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 October 2, 2015, 5PM

Friday March 4, 2016, 5PM

The online grant application for the October, 2015 deadline is now CLOSED. Visit the Grantseekers page for more infomation. 

Caring for Colorado News

SMILES Dental Project Phase I Grantees Selected

Caring for Colorado has selected six sites across the state to receive funding for the Phase I Planning Grant of SMILES Dental Project. Read the full details about this exciting investment here.


State Innovation Model (SIM) Request for Applications

The SIM project, a $65 million effort focused on integrating primary care and behavioral health, has released the RFA for a first cohort of primary care practices. The RFA is for primary care practices, including pediatrics, looking to work on practice transformation. The SIM project aligns with and supports Caring for Colorado's focus on integrated behavioral health care. The application for SIM is due October 26, 2015. To learn more and to view the complete RFA visit the SIM page within the University of Colorado website here.


Family Planning Initiative

Caring for Colorado is one of more than a dozen organizations who, together, have pledged nearly $2 million in temporary funding to help the Colorado Family Planning Initiative continue providing family planning services and access to the most effective contraceptives to women throughout Colorado. Read the full press release here.


Funding Opportunity

Caring for Colorado, in collaboration with six other Colorado-based foundations, is excited to announce the release of the Phase I Planning Grant RFP for LAUNCH Together. LAUNCH Together is inviting applications from Colorado communities interested in expanding evidence-based prevention and promotion practices and building coordinated systems to support the wellness of children prenatal through age 8 with a focus on behavioral health and social and emotional development. For more information and to begin an application, click here.

New Report

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

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

  • Click here to view the progress report on Phase I of Caring for Colorado's Safety Net Initiative

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