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In , the Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded the following grants:

Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $2.5 MM in grants to improve health in El Paso and Teller Counties

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $2.5 MM in grants to 40 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller County. These organizations address one or more of the Foundation’s funding focus areas:

  • Access to care for those in greatest need;
  • The workforce shortage of primary care and psychiatric providers;
  • Suicide prevention;
  • School-based efforts to improve child and family healthy eating and/or active living

These funding focus areas were developed based on the Foundation’s mission; local need; focus group and key stakeholder input; and evidence behind what drives the health of a community.

“This is a significant initial milestone for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation and our community. We are privileged to invest in so many excellent organizations that do the hard work of improving health every day, and we look forward to the impact that they will make using these funds,” said BJ Scott, board chair.


About Colorado Springs Health Foundation

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation was established in 2012 through the lease of Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health. The Foundation’s mission is to provide grants that target immediate healthcare needs and encourage healthy living.


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Approved Funded Partners by Funding Focus Area Initial Grant Cycle, June 2016:

Access to Care for Those in Greatest Need:

  • Amblicab
  • American Diabetes Association Ascending to Health Respite Care
  • Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation Centro de la Familia
  • Colo. Health Network, Inc. dba Colorado AIDS Project
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department, Community & Public Health Division Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Community Partnership for Child Development Dental Lifeline Network Colorado
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs Greccio Housing
  • Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center Open Bible Baptist Church/TLC Pharmacy
  • Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center Project Angel Heart
  • Prospect Home Care Hospice Regis University
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado Silver Key Senior Services
  • Special Kids Special Families Springs Recovery Connection Springs Rescue Mission TESSA
  • The Resource Exchange Tri-Lakes Cares


Primary Care and/or Psychiatric Workforce Development

  • Aspen Pointe
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Suicide Prevention

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention

School-Based Healthy Eating/Active Living for Children/Families

  • Academy School District 20 Atlas Preparatory School Colorado Springs Food Rescue Girls on the Run
  • Kids on Bikes
  • Landsharks Running Club
  • University of Colorado Denver’s Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

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