14 nonprofits to receive grants from Osteopathic Foundation

Fourteen local nonprofits will receive $150,000 in grants from the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation.

The nonprofits will provide access to health care, food, transportation, counseling, therapy and health education.

– UCCS Aging Center – $28,000 to support clinical services in their Integrated Behavioral Health and Medical Health Program

– CASA – $15,000 in program support for their dependency and neglect program

– Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center – $5,000 to provide scholarships for children with disabilities

– Community Partnership for Child Development – $10,000 to support two Therapeutic Preschool Classrooms

– Ecumenical Social Ministries – $15,000 to support their Mental Health Counseling Program

– Harbor House Collaborative – $5,000 for general operating support

– Mission Medical Clinic – $15,000 for general operating support

– Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation – $5,000 to help provide care for the uninsured at their Cripple Creek Urgent Care Clinic

– Pikes Peak Community Action Agency – $5,000 in program support for their Family Stabilization Services Program

– Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care – $5,000 in program support for patient financial assistance for disadvantaged patients

– Ronald McDonald House – $5,000 in general operating support for their programs

– Safe Passage – $10,000 in program support for Forensic Medical Services Program

– TESSA – $12,000 in program support for their counseling program

– TLC Pharmacy – $15,000 for general operating support


Doris Ralston, executive director and CEO of the foundation, said that Colorado Springs is fortunate to have a number of home grown, local nonprofit organizations that provide direct services and that partner with one another to provide these services to our community’s disadvantaged.

“National nonprofits are important, but usually are mostly focused on research and education, whereas, the local ones are in the trenches providing direct services,” she said.

For more information about the Foundation’s Community Grant program visit the Foundation’s website,  or call 635-9057.