Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $2.5 MM in grants to improve health in El Paso and Teller Counties

June 17, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO — The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $2.5 MM in grants to 40 organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller County. Regis University's Division of Counseling and Family Therapy was among the recipients and will use its $50,000 to support mental health services for veterans and their families.

Recipient organizations address one or more of the Foundation’s funding focus areas:

• Access to care for those in greatest need
• The workforce shortage of primary care and psychiatric providers
• Suicide prevention
• School-based efforts to improve child and family healthy eating and/or active living

These funding focus areas were developed based on the Foundation’s mission; local need; focus group and key stakeholder input; and evidence behind what drives the health of a community.

“This is a significant initial milestone for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation and our community. We are privileged to invest in so many excellent organizations that do the hard work of improving health every day, and we look forward to the impact that they will make using these funds,” said BJ Scott, board chair.