Together, we turn ideas into action
Collaboration drives everything we do. From defining our funding priorities to evaluating and measuring impact, we listen to and learn from communities to focus, guide, and improve our approach to address mental health and substance misuse needs.
How we approach the work
We define our goals together
We partner with communities to learn about and identify opportunities for change and investment.
Our funding is equity-driven
Across our funding priorities, we invest in organizations and ideas that increase:
Provide diverse, community-based, comfortable care options.
Attention to Fit
Ensure people who seek care—and their caregivers—are supported and respected.
Care Over Time
Support our community on their life-long mental health and substance misuse journeys.
We work closely with Denver’s communities to identify priority areas where we can have the most impact.
Alternatives to Jail
Trusted support, connections, opportunities, and care for people on the continuum of justice system involvement, from prevention, to care within the system, to preventing re-entry.
Community-Centered Solutions & Care Provision
Community-based care that reflects and values the unique cultures and needs of Denverites and fosters local connections.
Care that addresses, supports, and creates trusted connections for our community’s youth and their allies—to reduce crisis, increase hope, and create opportunities to thrive.
We measure what matters
Community expertise and experience are core to addressing mental health and substance misuse in Denver. We’re learning from communities, grantees, and public data, and have built a Shared Impact Plan that guides our work together.