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. 

Reproductive Health

The Colorado Collaborative for Reproductive Health Equity, supported by the Colorado Health Foundation and Caring for Colorado Foundation, is excited to announce the Contraceptive Access Change Package, a project that aims to build on the success of previous efforts in Colorado to improve access to comprehensive contraceptive services.

Reproductive Health

Mental Health

Caring for Colorado believes people and communities thrive when mental health and well-being is valued, prioritized and realized for all of Colorado’s residents. We support mental health equity and promote well-being in Colorado, with a focus on people who experience barriers.

Mental Health

Healthy Children and Youth

Caring for Colorado believes Colorado’s children and youth thrive when they have the resources and supports they need to begin and maintain a healthy developmental trajectory, from their youngest years and through adolescence. We work to invest in programs and policies that buffer negative impacts and build resilience for Colorado’s families.

Healthy Children and Youth

Community Health

Caring for Colorado believes that healthy Colorado communities are thriving communities. Access to health care and supportive services is a component of realizing community health and we are committed to supporting the health care services needed to meet the basic health needs of residents.

Community Health

Oral Health

Caring for Colorado believes communities thrive when oral health is valued as essential for lifelong health and well-being. Access to oral health care is an important part of any healthy community, and we promote equitable access to preventive and restorative oral health services for all Coloradans.

Oral Health

Adolescent Behavioral Health

Caring for Colorado is working to develop a strategy for promoting adolescent behavioral health through prevention and early intervention activities.

Adolescent Behavioral 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