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Grants to Colorado Non-Profits & Public Agencies for Efforts to Promote the Health of All Residents

Health Equity Advocacy Phase I Grants

Colorado Trust

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #139819

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Colorado non-profit organizations and government and public agencies that are engaged in projects and activities that aim to address the following areas related to promoting the health of all state citizens: (1) The systemic inequities in health rooted in differences such as race, ethnicity, income, and geography and utilizing policy as a lever to address these inequities; (2) The lack of awareness and understanding about health equity among the general public and policymakers; and (3) The need for better capacity, coordination, and collaboration among health equity advocates.

This funding is aimed at addressing these issues, and, in doing so, support the development and advancement of health equity policy solutions through advocacy efforts.

Applications for Phase I grants will be reviewed and assessed based on the degree to which the following criteria are met:
- Organizational interest and readiness to take action on health equity.
- Willingness to engage and prioritize a field focus.
- Willingness and readiness to strengthen your organization’s capacity.
- Willingness and readiness to collaborate with a variety of different types of organizations to advance health equity.
- Willingness and readiness to engage those most impacted and affected by health equity in organizational advocacy and policy work.
- Willingness and readiness to engage in capacity building and strengthen the knowledge and skills to effectively conduct health equity advocacy efforts at an organizational and collective field level.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In response to all Colorado Trust funding opportunities, the following types of organizations are eligible to apply for grants:
- Non-profit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are classified as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a);
- Independent sponsored projects of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization acting as a fiscal sponsor; and
- Government and public agencies.

When applying for funding from The Colorado Trust, indirect costs should not exceed 10%.

The Colorado Trust does not make grants for the following:
- Political campaigns or voter registration drives
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt

Pre-proposal Conference:

February 7th, 2014: Applicant Briefing – Routt County
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bud Werner Memorial Library – Library Hall
1289 Lincoln Avenue
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Pre-Application Information:

Submit applications to
Please include “Health Equity Advocacy” and the applicant organization name in the subject line of your email.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

The Trust anticipates selecting approximately 30 grantees.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $40,000

Term of Contract:

Six months (April 7, 2014 - September 30, 2014).

Contact Information:

For more information about how to apply for this grant program, please contact Scott Downes or Chris Armijo at: or

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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