Caring For Denver
We’re on a Mission
To address Denver’s mental health and substance misuse needs by growing community-informed solutions, dismantling stigma, and turning the community’s desire to help into action.
|Founded by and for Denver||Independent, non-profit foundation||Addresses Denver’s mental health & substance misuse needs|
The ballot initiative was simple, yet powerful. For every $100 spent in Denver, 25 cents goes toward addressing mental health and substance misuse needs in our city. With this enduring investment, our vision is a vibrant Denver where all communities are strengthened by the mental health and substance misuse support they need.
thank you enough
To the community organizations, partners, and residents who provided support and feedback throughout this process, thank you. This work is as much a reflection of you as it is us. And although we know we can only tackle so much at one time, we will continue to listen and collect feedback to inform future funding areas and grant opportunities.
We are honored to serve you.
State Representative, Board Chair
The impact of living under social conditions that include racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, xenophobia, or any other form of oppression has a direct effect on the mental health and wellbeing of the individuals within a community. Whether these conditions be historic or present-day, we all have a part to play in dismantling the systems of inequity that are harmful to our larger society. Driven by the voices of community, Caring for Denver Foundation will work through our grantmaking, evaluation, community engagement, and communication initiatives to push impact together in the pursuit of equity. We will seek guidance, perspective, and insights always.
Our values guide our actions
Be Courageous in action.
Meet people where they are.
Focus on impact for communities.
Advocate out loud.
If you or someone you know is in crisis...
Please reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support:
- Colorado Crisis Line – (844) 493-TALK (8255) or by texting TALK to 38255
- Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
If you are looking for community resources, United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center is available for calls, live chats, texts, or database search. Dial 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-211. Live chat or database search is available at http://211.org.