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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.

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.

Investing at the Ground Level

July 2016

The 2015 John R. Moran, Jr. Grantee Leadership Awardee, Rural Resort Region Northwest Early Childhood Council.

Marshalling Resources to Address Historic Ills

July 2016

In an effort to help address the disproportionate health burdens of American Indians in Colorado, The Trust created an endowed chair at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado’s School of Public Health at Anschutz.

A New Vision for Community-Led Change

July 2016
Kristin Jones

The Colorado Trust took a dramatic shift in its direction in 2015, going directly to the communities most affected by these ills to ask questions rather than provide answers.

Fighting for a Place

July 2016

Colorado’s San Luis Valley is a place of rich agricultural landscapes between ragged peaks. It is a place with a cultural history all its own. It is also a place of intense poverty, where measures like income and life expectancy consistently lag behind other parts of the state.

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.

Burnishing a Sense of Pride

July 2016

Heather Nielson moved to town in 2009 to be near her husband’s family. He’s a truck driver and he’s gone a lot. She works taking care of their three-year-old son, and lately, has thrown herself into the job of remaking Dove Creek.

“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.

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