The Colorado Trust's vision is to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018.
With our singularly focused vision, we are committed to working closely with many people across the state to see comprehensive, meaningful change that will mean:
- Every child will have a real opportunity to grow up healthy
- Colorado will have a healthy population that contributes to the prosperity of the state
- Affordable health care coverage will be available to all families and individuals
- Accessible, quality care will be the norm
- The health care system will deliver care that is responsive to the needs of all Coloradans.
Advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.
When the nonprofit PSL Health Care 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 new 10-year goal at the close of 2007 to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018.
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.
$326.9 million since inception (1985-2009)
$21.6 million to more than 218 grantees (2009)
A Trusted Resource
Research, evaluation and strong connections with hundreds of grantees in communities across the state enable us to address a wide range of health issues. Browse Trust publications and other resources.
President and CEO
Ned Calonge, MD
Christie McElhinney, Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, 303-539-3147
The Colorado Trust
1600 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
P 303-837-1200 or 888-847-9140 (toll free)