Areas of Interest

Pitkin County supports non-profit organizations that provide a range of health care and human services to the citizens and workers of the county. This includes programs that address health care education and outreach, prevention, intervention and treatment. Access to services for all, regardless of a client's ability to pay, is valued and encouraged. 


Eligible Organizations



Non-profit organizations that are dedicated to working together to strengthen the quality of life in Pitkin County are eligible to apply. These include:

  • Health & Human Service agencies (HHS) that provide a continuum of health care services including prevention, intervention, education and outreach programs, regardless of the client’s ability to pay. These agencies are defined, in general, as programs addressing issues related to youth, family and adult well-being, physical health, mental health and substance use prevention
  • Community Non-Profit organizations (CNP) that address community problems, enrich the quality of life in Pitkin County and serve the Community Goals (see below).
Applicants must be tax exempt under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The Healthy Community Fund provides general operating support for eligible non-profits.

Non-Eligible Organizations


The Healthy Community Fund does not consider applications for funding in the following areas: capital projects, the Arts (e.g. theatre, art, music programs), childcare, one- time sports events, or for grant-making foundations or organizations which distribute funds to recipients of their own selection.

COMMUNITY GOALS & OBJECTIVES:

  1. Family and Youth Well-Being - Promote the social, emotional and well-being of families and youth.
  2. Physical Health and Public Health—Promote the well-being of individuals.
  3. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention - Promote the psychological well-being of individuals, provide treatment and promote prevention.
  4. The Well-Being of Seniors - Promote the social, emotional, economic, and physical well-being of senior adults.
  5. Cultural Treasures and Environmental Quality - Promote and optimize the quality of life for residents and workers in Pitkin County and enhance and sustain natural resources.


Requirements & Exceptions


Applicants must be tax exempt under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The Healthy Community Fund provides general operating support for eligible non-profit applicants.

Pitkin County does not fund capital projects, the arts, day care centers, one time sports events, or other grant-making foundations or organizations which distribute funds to recipients of their own selection.