Suicide Prevention and Awareness Fund for Mesa County & The Western Colorado Health Fund are Now Open

Two funding opportunities are now available. The Suicide Prevention and Awareness Fund for Mesa County is our newest fund and was formed in 2018 for the purposes of supporting programs and initiatives that promote awareness, education, advocacy, and collaboration towards the prevention of suicide among all age groups and demographics in Mesa County. Applicants must be a 501(c)3 or other tax-exempt charitable entity as defined by the IRS, such as a school or church. Organizations should also be registered and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State. Deadline to apply is Friday, November 5, 2021 by 5pm MT. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.

The second funding opportunity is geared at improving Access to Health Care. The Western Colorado Health Fund offers funding for clinics, hospitals and other organizations to address issues of access to health care and to improve health care delivery in smaller, rural communities in our region.  Tax-exempt organizations with programs to improve resident health through innovative or creative staffing arrangements, new technologies or other program, system or infrastructure investments are invited to submit an application.  Preference will be given to programs serving less populated communities. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 29, 2021.

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The Western Colorado Community Foundation serves seven counties in western Colorado, managing charitable funds for community good.  Currently, the Community Foundation manages over 300 charitable funds totaling $100 million in assets and awards over $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.