The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $2.5 million in grants to 40 organizations serving El Paso and Teller counties. These organizations 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 and psychiatric providers
  • Suicide prevention
  • School-based efforts to improve child and family healthy eating and/or 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, according to a news release.

“This is a significant initial milestone for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation and our community. We are privileged to invest in so many excellent organizations that do the hard work of improving health every day, and we look forward to the impact that they will make using these funds,” said BJ Scott, board chairwoman.

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 health care needs and encourage healthy living.

Access to Care for Those in Greatest Need:

  • Amblicab
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Ascending to Health Respite Care
  • Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado Foundation
  • Centro de la Familia
  • Colo. Health Network, Inc. dba Colorado AIDS Project
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department, Community & Public Health Division
  • Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Community Partnership for Child Development
  • Dental Lifeline Network Colorado
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs
  • Greccio Housing
  • Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center
  • Open Bible Baptist Church/TLC Pharmacy
  • Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Project Angel Heart
  • Prospect Home Care – Hospice
  • Regis University
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado
  • Silver Key Senior Services
  • Special Kids Special Families
  • Springs Recovery Connection
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • The Resource Exchange
  • Tri-Lakes Cares

Primary Care and/or Psychiatric Workforce Development

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  • Aspen Pointe
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers
  • UCCS

Suicide Prevention

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs
  • Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Colorado Springs
  • Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention

 School-Based Healthy Eating/Active Living for Children/Families

  • Academy School District 20
  • Atlas Preparatory School
  • Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Girls on the Run
  • Kids on Bikes
  • Landsharks Running Club
  • University of Colorado Denver’s Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center