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Convening for Colorado

Convening for Colorado logoIn January 2012, The Colorado Trust implemented a two-year, $500,000 Convening for Colorado funding strategy. This grant program provided funding to 29 organizations across the state that brought stakeholders together to collaborate and advance the health and well-being of Coloradans. The Trust is no longer accepting Convening for Colorado applications. The Trust thanks its grantees and everyone who participated in the Convening for Colorado, and will share its evaluation of the program in 2014.

Convening for Colorado provided support to bring people together to discuss issues central to advancing the health and well-being of Coloradans. Convenings provided dedicated time for people to share information, learn from experts, personally engage and actively deliberate with the goal of tackling a tough challenge or taking advantage of a timely opportunity. Whether participants have shared or disparate views, are from diverse geographic regions or the same neighborhood, are from one sector or an array of occupations, a collaborative dialogue served as a powerful means to help achieve change.

Over the years, The Trust has learned that foundations often have a unique ability to convene stakeholders on neutral ground. While we have supported convenings on an ad hoc basis, Convening for Colorado took this idea to the next level by providing grant support on an ongoing basis.

Grantees: 2012 – 2013

GRANT AMOUNT: $500,000