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Colorado Health Access Fund

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

The Denver Foundation
Mar 6, 2020

The Colorado Health Access Fund provides grants to increase access to behavioral healthcare and improve health outcomes for populations with high healthcare needs across the state.

Projects may fall under project/program support and capital improvements.

Focus areas include:

  • Education of those with high health needs, as well as their families and caregivers
  • Transitions in care
  • Innovation of care delivery
  • Improved access to care, particularly in rural communities

Individuals with high healthcare needs are defined as those who have an identified behavioral health issue and are a member of at least one of the populations that are known to be underserved:

  • Persons with multiple chronic or acute health conditions
  • Persons impacted by racial health disparities
  • Individuals enrolled in Health First Colorado
  • Persons who lack health insurance coverage or have significant barriers to accessing coverage
  • Persons who are experiencing homelessness
  • Persons who are justice-involved
  • Persons with a disability
  • Persons whose primary language is other than English

A video with additional information about the focus areas is available on the program website.


Grants will be awarded primarily to nonprofit organizations. Grants may be awarded to government agencies if they collaborate with a nonprofit organization.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000
Award floor: $50,000

Grants may be awarded for up to 2 consecutive years.

Application process

Links to application instructions, templates, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Registration for the web-based application is required, and the deadline to register is February 27, 2020. Organizations must anticipate and allow 48 hours for The Denver Foundation to approve their registration request.

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Capital funding · Criminal justice system · Health disparities · Health literacy · Housing and homelessness · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Minorities · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Uninsured and underinsured · Colorado

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