The Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s mission is to provide grants that target immediate health care needs and encourage healthy living.
Its vision is that El Paso and Teller Counties are the healthiest in Colorado.
Its values are:
- Integrity: Conduct all aspects of our work with accountability and transparency
- Stewardship: Optimize public assets with the diligence with which it has been entrusted
- Collaboration: Support innovative and collaborative approaches to solutions addressing community needs by partnering with others
- Innovation: Embrace risk by courageously advancing new ways to achieve our goals
- Leadership: Serve as a leader and community health catalyst for change
The Foundation’s geographic scope is El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado.
When the citizens of Colorado Springs voted to lease Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Health in 2012, they also decided to establish a foundation. This historic vote ensured that the proceeds of the lease would benefit the health and wellness of El Paso and Teller County residents for generations to come. The Colorado Springs Health Foundation was created to fulfill this responsibility. Each year, a percentage of the invested corpus is awarded in grants to qualified organizations focused on improving community health in El Paso and Teller Counties.
Board of Trustees
The Mayor of Colorado Springs nominates the Board of Trustees and the Colorado Springs City Council votes on the nominees. Current board members include:
- BJ Scott, Chair
- Jon Medved, Secretary
- Thayer Tutt, Treasurer
- Martha Barton
- Kathy Boe
- Debbie Chandler
- Lynette Crow-Iverson
- David Lord
- Mia Ramirez
- Cari Davis, Executive Director
- Jamie Brown, Program Officer
You can find the Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s most recent independent audit report here. The most recent Form 990 is available upon request.