Changing the Face of Health and Dental Care in Rural Colorado

"Most people don’t realize that oral disease is the number one reason children miss school."

Grantee Stories
Harvest Peace of Mind - Colon Cancer Testing in Rural Colorado

“We’re still hearing stories of the effect of the program on people’s recent decisions to talk to their doctor about colon cancer prevention," explained Linda Zittleman, MSPH and associate director of HPRN.

Grantee Stories
Making a Difference - The 18th Judicial Wellness Court

“The collaboration between the mental health treatment team and the judicial team makes a difference,” said DiMaria. “The combination of accountability and praise from the bench as participants complete the program’s six phases goes along way in increasing their self esteem.”

Grantee Stories
Uncompahgre Medical Clinic

“At UMC, we serve as the primary care office, urgent care, ER and dentist office for more than 2,500 people in rural southwest Colorado. We serve an area the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined with patients living in 10 different zip codes,” explained Steven Siegel, executive director of UMC.

Grantee Stories
Tri-County Heath Network Brings SKIPPY to Local School Children

"Outcomes show that children who have received four or more SKIPPY treatments reduced their cavities to near zero."

Grantee Stories
CODOC - Providing Care to Colorado Communities

“CFC’s latest grant made us smarter,” explained Megan McDonald, program manager of CO-DOC. “We learned what it will take from a technology standpoint as we move forward and continue to expand the program. We interacted more with our existing partners, improving those relationships.”

Grantee Stories

Grant Application Deadlines

Friday, March 3, 2017, 5PM

Friday, October 6, 2017, 5PM

The grant application for the October 7, 2016 deadline is now CLOSED. Visit the Grantseekers page for more infomation about future deadlines. 

Caring for Colorado News

LAUNCH  Together Grant Awards

Together with our seven funding partners, we are excited to announce four Colorado community agencies have been awarded LAUNCH Together implementation grants. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo, Denver’s Early Childhood Council, ECHO & Family Center Early Childhood Council and Chaffee County Early Childhood Council, and Jefferson Center for Mental Health, in partnership with community stakeholders, were each awarded up to $2 million to promote the social and emotional health and well-being of children and families. Read the full press release here.


SMILES Dental Project  Grant Awards

Caring for Colorado, together with our funding partner, the Colorado Health Foundation, are happy to announce grant awards for the SMILES Dental Project. The following organizations will recieve three years of funding to pilot test a new dental care delivery system in Colorado: Dental Aid, Salud Family Health, Tri-County Health Network, Summit Community Care Clinic and Mountain Family Health Center. Click here to read the full press release!


Celebrating 100 Million in Grantmaking!

Caring for Colorado has reached a historic milestone this year with $100 million in grantmaking dollar awarded since the inception of the foundation. As part of the celebration of the many years of great work by our grantee partners, we are creating videos to highlight some long term community partners. View short videos featuring La Puente Home, Inner City Health Center, Summit Community Care Clinic and Baby Bear Hugs.


New Report

  • Click here to view a new report regarding the Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care, produced by the Eugene S. Farley Health Policy Center.

  • Click here to view the 2015 Colorado Health Access Survey Report, produced by Colorado Health Institute.

  • Click here to view Without A Net, regarding the status of oral health care within the safety net, produced by Colorado Health Institute.

  • Click here to view Ten Years of Oral Health Grantmaking, a review of Caring for Colorado's efforts to improve oral health in Colorado.