We invest in the power of community
Founded and funded by and for Denver, we turn our community’s desire to help into action to address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs.
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Out Front Magazine (OFM) AUGUST 9, 2022 Photo courtesy of Caring for Denver on Facebook A previous poll by The Colorado Health Foundation found that many people consider mental health and substance use serious problems for Coloradans. This is especially true for BIPOC...
Caring for Denver Foundation is currently seeking proposals to address its Community-Centered Solutions and Care Provision focus areas. The total amount available for all grant awards in this funding area is $10.6 million to support services and supports which:...
Meet the 911 first responders who are providing emergency on-the-scene mental health support. Oprah Daily BY MATT LEVIN / PUBLISHED: JUL 29, 2022 A man, silently, was struggling. I was walking down Broadway, in New York. People flowed gracefully around and past him...
What we’ve accomplished together so far
Without you there is no us. Since 2019, we’ve funded organizations that serve every City Council District and neighborhood in Denver to transform mental health and substance misuse care.
million granted to address mental health & substance misuse
reduced substance misuse
(across grantees reporting)
improved mental health
(across grantees reporting)
We listen to Denver’s communities, those with lived experience, and those doing the work to understand how mental health and substance misuse show up in our lives. Together, this knowledge, experience, and collaboration reveal what reports and metrics alone can’t, and guide our funding priorities.
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Denver’s Stories of Progress
“As young women, we’re always taught to be strong women, and we’re always looked upon as superheroes. But the things that we go through, the trauma and stress of everyday life really weigh us down.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLjmI08gFN0 Women’s Wilderness supports girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and community. Caring for Denver funded the Women’s Wilderness Outdoor...
“Something very powerful when you recover is you want to help other people going through the same thing.”
– Cuica Montoya, Colorado Village Collaborative
At Make a Chess Move, an organization committed to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and teaching common sense education, the game of chess symbolizes real-life situations. This Caring for Denver grant recipient offers in-school and community-based programs in...
From grant opportunities to community listening sessions to sharing your stories of impact, let’s find a way to collaborate.
In Denver, we have the #PowerTo address our city's mental health and substance misuse needs. Visit Caring4Denver.org