Funding & Opportunities in Colorado

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Caring for Colorado Foundation Grants
Funds projects in Colorado that improve or increase access to community health programs and services, especially projects that target underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Caring for Colorado Foundation
Colorado Boettcher Foundation Capital Grants
Awards capital grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities in Colorado working in the areas community enrichment, social services, and education.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Colorado Emergency Medical and Trauma Service (EMTS) Provider Grants
Offers funding to emergency medical and trauma service providers for ambulance/vehicles, communications, data collection, equipment, injury prevention, personnel, and recruitment and retention.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2015
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado EMS and Trauma Emergency Funds
Offers emergency one-time funds for EMS and trauma providers experiencing an unexpected emergency that seriously hampers the ability to provide services.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F)
Provides low-interest loans to support activities and businesses that improve access to healthy food retail and remove barriers that prevent Colorado's underserved populations from obtaining healthy food.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Colorado Health Foundation Grants
Grants to programs that work to increase healthy living, access to health care, and the number of Coloradans with health coverage.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Colorado, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Resource for Emergency Education And Trauma and Grants (CREATE)
Assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Community Facility Loans
Loans to help create and improve essential community facilities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)
Daniels Fund Grants
Offers grants to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, youth development, disabilities, homelessness, and education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Daniels Fund
El Pomar Foundation
Grant support to Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Environmental Infrastructure Loans
Loans to finance water and waste facility projects in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)
Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants
Provides support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the areas of arts and culture; education; well-being of children, youth, and families; parks and recreation; and community development.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Gates Family Foundation
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
Offers grants to projects that support community and social services, youth, health, seniors, education and civic and culture.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Kerr Foundation Grants
Provides grants in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and community service.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. They also accept proposals from the Washington, D.C. area.
Application Deadline: Jan 16, 2015
Sponsor: Kerr Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant program
Grants for projects that offer assistance to foster youth, elder populations, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 Western states.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
PeyBack Foundation Children and Youth Funding
Grants to programs that provide leadership; mentoring programs; after school or summer programs; or healthy living programs for children and youth.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2015
Sponsor: PeyBack Foundation
Rural Community Assistance Corporation Housing Loans
Offers loans to create, improve, or expand the supply of affordable housing for communities in the rural West.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 western states. See program website for details.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Programs
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, education, human services, arts and culture, civic responsibility, and environmental consciousness.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 States.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in Colorado

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
Funds organizations working in the areas of community development, education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment, and diversity.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: BBVA Compass
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Colorado Family Planning Services Grants
Grants to provide family planning services in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2013
Sponsor: Office of Population Affairs
Colorado Health Disparities Grant Program
Provides support for initiatives that address prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary diseases in underrepresented minority populations.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 20, 2014
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Health Equity Advocacy Grants (Phase I)
Awards funding to organizations to increase organizational capacity and create networks, with the ultimate goal of policy change and advocacy to address health equities and social challenges, including health inequities found in rural populations.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Trust
Colorado Health Professions Scholarship
Offers scholarship to certain health professions students who agree to practice in rural/underserved areas of Colorado upon completion of training.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Area Health Education Center
Colorado Health Service Corps Provider (CHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Rural Access to Emergency Devices Training Funds
Provides reimbursement for classes or courses that train first responders and community members in CPR/AED in rural areas of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Colorado Rural Health Seed Grants
Offers matching funds for projects or programs that provide healthcare services, education, linkages, and/or tools in rural Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 2, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Colorado Statewide/Regional System Improvement Funding
Offers funding for costs related to planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and improving the statewide EMS and trauma system in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)
Grants to encourage agricultural health and safety prevention/intervention, education, outreach, and research.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2014
Sponsor: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Kaiser Permanente Education Loan Repayment for Safety Net Clinic Support Staff Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to clinical support staff who who provide direct medical, dental, or behavioral healthcare at safety net sites in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Community Health Network
Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
Encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas.
Geographic coverage: Ohio, Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2014
Marva Jean Jackson Rural Community Health Scholarship Grants
Provides small grants to rural facilities and community groups to help pay for the training and/or education of local healthcare providers.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 2, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Supports health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases;screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2014
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
Demonstration is designed to test the feasibility and advisability of reasonable cost reimbursement for inpatient services to small rural hospitals.
Geographic coverage: Utah, South Dakota, Oregon, Nevada, Mississippi, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Maine, New England, Montana, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas and North Dakota
Application Deadline: Oct 14, 2010
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Service Area Competition Funding for Health Center Program - Additional Areas (AL, AZ, CA, CO, KY, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, PA, PR, TN, and TX)
Funding to provide comprehensive primary health care services to an underserved area or population.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2014
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 2)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 31 states
Application Deadline: Sep 13, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation
WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs that work to increase access to health care, increase health care quality, and reduce health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2014
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Yoneo Ono Rural Volunteer Award
Honors people who have made significant lifelong volunteer contributions to their rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 states
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2014
Sponsor: Rural Community Assistance Corporation (Western RCAC)