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Community Resilience Initiatives

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These funding opportunities address The Colorado Trust’s strategic plan focus areas of food, housing, and mental and behavioral health.


In alignment with The Colorado Trust’s 2024-26 Strategic Plan, the Community Resilience Initiatives are three-year investments demonstrating the foundation’s belief in and commitment to the strengths, abilities and resiliency of Colorado communities. These seven grantmaking initiatives address the strategic plan’s three focus areas of food, housing, and mental and behavioral health, all of which emerged during the planning process as top priorities in communities across Colorado. This funding aims to bolster entities working to respond effectively to disruptions in communities resulting from economic downturns, social turbulence, public health crises, or a lack of coherent or effective public policy.

The Community Resilience Initiatives include seven (7) competitive grant initiatives:

  1. Sustaining Housing Solutions
  2. Diverse Approaches to Behavioral Health
  3. Expanding Access to Behavioral Health
  4. Accessing Healthy Foods
  5. Building Food Systems
  6. Capacity Building Assistance
  7. Policy and Advocacy

Important Dates

  • Jan. 16, 2024: Requests for proposals for the seven initiatives are released 
  • Feb. 1, 2024: Invitation to log into grants portal sent to registered organizations (please register your organization; this is required to apply for a grant) 
  • Feb. 9, 2024: You can now view and/or download the pre-application webinars below: 
  • Feb. 15, 2024: Organizations may begin submitting applications via The Colorado Trust’s grants portal 
  • Mar. 1, 2024: Deadline to register for The Colorado Trust’s grants portal (which is required to apply for a grant) 
  • Mar. 18, 2024: Deadline to submit application
  • May 31, 2024: Funding decisions made and announcements to applicants begin 
  • July 1, 2024 – Dec. 31, 2026: Grant period

Applying for a Community Resilience Initiatives Grant
The application period is now closed for the Community Resilience Initiatives. Funding notifications will begin May 31, 2024. For questions in the interim or more information, please visit The Colorado Trust’s Grant Resources page or email us. Updates to the CRI webpages will be made in the future as The Colorado Trust launches the funded initiatives and funded grantees begin their work.

Please find here the frequently asked questions document used to support the application process.


Robert Foley

Grants Program Director

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