Colorado Springs Health Foundation commits up to $500,000 to address COVID19
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently committed up to $500,000 to address COVID19-related health needs in the Pikes Peak region. The first $250,000 will be donated to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Funds that support El Paso and Teller County nonprofit organizations addressing the virus and its impact.
Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Funds allow individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations to pool their collective financial support during times of a declared emergency. The funds are a centralized, streamlined way to offer emergency assistance to affected local nonprofit organizations during a time of crisis. An advisory board of community stakeholders reviews the requests and distributes funds to assist with short-term response, mid-term recovery, and/or long-term rebuilding efforts. To learn more about the fund or to make a donation, go to www.ppcf.org .
Colorado Springs Health Foundation invites others to contribute to these funds, which are critical toward helping our local nonprofit community address the significant and increasing COVID19-related needs.
“The current and future impact of COVID19 is now beyond measure. As a community, we must come together to do everything in our power to help one another. Colorado Springs Health Foundation is honored and privileged to be able to make this commitment, and we hope others will join us,” said Debbie Chandler, CSHF Board Chair and CEO of Matthews-Vu Medical Group.
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 $17 million in grants have been awarded since inception, and grantmaking started in 2016.