About Us

The Colorado Trust is a health foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. To create health equity, we believe all Coloradans should have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income or where we live.

Mission

Advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.

Vision

All Coloradans have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income or where we live.

Values and Principles

To realize our mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado and to achieve our vision of health equity for all Coloradans, The Colorado Trust is committed to the values that lie at the core of our work:

  • Stewardship. Manage our resources with integrity and diligence to most effectively advance the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.
  • Collaboration. Engage the talents, knowledge and capabilities of our staff and partners, working together to realize mutual goals and achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Respect. Value differing views and the worth of others with empathy and an open mind. Earn respect with everyday actions that demonstrate professionalism, competence and a sense of equity.
  • Strategic Learning. Use evidence and learning in our work to improve outcomes.
  • Innovation. Embrace risks by courageously advancing new ways to achieve our goals.
  • Ethics. Conduct all aspects of our work with integrity and transparency.

History

When the nonprofit PSL Healthcare Corporation was sold to a for-profit organization in 1985, the proceeds of the sale were used to create a foundation dedicated exclusively to the health of the people of Colorado.

Since that time, The Colorado Trust has worked closely with nonprofit organizations in every county across the state to improve health and well-being, ranging from bringing 9-1-1 emergency medical care to 38 Colorado counties to helping foster the development of the state's second largest regional transportation district in the Roaring Fork Valley, and much more.

To build on these efforts and address growing needs to expand health coverage and improve and expand health care within Colorado, The Trust committed to a 10-year goal to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018. 

Governance

The Colorado Trust is governed by nine trustees representing experience and positions of leadership in health, policy, education, business, religion, finance and the nonprofit community. Trustees are elected by the existing board for an initial five-year term with the possibility of a second five-year term. Ned Calonge, MD, serves as President and CEO of The Colorado Trust.