Infusing Equity into Built Environment for Better Health
Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Heath Foundation will provide capital grants
for built environment, such as playgrounds, parks, and
outdoor spaces in Colorado that allow children, youth,
and families to engage in physical activity more
regularly. Priority is given to communities living on low
income, communities of color, and rural communities.
Communities must engage in an
equity-centered, community-driven design process
(ECCD) that brings various participants together to
create outdoor spaces that reflect the community's
history, culture, and legacy.
Project elements may include:
- Fixed infrastructure: Funds can be used to purchase
non-movable tables and benches and tangible, immovable,
age-appropriate, outdoor play space equipment for diverse
age groups, as well as necessary associated surfacing.
- Playground markings: Funds can be used to support
costs associated with painting a play area and public
space with colorful, engaging and stimulating game and
activity patterns that encourage physical activity.
- Signage: Funds for signage must not exceed $2,500 and
can be used to purchase and install clear and
identifiable signage and information in and around the
public space to provide directions to the play spaces and
to encourage the use of the equipment.
- Activation: A total of $2,000 of the budget can be
used for promoting environmentally friendly materials and
events, including a one-time groundbreaking ceremony.
- Weather protection: Funds can be used to purchase
structures for sun, rain and snow protection, including
canopies and trees, to encourage intergenerational use
- Amenities: Funding for amenities will be considered
on a case by case basis. Funds can be used to build
bathrooms and water fountains; construct sidewalks as
needed so youth can bike or walk to the park or
Communities in Colorado are eligible to apply.
Amount of funding
Planning grants: Up to $25,000 to
support and engage in the ECCD process at varying levels
Shovel-ready projects: $250,000 -
Capital funding · Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · Physical activity · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Colorado
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