Funding History


Sources of Funding


In 2002, the voters of Pitkin County passed a 5-year property tax dedicated for the sole purpose of providing funding to health and human services and community non-profit programs through The Healthy Community Fund Grant Program.


Strong Support


In 2006, that dedicated property tax was again strongly supported by the voters, providing $1,250,000 in funding in 2007 for non-profits whose services fulfill the intent of the ballot question and help Pitkin County achieve its community goals.


Tax Renewed


The tax was again renewed and increased in November, 2011, for another 6 years. The tax is anticipated to bring in revenues this coming year of close to $1,900,000 dollars, and the fund will grow each year at the rate of inflation and local growth.


Non-Profit Programs Benefiting


The Healthy Community Fund provides a stable funding source for non-profit programs including:
  • Protective and supportive services for children
  • Helping at-risk youth connect to community programs and activities to help them succeed
  • Helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Care for the terminally ill and their families
  • Mental health and substance abuse counseling and preventive services
  • Providing a variety of physical, social, and educational activities for seniors, including support for those who need 1-on-1 help to deal with the challenges of everyday life
  • Preventive health services to lower-income citizens - such as immunizations, unintended pregnancy prevention and family planning services - to avoid higher costs later
  • Working with developmentally disabled citizens and their families to enhance their ability to live independent lives
  • Programs that protect the quality of our natural resources