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Mission

To provide grants that target immediate health care needs and encourage healthy living.

Vision

El Paso and Teller Counties are the healthiest in Colorado.

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Values

Integrity

Conduct all aspects of our work with accountability and transparency

Innovation

Embrace risk by courageously advancing new ways to achieve our goals

Leadership

Serve as a leader and community health catalyst for change

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

The Foundation’s geographic scope is El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado.
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Equity Commitment

Equity is achieved when everyone has the same opportunity to reach their potential….when a person’s socially-determined circumstances have no bearing on their health.

We believe we have an obligation and a responsibility to help make this opportunity possible for everyone in the Pikes Peak region, regardless of their race/ethnicity, income, wealth, ability, sexuality, gender, faith and/or other differences.

Good health is impossible to achieve without equity. When all people have the same opportunity to achieve good health, everyone benefits.

Colorado Springs Health Foundation commits to addressing and reducing inequity through our grant-making, educational offerings and other work. As we integrate equity principles into our own work, we invite community partners and others to join us in this journey. Together, we will make progress toward a more just, equitable community for all.

History

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.

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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 & Staff

The Mayor of Colorado Springs nominates and the Colorado Springs City Council appoints the Board of Trustees. Current board members include:

Board of Trustees

Martha Barton
Kathy Boe
Jacob Pruitt
Mary Coleman
Jim Johnson
Erik Wallace, MD
Jon Medved
Mia Ramirez
Thayer Tutt

Staff

Cari Davis,
Executive Director
Jamie Brown,
Program Officer

Financial Information

The most recent Form 990 is available upon request and download the most recent audit report here:

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