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The Colorado Trust Grants $3.34 Million in Advocacy Funding to 17 Organizations


Media Contact:  Julian Kesner, Director of Communications
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DENVER, COLO.The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $3.34 million to 17 organizations statewide to focus on health equity advocacy. The funds will allow grantees to grow as a field of health equity advocates, providing a stronger, more cohesive and effective voice for policy change.

“We know that public policy is a major driver of health inequities,” said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, president and CEO of The Colorado Trust. “The Trust is committed to supporting these organizations and the health equity advocacy field to have a lasting impact on health disparities.”

The 17 grantee organizations focus on issues ranging from community organizing to policy development to raising public awareness. The grants are part of a two-and-a-half year, $7.2 million funding strategy designed to advance health equity policy solutions. Grantees include:

  • Asian Pacific Development Center
  • Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials
  • Colorado Center on Law & Policy
  • Colorado Children’s Campaign
  • Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
  • Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
  • Colorado Fiscal Institute
  • Front Range Economic Strategy Center
  • Full Circle of Lake County
  • Grand County Rural Health Network
  • LiveWell Montrose Olathe
  • Northwest Colorado Health
  • Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
  • Revision International
  • Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Together Colorado
  • Tri-County Health Network

This funding marks the second phase within a field-building approach to advocacy and public policy grantmaking. The health equity advocacy grantees will play active roles in collaboratively shaping the field’s direction and efforts.

About The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a health foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. The Trust believes all Coloradans should have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income or where we live. The Trust focuses on policies and information related to advancing health equity, as well as projects that address health equity in partnership with communities throughout Colorado. For more information, visit


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