Colorado Springs Health Foundation to Payout $8 Million in Grants in Next Three Years
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – The Colorado Springs Health Foundation plans to payout approximately $8 million in grants over the next three years. Interested and eligible organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties are now invited to apply for funds related to the Foundation’s four funding focus areas:
- expanding access to care for those in greatest need;
- addressing the primary care and psychiatric workforce shortage;
- preventing suicide; and
- Developing/expanding school‐based efforts to improve child/family healthy eating and 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.
“We are delighted to begin making grants dedicated to improving our community’s health. Focus group and key stakeholder input helped inform the funding focus areas that support our mission and build on evidence that drives the health of a community, “ said BJ Scott, Board Chair.
“When the citizens of Colorado Springs voted to lease Memorial to UC Health, they did so knowing that the proceeds of this transaction would establish a foundation to improve health In El Paso and Teller Counties. We are now in a position to begin making this mission a reality,” said Cari Davis, Executive Director.
Interested organizations may find detailed information on grant guidelines, eligibility criteria and the link to the application at www.cshf.net.
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.