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.

In 2014, the Caring for Colorado Board of Directors established the following targeted priorities for the foundation through 2015:

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: build health care capacity, strengthen systems of care, link people to care, promote prevention and special initiatives.  A description and examples of each priority area follows.

Build Health Care Capacity

Caring for Colorado works to build the capacity of Colorado’s health care system with the goal of improving access to care for underserved populations and people living in rural areas. View examples of our capacity grants.

Build Health Care Capacity

Strengthen Health Systems

Caring for Colorado works to create and strengthen systems of care so that people can receive comprehensive, high quality health care. Learn more about our systems grants in this section.

Strengthen Health Systems

Link People to Care

Caring for Colorado works to link people to health care, overcoming multiple barriers that may stand in the way. View examples of our linking grants and learn more about the organizations we support.

Link People to Care

Promote Prevention

Because prevention is vital to improving Colorado’s health and reducing health care costs, we work to support community-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. Learn more about the prevention programs we fund.

Promote Prevention

Special Initiatives

Caring for Colorado funds special, long term initiatives that address specific health issues with well-defined health outcomes as the goal. Our special funding initiatives are detailed in this section.

Special Initiatives