Grants Awarded Fall 2021

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

Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $1.5 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 $1.5 million in grants to 23 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties. These grants addressed select social determinants of health, specifically housing, education, employment and economic stability.

These non-clinical social, economic or built environment factors play a significant role in the health of our community. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings model estimates that they are responsible for more than 40% of our health status as measured by length and quality of life.

“We recognize that health is driven by many factors, not just health care. This funding opportunity was a new opportunity to invest in areas that complement our regular funding focus areas with the goal of making an even bigger positive difference in the health of the Pikes Peak region,” said Thayer Tutt, board chair.


About Colorado Springs Health Foundation

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


Colorado Springs Health Foundation Grant Awards, October 2021
Select Social Determinants of Health Funding Opportunity
Organization Name Project Name Award Amount
Center for Employment Opportunities Transitional Jobs and Vocational Services for the Formerly Incarcerated  $   25,000
Cheyenne Village General Operating  $   25,000
Colorado Health Network, Inc. DBA Colorado AIDS Project Southern Colorado Health Network’s Transitional Housing Program  $   25,000
Community Partnership for Child Development General Operating  $   25,000
Community Works Program  $   15,000
Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 CCVSD Building Trades Mini-Factory  $ 150,000
Dream Centers of Colorado Springs Mary’s Home  $   25,000
Early Connections Learning Centers Increasing Access to High Quality Early Education for Children of Low-Income Families  $   25,000
Energy Resource Center ERC Home Repairs Fund – El Paso and Teller Counties  $   47,000
Fostering Hope Foundation Fostering Hope Supportive Housing Program  $   22,879
Homeward Pikes Peak Housing First Programs  $   25,000
Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families Early Childhood Employment and Opportunity Project $193,094
Minds Matter Colorado Minds Matter College Access Mentoring Program in Pikes Peak Region  $   10,000
Partners in Housing, Inc. Family Self-Sufficiency Program  $   25,000
Peak Education General Operating  $   50,000
Pikes Peak Library District Foundation Food Industry Training (FIT) Workforce Development Program  $   10,000
Pikes Peak Real Estate Foundation Workforce Housing Fund – Healthcare  $ 500,000
Pikes Peak United Way PPUW Family Success Center- Back to Work Program  $   90,000
Silver Key Senior Services Silver Key Senior Housing Pre-Development Assistance     100,000
Solid Rock Community Development Corporation Solid Rock CDC’s Community Investment Trust – “Moving from Owing to Owning” financing  $   50,000
Springs Rescue Mission Housing Solutions for People Experiencing Homelessness in Colorado Springs  $   25,000
The Place Housing Programs  $   25,000
The Thrive Network General Operating  $   10,000
Total $1,497,973


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