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Grantee Stories

Stories play an important role in illuminating the work and accomplishments of our grantees, community teams and other partners. Stories below are specifically related to The Colorado Trust’s work, and may be filtered by funding initiative. To learn more about inequities and injustices faced by Coloradans, visit our Collective Colorado website, an online outlet for reliable, nonpartisan information about issues that impact the health and well-being of the people living in our state.

How To Save a Life

September 2018

Shocked by a series of unexpected deaths, the San Luis Valley town of Saguache is going deep in its search for answers.

Sometimes When We Lose, We Win

July 2018
Mia Ramirez

In the loss of a grant earmarked to revitalize a neighborhood park pavilion, the Hillside community of Colorado Springs has emerged stronger and more unified.

Fort Morgan Is Getting Together

March 2017

In a city remade by successive waves of immigrants, the local community is working to make its schools, neighborhoods and public spaces more welcoming for all.

Self-Determining Saguache

January 2017
Kristin Jones

The San Luis Valley town of Saguache, population 500, takes matters into its own hands.

“We Forgot to Believe.”

July 2016

Navigating the inconveniences and biases of life in an immigrant family in Colorado turned out to be good training for the current phase of Jessely Chaparro’s life.

Overlooked, But Not Powerless

July 2016

Ask Avondale residents for a wish list for their community, and you may hear things that sound a lot like basic political representation and public services.

Coverage Leaps, But Disparities Stick

July 2016

An astounding 93 percent of Coloradans had health insurance in 2015, according to the latest count by the Colorado Health Access Survey, up from 86 percent in 2013.

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