Funding Opportunity: The Colorado Health Foundation's Equity Collective Initiative
Equity Collective Initiative
We believe that communities have the inherent ability to identify and solve their own challenges when they are equipped with the decision-making power, infrastructure and financial capital to do so. Organizations led by people of color – who are deeply rooted in health equity and racial justice – have not historically been afforded the same access to resources to sustain their work and build power. The Foundation’s Equity Collective Initiative will put these resources in the hands of organizations – that are led by people of color – to advance health equity and build power in community through approaches they determine on their own.
Through the Initiative, the Foundation will provide one-time investment awards – ranging from $750,000 to $1,500,000 – to selected organizations to develop their own approaches and long-term direction to drive health equity and racial justice work forward.
This is not a conventional grant program, nor is it intended to support programmatic or project-oriented work. Rather, this Initiative is intended to seed organizations and better resource them to build power within and across the communities they serve.