105774894Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation has given grants totaling $150,000 to 11 local nonprofits to improve access to care, transportation, counseling, health education and advocacy for children.

The nonprofit organizations are:

Amblicab – $10,000

CASA – $50,000, the first year of a $50,000 per year three-year grant commitment

UCCS Center on Aging – $28,000, the last year of a $28,000 per year three-year grant commitment

Community Partnership for Child Development – $5,000

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Discover Goodwill – $5,000

Kidpower – $7,000

Mission Medical Clinic – $15,000

Prospect Home Care & Hospice, Inc. – $10,000

Safe Passage – $10,000

TESSA – $5,000

Tri-Lakes Cares – $5,000

“Colorado Springs is fortunate to have a number of ‘home grown’ nonprofit organizations that are in the trenches providing direct services to our community’s disadvantaged,” said Doris Ralston, executive director and CEO of the foundation. “Private nonprofit foundations are in the business of benefitting communities. Improving our nonprofit sector’s capacity to make a positive impact on the health of our community is the focus of the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation’s grant program.”

In addition, the Foundation provides tuition scholarships to selected Osteopathic medical students from Colorado–with the goal that the recipients will return to Colorado to practice medicine upon completion of their education and training to help decrease the state’s physician shortage.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.csof.org.