot save and edit your work while working on the application form. Use the Proposal Overview Template to write and edit your answers and then copy and paste each response into the corresponding section in the online form.

Please contact us – If you have questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact us at grants@caringforcolorado.org. Please state “Together We Protect” in the subject line.

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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