Main Funding Opportunity- Closed

This funding opportunity is closed. Please check back the end of November for the 2022 Main Funding Opportunity.

Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s mission is to make grants to target immediate health care needs and encourage healthy living in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado. To this end, the Foundation is pleased to offer a general funding opportunity to eligible organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties, Colorado. Requests must meet the eligibility criteria and fit one of the Foundation’s funding focus areas to be considered. Please read CSHF’s grant guidelines for specifics.

Grant Types Available:
• General Operating
• Program/Project
• Capital

Note: If your organization is interested in applying for capacity-building/technical assistance support (e.g. planning, professional development/training, evaluation), a separate funding opportunity is available.

Proposals with the following attributes will be considered more competitive:

  • Tight alignment with one of Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s funding focus areas
  • Significant experience and expertise related to the Foundation’s funding focus area(s)
  • Strong organizational governance and leadership and a track-record of making a positive impact
  • A diverse base of financial support for the organization and/or the project/program/initiative
  • Demonstrated need within the target population(s)
  • An understanding of how equity shapes the issue you aim to solve and the proposed solution(s)
  • An evidence-based approach, if one exists. If not, a promising practice or innovative approach
  • A method and plan for defining and measuring impact
  • High potential for significant, positive impact on community health, especially in areas and with communities that experience health inequities and disparities.

Grant Period

One year, though in special circumstances, a multiyear request may be considered.


Thursday, January 28, 2021, noon, Mountain Time.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

The application may be found on-line.

Grant award decisions are expected in April 2021.

Any potential applicant must speak with CSHF staff before submitting an application. Please schedule a phone call using this link. If you don’t have a call with CSHF staff in advance of the application deadline, your application will not be considered.

Questions? Contact Cari or Jamie at info@cshf.net

Questions? Contact Cari or Jamie at info@cshf.net