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 7, 2016, 5PM

Friday, March 3, 2017, 5PM

The grant application for the October 7, 2016 deadline is now available. Please note the deadline to register your organization in the new online system is September 16. Visit the Grantseekers page for more infomation. 

Caring for Colorado News


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 the Summit Community Care Clinic video here and the Inner City Health Center video here.


Safety  Net Initiative Phase  II Report

Caring for Colorado has invested in the safety net clinics across Colorado since our inception, including a dedicated two phase capacity building initiative beginning in 2012. As most of our grantee partners have wrapped up the implementation phase, we have released a report on some of the highlevel findings, lessons learned and impressive results. Read the report here for more information on the important work these Colorado safety net clinics have done and continue to do!



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.