Monday, May 18, 2020

Apply now for Responsive General Operating Grants

Apply now for Responsive General Operating Grants

As COVID-19 continues to affect public health and the economy, the repercussions are impacting some communities at higher rates. Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is shifting our funding strategy this year to prioritize accessible care and vital services for those disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. We believe services that address basic needs are vital to healthy communities. It’s important to reinforce these systems and resources to achieve community health, especially now as so many organizations have stood-up to adapt and deliver new solutions for community members. Coordinated, collaborative wrap-around services with multiple options truly empower community members to access and navigate larger systems that impact their health.  

We are announcing a request for applications for $2 million in Responsive Community Relief Funding. Applications from Colorado-based nonprofit and publicly-funded organizations will be considered on a rolling basis through August 2020. We will review single-year, $10,000 to $50,000 funding requests for general operating support. 

This opportunity is open to Colorado nonprofits that facilitate community outreach and provide wrap-around services connecting people most significantly stressed by the effects of COVID-19 to the health care delivery system. Proposals should demonstrate multiple components to community outreach and delivery of basic needs, navigation services, coordination of benefits and coverage, and connection to other critical resources. 

Grantees will enable focus populations to meet their basic needs and lead to economic ability and ultimately health care security through coverage.

Preference will be given to organizations that meet more than one criteria: 
  • Demonstrated ability to foster trusting relationships with communities. 
  • Connections to racially and ethnically diverse minorities; specifically immigrant and undocumented communities. 
  • Located in and serving rural communities. 
  • Ability to deliver services to historically or suddenly uninsured individuals. 
  • Reaching low socio-economic communities. 

These grants will be effective if communities can:  
  •  Engage in programming or services that tangibly increases awareness and access to basic needs and coordinated solutions. 
  •  Successfully enroll in health care coverage, understand their benefits, navigate health care services and connect to a medical or dental home. 

Submit your application

  • Review our grant guidelines closely to ensure this opportunity aligns with your work.
  • This 15-minute webinar explains our focus areas and what we'll fund.
  • Apply through our online portal. 
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis today through August 31, 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.
  • A final funding decision will be communicated to you within 4-6 weeks of submitting your application.

We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about how we can work together to respond to COVID-19 and strengthen community health. Please contact 720-489-4713 or to start the conversation. 
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