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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and Schools to Improve Social and Emotional Health in Eligible Counties

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Colorado: Western Slope counties: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit

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Simple Gifts Fund

Rocky Mountain Health Foundation (RMHF)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #199243

Grant Description

Grants of up to $10,000 to Colorado nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal organizations, and schools in eligible regions for general operating support. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support social and emotional health-related programs. Grants are awarded in the 22 counties of Colorado’s Western Slope: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit.

The Simple Gifts Fund is intended to increase access to and affordability of social and emotional health. For example: positive youth development and mentoring; adaptive sports, arts, or camps for people living with disabilities; legal aid, respite care, social/emotional supports for seniors and special populations, community gardens, peer support groups, community coalitions.

  • Social/emotional supports (creating social connections and alleviating isolation, especially for seniors and special populations)
  • Positive youth development (afterschool/summer programs that offer kids leadership opportunities, relationship & decision-making skills)
  • Mentoring (1:1 youth to adult mentorships paired for a specified length of time and which may include case management)
  • Adaptive sports, arts, or camps for people living with developmental, cognitive, or physical disabilities or trauma
  • Peer support groups (behavioral health support in a peer-group setting)
  • Community coalitions (local organizations collaborating on a focus issue/population)
  • Community gardens (garden space for community use that may also include nutrition education, or supply fresh food to local food pantries)
  • Early childhood development (training & support by child specialists to enhance the ability of childcare center staff (and/or parents) in helping children achieve full cognitive, emotional, social and physical potential)
  • Legal aid (assistance to low-income individuals/families for legal issues such as child-custody, restraining orders, landlord disputes, immigration)
  • Housing counseling (coaching & tools to help people avoid eviction/foreclosure)
  • Respite care (day or short-term care for elderly/medically fragile/disabled individuals)

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3), a 509(a) or a governmental, tribal, school, or public entity, or have a fiscal sponsor.

Additional Geographic Information:

https://rmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/RMHF-Map.png

Ineligible:

The Foundation does not fund:
- Organizations or projects that unlawfully discriminate with regard to employees, volunteers, delivery of services, or clients served based on age, sex, religion/creed, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information
- Capital construction or endowment campaigns
- Childcare
- Debt reduction or loans
- Educational institutions, except for programs that align with our mission
- Environmental stewardship programs
- Individuals
- Policy, advocacy, or research
- Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Special events
- Sponsorships for events, conferences, speakers
- Travel, conferences, group meetings, or seminars

Pre-proposal Conference:

Each funding cycle begins with a pre-application Zoom call with Foundation staff. This meeting is REQUIRED for new or previously declined applicants.

To schedule pre-application meetings:

For Delta, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, or Routt counties:
Stephanie Self
Phone: 970.697.1023
https://calendly.com/stephanie-rmhf/pre_app_mtg
**THIS LINK IS ONLY ACTIVE WHEN A CYCLE IS OPEN!**

For all other counties on the Western Slope::
Julie Hinkson
Phone: 970.697.1038
https://calendly.com/julie-rmhf/pre_app_mtg
**THIS LINK IS ONLY ACTIVE WHEN A CYCLE IS OPEN!**

For more information, see https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/application-process/.

Pre-Application Information:

2023 Calendar:
- Pre-Application Zoom Calls: January 9-27, 2003 (required for new or previously declined applicants only)
- Application Window: January 9-27, 2003
- Award Notifications: beginning March 6, 2023
- Grant Awards Paid Out: March 2023
- Report: January

1. Before you apply: Take the Eligibility Quiz to determine if your organization is eligible for grant funding, and with which funding priorities you are most closely aligned. See https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/funding-eligibility/.
2. Connect!: Each funding cycle begins with a pre-application Zoom call with Foundation staff. This meeting is REQUIRED for new or previously declined applicants only.
3. Submit a grant application through the online portal: Following the required pre-application meeting, if eligible, you will receive an emailed link to access our online grant application. All applications must be submitted online no later than 12:00 noon on the due date.

Funding Calendar: https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/funding-calendar/

Eligibility: https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/funding-eligibility/

Application Process: https://rmhealth.org/grant-making/application-process/

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards up to $10,000.

Contact Information:

2768 Compass Drive, Ste 109
Grand Junction, CO 81506
970.644.8188
info@rmhealth.org

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