33 organizations in 15 Western Slope counties received nearly half of a million dollars for health-related efforts that focus on improving individual and community health for the second cycle of 2019 grant awards.
General Operating and Programmatic Grants were awarded to organizations that addressed Basic Needs, Access to & Affordability of Physical, Oral & Visual Health and Mental Health, and Community-Based Health Projects that 1) support the marginalized, the socially and economically disadvantaged, 2) provide resources for achieving and maintaining healthy, independent lives, 3) maintain, nurture and strengthen healthy minds and bodies, and 4) offer opportunities for well-being and quality of life. This cycle, the Foundation received requests for over $1.2M from 62 agencies.
“We are proud of our partnering organizations who focus on improving the health of our Western Slope residents,” said Pat Riddell, Grants Committee Chair and Board Member. “Supporting health-related programs for our most vulnerable populations ensures better health, better care and healthier communities.”
The recipients are Advocates for Victims of Assault (Summit), Advocates of Lake County (Lake), All American Families (Delta), Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club (Montrose), CASA of the Continental Divide (Summit), Counseling Education Center (Mesa), Colorado Lions KidSight Program (Grand), Delta Montrose Youth Services, Inc. dba Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray (Montrose), Dove’s Nest (Dolores), Dr. Mary Fisher Medical Foundation (Archuleta), Grand County Rural Health Network (Grand), Haven House of Montrose, Inc. (Montrose), HopeWest (Rio Blanco), Housing Solutions for the Southwest (La Plata), Lake Fork Health Services District (Hinsdale), Manna – The Durango Soup Kitchen (La Plata), Marillac Health (Mesa), Medicine Horse Center: Therapeutic Riding & Equine Rehabilitation (Montezuma), Mesa Youth Services, Inc. dba Mesa County Partners (Mesa), Montezuma County Senior Services (Montezuma), Montrose Lighthouse, Inc. (Montrose), Mountain Family Center (Grand), North Fork Senior Connections (Delta), Pioneers Healthcare Foundation (Rio Blanco), Response: Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Pitkin), River Bridge Regional Center (Garfield), San Miguel Resource Center (San Miguel), Students Tackling Unhealthy Decisions (Dolores), The Buddy Program (Pitkin), The Pinon Project (Montezuma), Upper Pine River Fire Protection (La Plata), West Mountain Regional Health Alliance (Garfield), and Western Slope Center for Children (Mesa). 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 $1.87 million, benefitting 122 organizations.
It is anticipated that $1.5M will be distributed in 2020. Proposals for the next funding cycle are due January 10. Funding guidelines are available at www.rmhealth.org. Prospective grant applicants may inquire with questions to Kim Lewis, Program Officer, at 970-697-1038 or email@example.com.