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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 Trust is dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive.

The Colorado Trust (often referred to simply as The 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 people and organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes in their communities. We provide funding and other resources so that all people have the power to make decisions that improve their lives and the lives of their neighbors.

The Trust believes local and statewide policies should have a positive impact on people’s well-being. We provide grants and support to organizations that advocate for policies that ensure all Coloradans live healthier lives.

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.


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.