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.