Caring for Colorado Foundation Grant

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Health Care for Children and Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 179672
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Caring for Colorado Foundation

10/06/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to Colorado nonprofits, agencies, and schools for programs in the areas of healthy children and youth, oral health, and mental health. The goal is to effectively address the health issues of underserved Coloradans. Funding is intended to ensure that every community has the health care infrastructure and support services necessary to meet the basic needs of its residents.

Healthy Children and Youth:
Caring for Colorado works to ensure all Colorado's children and youth have access to a high quality, integrated health system.

Mental Health:
Caring for Colorado works to ensure access to high quality integrated physical and behavioral health care.

Oral Health:
Caring for Colorado is dedicated to reducing dental disease in Colorado's children and expanding the oral health workforce to improve access to care for underserved populations.

Community Health:
Caring for Colorado is funding in this area to ensure every Colorado community has the health care infrastructure and support services necessary to meet the basic health, mental health and oral health needs of its residents.

Successful proposals must reflect the mission, vision, and values of the foundation, align with the foundation’s funding priorities and goals, and exhibit the following:

1. The project targets an underserved population. Caring for Colorado Foundation defines underserved populations as groups of individuals who have no, or inadequate, access to health services due to limited financial resources, lack of health insurance, geographic isolation, or language/cultural barriers.

2. There is documented community need for the proposed project. Priority will be given to agencies that document the community need for their project through community level health status data, population-based studies, and/or community surveys and are able to demonstrate how the proposed project does not duplicate existing efforts in the community.

3. The proposed intervention is based on research-validated, best practices. Whenever possible applicants should utilize programs and practices that have shown consistent, positive outcomes in other communities.

4. The applicant has a proven track record of working with the target population. Caring for Colorado is most interested in working with agencies and organizations that are seen as credible, reliable and culturally competent by both the target population and other community service providers.

5. The project creates lasting or sustainable change in individuals or the community and applicants can measure and demonstrate that change.

The Foundation will consider grant awards to organizations whose services benefit Colorado and are:
- Charitable nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt classification from the Internal Revenue Service; or
- Tax-supported institutions, including state or local governments or schools.

Note that new or emerging organizations are permitted to apply through a tax-exempt organization acting as a fiscal agent. The most common type of fiscal agent arrangement is between a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and a non-tax exempt group. The fiscal agent has the ultimate authority and responsibility to see that the funds are used for the purpose intended; it cannot simply be a pass-through organization.

Not funded:
- For-profit entities
- Annual appeals or membership drives
- Financial support for political candidates
- Lobbying efforts
- Screening programs without a follow-up component
- Patient assistance funds that cover individual medical, dental or pharmaceutical costs
- Legal services
- Scholarships

Grant Application Deadlines:
Caring for Colorado Foundation has two annual grant deadlines: The first Friday in March and the first Friday in October.

The grant application is closed - the application will open in mid-August for the October 2017 deadline. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 29, 2017. The grant submission deadline is Friday, October 6, 2017.

You are encouraged to call a Program Officer at (720) 524-0770 before you apply for funding. During this call, you can discuss alignment with the foundation's funding priorities, request amounts, and any other questions you may have.

Proposal review takes approximately four months. Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.


Funding priorities:

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

Apply online:

Grants Manager
720-524-0770 1-800-463-7713

Caring for Colorado Foundation - Denver Office
4100 E. Mississippi Ave, Suite 605
Denver, Colorado 80246

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