15 Health-Related Non-Profit Organizations receive $271,000

During its first cycle of 2020, Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in general operating and programmatic grants to 15 Western Slope nonprofit organizations that address basic needs, access to & affordability of physical, oral & visual health and mental health, and community-based health projects.   “We are funding the future of community health and developing the next generation of community health leaders.  What a gift it is to work with others and make our community better.”  said Michaelle Smith, executive director.  “Supporting health-related programs for our most vulnerable populations ensures better health, better care and healthier communities.”  

The recipients are A Way Out, Inc. (Pitkin), Bright Futures (San Miguel), Cloud City Conservation Center (Lake), Colorado AIDS Project/Howard Dental Center (Mesa), Food Bank of the Rockies (Mesa), Mosaic (Mesa), Ouray County Public Health Department and San Miguel County Dept of Health and Environment (Ouray), Pathfinders (Pitkin), Region 10 (Montrose), San Miguel & Ouray Counties, Juvenile Services (San Miguel), South Routt Medical Center Health Service District (Routt), Surface Creek Community Services Inc (Delta), The Cycle Effect  (Eagle), The Salvation Army, Intermountain Division (Eagle), and West End Family Link Center (Montrose).  A detailed list of funded projects can be found here.  

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation was established in 2017 to improve the health of Western Slope Coloradans by being a catalyst and collaborator for innovative healthcare approaches and promoting the health and well-being of Western Slope communities.  These awards bring the total amount distributed since the Foundation’s inception to over $2.16 million, benefiting 138 organizations.   It is anticipated that $1 million will be distributed in 2020.  Proposals for the upcoming funding cycle are due July 2.   Guidelines are available at  Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Stephanie Self, Grant Manager, at (970) 697-1023 or


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