Our work focuses on communities experiencing the greatest inequities due to income, race and ethnicity, age, and geography, including those eligible for or enrolled in Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) or Child Health Plan Plus. We invest in work that advances health equity for Coloradans of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, and refugees.
The Foundation accepts proposals for funding by invitation. We are excited to learn about proposal ideas from the community that will get Colorado closer to more inclusive health care and whole-person health. Specifically, we are interested in funding proposals that respond to two key areas.
A Diverse Health Care Workforce. Building, expanding, and retaining a diverse health care workforce, inclusive of physicians, advanced practice providers, and allied health professionals, to provide high-quality, culturally responsive care for individuals living with lower incomes or those covered by Health First Colorado and CHP+. To us, the workforce is inclusive of all roles that make the delivery of health care possible – not just direct care providers.
Key Conditions that Affect Health. Supporting efforts that ensure individuals with lower incomes, including those enrolled in Health First Colorado or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) have access to safe and stable housing, safe and reliable transportation, and healthy and nutritious foods, all of which influence health outcomes.
Organizations invited to apply for funding must serve Colorado communities and must be one of the following:
- Tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
- Operating under a fiscal sponsorship agreement with a tax-exempt organization as the fiscal sponsor.
- Tax-supported like a school or local/state government
The Foundation does not fund sponsorships. Please contact Colorado Access here for sponsorship requests.
Because the Foundation is funded by Colorado Access, it will not be accepting donations or hosting fundraising events.