Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $6 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 $6 million in grants to 52 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties. Many 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
- The workforce shortage of primary care or psychiatric providers
- Suicide prevention
- Healthy environments
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 community health.
“As we enter our third year of grantmaking, we continue to broaden our investment focus in order to have the greatest impact on community health improvement. We value the work of so many organizations that work tirelessly to ensure that all Pikes Peak region residents may experience the best health possible,” said BJ Scott, 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 $11.7 million in grants have been awarded or committed since inception, and grantmaking started in 2016.