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2018 Healthy Community Fund (HCF) Grant

Grants to Pitkin County, Colorado Nonprofits
for Human Services and Health Care Needs

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Pitkin County

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07/31/17 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Pitkin County, Colorado nonprofits to meet a wide range of critical health and human service needs for people who live and/or work in the County. Funding will also be provided to nonprofits not working in health and human services that enrich the quality of life in Pitkin County, address community problems, and serve the community goals listed below.

Priority for funding will be given to projects and services that focus on the following:

- Protective and supportive services for children, youth, and families
- Helping at-risk youth connect to community programs and activities to help them succeed
- Support for victims of domestic violence and assault
- Care for the terminally ill and their families
- Programs that protect the quality of natural resources
- Mental health and substance abuse counseling and preventative services
- Working with developmentally disabled citizens and their families to enhance their ability to live independent lives
- Providing a variety of physical, social, and educational activities for seniors, including support for those who need one-on-one help to deal with the challenges of everyday life
- Preventive health services for lower-income families - such as immunizations, unintended pregnancy prevention, and family planning services - to avoid higher costs later.

Funding priority is given to programs specified in the ballot language. Secondary funding priority is given to requests that address the broader community goals (below) with an emphasis on human services.

Community Goals:

- Family and Youth Well Being: Promote the social, emotional, and economic well-being of families and youth.
- Physical Health: Promote the preventive, palliative, and primary health needs of individuals and families.
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention: Promote the psychological well being of individuals, provide treatment and promote prevention of substance abuse.
- The Well Being of Seniors: Provide a variety of physical, social, and educational activities for seniors.
- Cultural, Recreational, and Educational Treasures: Promote and optimize the quality of life for residents and employees in Pitkin County.
- Environmental Quality: Enhance and sustain the natural resources in Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork Valley.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173056

Term of Contract:

Partnership grants of 3 years, based on committee review, will be offered to both Community Nonprofits and Health and Human Services agencies, as well as annual grant funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to working together to strengthen the quality of life in Pitkin County are eligible to apply. These include:

- Health and Human Service Agencies* that provide a continuum of health care services including prevention, intervention, education and outreach programs, regardless of the client’s ability to pay, and
- Community Nonprofit Organizations** that address community problems, enrich the quality of life in Pitkin County and serve the Community Goals listed on the following page.

*Health and human service agencies are defined, in general, as programs addressing issues related to youth, family and senior well-being, physical health, mental health and substance abuse prevention.

**Community nonprofits are defined as programs that enhance and enrich community life, complement basic health and human services offered by additional needed services, and optimize efforts to improve and sustain the County’s natural resources.

Please Note: All applicants must be tax exempt under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The Healthy Community Fund provides general operating support for eligible nonprofit applicants.

Non-Eligible Organizations:

The Healthy Community Fund does not consider applications for funding in the following areas: capital projects, the arts (e.g. theater, art, music programs, etc.), day care, one-time sports events, or for grant-making foundations or organizations that distribute funds to recipients of their own selection.

Pre-Application Information:

Both Community Non-Profits (CNP) and Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies will be using the same application. HHS agencies requesting City of Aspen HHS funding will complete page two of the 2018 grant application.

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Applicants are required to submit two (2) copies of the application with all appendices. One copy will be submitted electronically and the second copy will be mailed or dropped off (see details in the Contact Information section below).

2018 Grant Cycle:

June 1, 2018: Grant applications available
July 31, 2018: Grant applications due
September / October: Grant application review
October / November: Funding recommendations presented to the Board of County Commissioners
December: Pitkin County budget approved
January: Grant contracts signed
January 31: Year-end performance measure reports due
By March 31: Grant checks mailed

Contact Information:

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

Submit one copy of the application electronically with the appendices attached to

Please mail (postmarked so that it arrives by August 1st) or drop off the second printed copy with all the appendices to:

Healthy Community Fund
0405 Castle Creek Road
Suite 103
Aspen, CO 81611

For more information, contact Lisa Yorker, Grant Coordinator, at 970-920-5179, or

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USA: Colorado: Pitkin County