Friday, May 18, 2012

Funding Opportunity

The Colorado Trust is pleased to announce Convening for Colorado. This is a new Colorado Trust program that provides support to bring people together to discuss issues central to improving the health and well-being of Coloradans.

Over the years, the Colorado Trust learned that foundations often have a unique ability to convene stakeholders on neutral ground. While the Trust has supported an array of convenings on an adhoc basis, Convening for Colorado takes this idea to the next level by providing grant support to nonprofits, community-based organizations, civic leaders and corporations/industries on an ongoing basis. These convenings will provide dedicated time for people to share information, learn from experts, personally engage and actively deliberate with the goal of tackling a tough challenge or taking advantage of a timely opportunity. Whether participants have shared or disparate views, are from diverse geographic regions or the same neighborhood, are from one sector or an array of occupations, a collaborative dialogue can serve as a powerful means to help achieve change.

Convening for Colorado  applicants must address issues specifically related to the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. The gatherings may be a one-time event or multiple discussions over a longer period of time. They can be held any place in Colorado. Grants will cover expenses such as speakers/presenters, facilitators, note takers, honorarium, facility rental, supplies, A/V equipment, food and beverages, and materials/publications. Through this competitive funding opportunity, submitted applications will be reviewed and awards made on a monthly basis.

The Colorado Trust looks forward to the opportunity to work with you on convenings that will help to advance the health and well-being of Coloradans. 

Live Webinar
You are invited to register for a live webinar to learn more about this new, ongoing funding opportunity. On Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Ned Calonge, MD, President and CEO of The Colorado Trust, will lead a presentation about  Convening for Colorado , and Trust staff will answer your questions.