An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications, mostly in English, from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.Showing 10 of 211 results
April 2021
2020 Year in Review

The 2020 Year in Review includes a summary of The Colorado Trust’s activities, grantmaking and other support provided during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice protests that took place in Colorado and across the country. Other areas of the report include an overview of the shift in approach within the Community Partnerships strategy; the conclusion of the 7-year Health Equity Advocacy strategy; initial accomplishments by grantees within the Building and Bridging Power strategy; and more.

April 2021
Toward Health Equity in Colorado: Supporting Resiliency in the Health Equity Advocacy Field

This evaluation report describes the activities undertaken by members of the HEA Cohort to build resiliency in the health equity advocacy field as well as their respective organizations in 2020. It also offers reflections on what it takes to successfully engage and support equity-focused advocacy and field-building efforts.

September 2020
Centering Race in Health Equity Advocacy: 2020 Addendum

This addendum captures the 2019 racial equity capacity-building efforts of the Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) Cohort. It includes a rearticulation of the HEA Cohort’s vision and a multilevel framework for racial equity capacity building, followed by updated findings at each level of the framework. The paper concludes with some reflections about the HEA Cohort’s capacity-building efforts and how it supports efforts towards a more equitable Colorado.

August 2020
State of the Field: Findings from a 2020 Scan of Colorado’s Health Equity Advocacy Field

Based on surveys and interviews, this field scan report describes how the health equity advocacy field in Colorado has grown since 2017. It describes an increased priority in the state for focusing on health equity; a growing sense of connection to a vision for Colorado rooted in shared values around health equity; intentional partnerships across diverse sectors; and concrete examples of partners coming together in authentic ways under the umbrella of health equity advocacy that can make a difference for those in the state experiencing health inequities.

April 2020
Toward Health Equity in Colorado: Leveraging Collective Capacity for Health Equity Advocacy Field Building

This evaluation brief describes key field-building strategies, progress and learnings from work carried out by the Health Equity Advocacy Cohort from 2017 through 2019.

April 2020
2019 Year in Review

The 2019 Year in Review looks at milestones and progress in our work to advance the health and well-being of all Coloradans. An expanding Community Partnerships strategy supported people building power in communities like Pueblo, Saguache, Sheridan and Yuma. A cohort of 18 advocacy nonprofits saw legislative advocacy success and increased their cohesion and capacity as a field. And the first graduating class of Community Leaders in Health Equity celebrated completing an in-depth program that raises awareness about systemic oppression and its impacts on well-being.

February 2020
Landscape Assessment of Community Organizing in Colorado

This landscape assessment provides information on where organizing is taking place across the state, who is being organized and around what issues. Characteristics of groups and organizations engaged in community organizing are shared, as well as information on tactics and strategies used and leadership and governance structures. It also highlights the perspectives and expressed needs of community organizers across Colorado, as well as their successes and challenges in doing this work.

December 2019
Shifting the Paradigm in Colorado: The Health Equity Advocacy Journey

This learning paper tells the story of how 18 direct service, community organizing and policy advocacy organizations experimented with ways to align their health equity advocacy efforts and take collective action. It provides some of the tools that the Cohort developed to invite the involvement of individuals and organizations with various levels of advocacy capacity. Lastly, it shares lessons for others interested in collective equity-focused advocacy.

April 2019
2018 Year in Review
The 2018 Year in Review features news and progress updates for The Colorado Trust’s work to achieve health equity for all Coloradans. Among the highlights: eight resident teams implemented health equity plans as part of the Community Partnerships strategy; the Health Equity Advocacy grantees selected housing and food security as collective policy areas, and expanded their network partners statewide; and an intensive 18-month curriculum on health equity education and issue awareness got underway within a subset of Health Equity Learning Series grantees.
January 2019
Centering Race in Health Equity Advocacy: Lessons Learned

This paper discusses the decision to center race in the Health Equity Advocacy strategy; describes the framework and strategies used to build racial equity capacity at the individual, organizational and field levels; and presents results on the progress that has been made at each of these levels. It also includes recommendations for others who may be interested in centering race in social change efforts.


An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.