December 2021

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2022 Main Funding Opportunity

CSHF recently opened its 2022 Main Funding Opportunity. Eligible applicants may apply for general operating, program/project or capital funding.  For details on eligibility, please see CSHF’s website.

All applicants must have a pre-application phone call with CSHF staff. You can schedule this call by using this Calendly link.

CSHF will host another virtual information session on the 2022 Main Funding Opportunity on Thursday, January 6, 9 – 10 a.m. This is optional and is not a substitute for the pre-application phone call. Click here to register.

Applications are due no later than noon on Thursday, January 27, Mountain Time.

Questions? Please reach out to CSHF at [email protected].


New Trustees

The Colorado Springs City Council recently appointed three new trustees to CSHF’s board: Curtis Brown, Kent Fortune and Annette Fryman. Their terms start on January 1, 2022, and they replace three outgoing, term-limited trustees: Kathy Boe, Jon Medved and Thayer Tutt. We welcome these new trustees to our organization and are grateful for their interest and willingness to serve.

The Mayor of Colorado Springs is responsible for nominating trustee candidates to the Colorado Springs City Council, which makes the final appointment decisions. Each trustee term is three years and trustees may serve up to three, three-year terms.

Twenty-four eligible candidates applied for the opportunity to serve, which is an indicator of strong civic engagement.

2022 By the Numbers

Total amount paid out in grants: $6.2million (a new high)
Total number of grants paid out: 116
Number of community education sessions: 9


What We’re Reading, Listening to or Viewing Now

New York Times, “Underdog No More, a Deaf Football Team Takes California by Storm” .

New York Times article, “Why Are More Black Kids Suicidal? A search for Answers”

PBS Newshour Segment, “How the Pandemic is Contributing to Alarming Rise in Opioid Overdose Deaths”

PBS Newshour Segment, “Prison Offers Little to Ease Domestic Violence Trauma. This Program Tries to Fill the Gaps

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