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Committed to advancing the health and well-being of all Coloradans.

Rosa Maria Contreras and her daughter, Lizeth Ramirez, are residents of Olathe, Colo. Photo by Joe Mahoney / Special to The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive.

The Colorado Trust was established in 1985 as a private foundation, endowed with the proceeds of the sale of assets of the PSL Healthcare Corporation. More information on the creation and early years of the foundation can be found in A History of The Colorado Trust, a 2011 book authored by former Colorado Trust President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Moran, Jr.


We partner with organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes for people and communities. We provide funding and other resources to help every person living in Colorado have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

Our grants support organizations and efforts focused on direct services, policy advocacy, community building, public education and much more. We work side-by-side with grantees and community members to ensure grants are solution-based and effective.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

Our Values


We honor people, assume good intent, and do our best to reflect on our impact and cultivate relationships.


We intentionally engage the talents, knowledge and capabilities of our partners and staff, working together and supporting each other to realize mutual goals and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We pursue and celebrate diversity at all organizational levels, promote equitable policies, and are inclusive and welcoming of different perspectives in decision-making.


We courageously advance new ways to achieve our goals, while honoring experiences and making space for evaluation and strategic learning to direct our path.


We conduct all aspects of our work with honesty and consistent communication.


We manage our resources with integrity and diligence.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.