The Colorado Health Foundation: Supporting Coloradans in Recovery Through Non-clinical Programs
This funding opportunity will support individuals with mental health and/or substance use challenges in accessing non-clinical peer support services close to home that will make recovery possible. Through this funding opportunity, the Foundation is interested in strengthening peer-led or peer-driven programs that focus on the community and purpose pillars of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) model of recovery.
Proposed programs and/or projects must reflect the Foundation’s cornerstones, as their work is grounded in serving Coloradans who have low income and historically have had less power or privilege, putting the creation of health equity at the center of everything they do, and being informed by the community and those they served.
The Foundation recognizes these are unprecedented times and that organizations may have needed to modify programs and services in ways outside of normal operations. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what this new reality this entails for organizations, the Foundation is flexible in the types of programs and services they are interested in funding for this work. The Foundation welcomes proposals that take a creative approach in meeting the goals of this funding opportunity while also following the State’s directives, such as social distancing and wearing masks, to keep Coloradans safe and healthy during a public health crisis.