August 3, 2017

Awarding $1.25M in grants to 8 nonprofits in Colorado

DENVER — Kaiser Permanente Colorado is providing $1.25 million in general operating grants to eight local nonprofits. The funds will be used to support organizational infrastructure, explore additional sustainable funding and innovative opportunities.

“We work hand-in-hand with dozens of nonprofits in Colorado that help us improve the health of our communities. We know their greatest need is for general funding that can help increase staff, bolster education efforts, and expand programs to help more community members live their healthiest lives,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, vice president of government, external relations, and research for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “We’re excited to provide these grants to help these nonprofits continue to serve their communities.”

These three-year general-operating grants support community-based organizations that are dedicated to providing services that improve the health and well-being of the communities within the Kaiser Permanente Colorado service area.

The grants were designed to help increase economic stability and vitality — key determinents of health as defined by Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Needs Assessment — for underserved populations in Colorado. The grants vary from $100,000 to $400,000.

The following nonprofits will receive a portion of the grants:

“We are so grateful to receive this support from Kaiser Permanente. This grant will allow us to widen our impact in the lives of families experiencing homelessness throughout Denver,” said Allie Card, executive director of Family Promise of Greater Denver. “We aim to serve families as they go from surviving to thriving. This support from Kaiser Permanente means the world to us, as we’re able to partner with a health care organization in a new way. Ending homelessness is a community wide effort. Together, with Kaiser Permanente, we’re ending homelessness one family at a time!”

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, working to improve the lives and health of all Coloradans for 48 years. We are comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and the Colorado Permanente Medical Group—one of the state’s largest medical groups with more than 1,200 physicians. We provide comprehensive care for our 680,000 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members through 31 medical offices across the state—from Pueblo to Greeley and now in the mountains in Summit and Eagle counties. We are also committed to our social mission and in 2016, proudly directed more than $118 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, follow us @kpcolorado or like us