Grants Awarded 2021

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

Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $3.9 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 $3.9 million in grants to 50 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties. Several of these grants are multiyear in nature. These grants address one or more of the Foundation’s funding focus areas:

  • Access to care for those in greatest need
  • Healthcare workforce shortage
  • Suicide prevention
  • Healthy environments
  • Trauma and resilience

These funding focus areas were developed and refined based on the Foundation’s mission, local needs, stakeholder input and insights, and the evidence behind what influences community health.

“As we enter our sixth year of grantmaking, we continue to assess the Pikes Peak region’s health needs and align our investments accordingly in order to have the greatest impact on community health. We value the work of the many organizations and individuals that work tirelessly to ensure that all El Paso and Teller County residents achieve their full health potential,” 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. More than $24 million in grants have been awarded since inception, and grantmaking started in 2016.


Colorado Springs Health Foundation, 2021 Main Funding Opportunity Grant Awards, April 2021


Organization Name


Project Name


Total Amount Awarded



Archway Housing & Services Inc. Healthy Eating, Active Living at Fountain Communities   $ 38,000  
Ballet Folklorico de Barajas General Operating   $ 4,000  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Youth Mentoring, Colorado Springs   $ 75,000  
Blackpackers Blackpackers   $ 9,700  
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado Strengthening Food Access in El Paso and Teller Counties   $ 150,000  
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region General Operating   $ 25,000  
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Partnering to Improve Client Health   $ 22,000  
Cheyenne Village Health and Safety Supplies   $ 15,000  
Colorado Mountain Club Youth Education Program-Title 1 Partnerships   $ 10,000  
Community of Caring New Approach to Complex, Multiple-Needs Clients   $ 435,986 3 year
Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region General Operating   $ 10,000  
DayBreak – An Adult Day Program Relocation Capital Campaign   $ 100,000  
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of COS General Operating   $ 5,000  
Dream Centers of Colorado Springs Women’s Clinic   $ 60,000  
Eastern Plains Community Pantry General Operating   $ 7,000  (ForSight) General Operating   $ 35,000  
Face It TOGETHER, Inc. Face It TOGETHER Colorado Springs   $ 75,000  
Fostering Hope Foundation General Operating   $ 85,000  
Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up Healing Trauma through Mental Health Supportive Services   $ 45,000  
Homeward Pikes Peak Harbor House Recovery Home   $ 50,000  
Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families Healing Trauma for Youth   $ 170,744  
Kidpower of Colorado General Operating Support   $ 20,000  
Kids on Bikes General Operating   $ 50,000  
Life Network Empowering Help, Healing and Hope through Collaboration   $ 9,600  
Manitou Springs Arts Council Capital Request   $ 50,000  
Manitou Springs School District 14 Building a Trauma-Informed School Community   $ 276,050 3 year
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates General Operating   $ 10,000  
Mercy’s Gate 2021 Medical Program Grant   $ 26,000  
Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado General Operating   $ 10,000  
Peak Vista Community Health Centers Advancing Health Equity through Customized Care Management for Vulnerable Populations   $ 300,000 2 year
Phoenix Multisport The Phoenix Colorado Spring’s recovery community building efforts   $ 49,278  
PikeRide General Operating   $ 75,000  
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention General Operating   $ 16,872  
Poetry Heals General Operating   $ 3,000  
Police Foundation of Colorado Springs Medical Trauma Kits for Colorado Springs Police Officers   $ 10,000  
Rocky Mountain Field Institute General Operating   $ 30,000  
Safe Passage Safe Passage Co-Located Facility Capital Campaign   $ 500,000  
Special Kids Special Families Medical Care and Services for Individuals with Disabilities   $ 30,000  
Springs Recovery Connection (fiscal sponsor of SCCOR) SCCOR   $ 5,000  
Springs Recovery Connection General Operating   $ 80,000  
StableStrides General Operating   $ 65,000  
Status: Code 4, Inc. First Responder Trauma Counseling – Neurofeedback System Upgrade   $ 13,200  
Teller Senior Coalition General Operating   $ 15,000  
TESSA General Operating – TESSA   $ 85,000  
The Place Comprehensive Healthcare Support Services to Homeless Youth   $ 45,000  
The Salvation Army Food/Nutrition programs in the Pikes Peak Region   $ 100,000  
The Trust for Public Land Parks, Trails, and Schoolyards – Outdoor Access for All in Southeast Colorado Springs   $ 325,000  
Ute Pass Regional Health Service District 24/7 Paramedic Advanced Care Team Expansion Program   $ 122,141  
We Fortify Working Fusion at Mill Street – programming   $ 130,000 2 year
Westside CARES Health Services   $ 13,500  

Total Grants Awarded (includes some multiyear)                                                $         3,892,071

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