Caring for Colorado’s funding priorities have been developed over the years through active community input. This is sought regularly at foundation-sponsored community meetings and in our work with health care partners throughout the state. We also shape our priorities by assessing critical health care needs and gaps facing Coloradans, while also working to align funding decisions with current efforts in health care reform.

These targeted areas fit within the foundation’s broad funding priorities that have been part of the foundation’s work since its inception in 2000.  These broad priorities are: oral health, mental health, healthy children and youth and community health. Caring for Colorado also administers grants through the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo.  A description of each priority is located to the right. 

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.

Healthy Children and Youth

Mental Health

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

Mental Health

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.

Oral Health

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.

Community Health

About the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo

Caring for Colorado Foundation serves as the administrator of the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo, a special fund of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation that supports non-profits working to strengthen the Pueblo community.

Pueblo Grantmaking