https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/funded-projects/. Contact: Michaelle Smith, 970.644.8188, michaelle@RMHealth.orgGRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Nearly 90,000 people across 22 Western Slope counties will benefit from funding recently awarded by Rocky Mountain Health Foundation to nonprofit organizations that address physical and mental health, basic needs, and COVID-19 Response. “We continue to focus on addressing the wide-spread effects of the pandemic,” said Michaelle Smith, executive director of the Foundation. “These grants will assist the amazing people doing the important work — the “boots on the ground” work – of trying to meet the increasingly complex needs of marginalized and vulnerable people living on the Western Slope.” The 25 organizations receiving grants in this cycle are (by county): Delta County: Tri-County Health Network; Eagle County: The Hope Center, Trio Therapy Partners; Garfield County: Mountain Family Health Centers, Valley Settlement, West Mountain Regional Health Alliance; Gunnison County: Gunnison Valley Mentors; LaPlata County: Local First Foundation, Pine River Shares, The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado; Lake County: Advocates of Lake County; Mesa County: Ariel Clinical Services, Doors 2 Success, Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, Hilltop Community Resources, MarillacHealth, Mesa County Partners; Montezuma County: Medicine Horse Center, Moguan Behavioral Health; Montrose County: CASA of the 7th Judicial Dist., The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center, Valley Food Partnership; Pitkin County: Response; Routt County: Yampa Valley Autism; Summit County: CASA of the Continental Divide. In response to their award notification, Lynne Howarth, Executive Director of Medicine Horse Center in Montezuma County said, “Over this last month we provided social-emotional wellness sessions for 80 local youth from 5th thru 9th grades. Our Trauma Informed programs are highly sought after now, more than ever, as our young people continue to struggle with the very real consequences of school shutdowns and physical distancing. We feel fortunate that we can continue to work with Rocky Mountain Health Foundation to help create healthier communities on the Western Slope.” Rocky Mountain Health Foundation was established in 2017 to improve the health of Coloradans living on the Western Slope by investing in community assets and by acting as a catalyst for new approaches. These awards bring the total amount distributed through traditional grantmaking since the Foundation’s inception to over $3.2 million, benefitting 280 organizations. To learn more about Rocky Mountain Health Foundation and to see a detailed list of funded projects, visit
PRINT (2 SEC DELAY)With the isolation of 2020 mostly behind us, we hope you are enjoying new freedoms and re-engaging with family and friends! You have weathered much over the last year and a half, and we applaud your enthusiasm, optimism, and flexibility. We are excited to reconnect with you as our summer grant cycle […]
PRINT (2 SEC DELAY)GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Rocky Mountain Health Foundation has awarded grants totaling over $574,000 to health-focused organizations on the Western Slope. Nearly $163,000 in Staff Care grants has been awarded to organizations funded by RMHF in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on everyone, but especially on...