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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 the assets of 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 policy advocacy, community building, direct services, public education and much more. We work side-by-side with grantees and community members to ensure grants are solution-based and effective.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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


Manage our resources with integrity and diligence to most effectively advance the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.


Engage the talents, knowledge and capabilities of our staff and partners, working together to realize mutual goals and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Strategic Learning

Use evidence, evaluation and learning to support continuous evolution and improvement of our work to achieved successful outcomes.


Embrace risks by courageously advancing new ways to achieve our goals.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pursue diversity in all levels of our organization, inclusion in our decision making and equity in our policies. We work to address racism and other forms of oppression as well as poverty, education and other determinants of health.

Learn more about The Trust’s DEI efforts.


Conduct all aspects of our work with integrity and transparency.

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