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

Since that time, The Trust has worked closely with communities and nonprofit organizations in every county across the state to the improve health and well-being of Coloradans, 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. More recently, The Trust began a new strategy aimed at empowering resident-led initiatives to advance health equity at the community level. Please visit our Funding Areas section to learn more about our current efforts.

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 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.

Governance
The Colorado Trust is governed by nine trustees representing experience and leadership in Colorado’s health, policy, education, business, religion, finance and nonprofit communities. Trustees are elected by the existing board for three-year terms, with the possibility of serving up to three terms. Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, serves as President and CEO of The Colorado Trust.

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