Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Coloradans who live daily without access to critical services and opportunities due to race and/or their socioeconomic status have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Colorado. These same communities are likely to face increased challenges accessing the COVID-19 vaccine due to structural barriers. Some individuals may be reluctant to get vaccinated due to experiences with racism, bias and lack of trust and confidence in health care and other systems.
Ensuring all individuals have access to the vaccine and achieving a high vaccination rate across all Colorado communities is necessary to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and prevent widening disparities going forward.
Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund will support Colorado community-based organizations, working in partnership with state-contracted vaccine providers, to provide culturally relevant outreach, education, and support to ensure communities who face systemic barriers have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to applicants from across Colorado.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, by 5 pm
Learn more about this opportunity, including the funding criteria, how to apply and a recorded informational webinar with additional information.
Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund is a partnership of Immunize Colorado, and the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce and the following Colorado funders:
- Caring for Colorado Foundation
- Community First Foundation
- Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
- El Pomar Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente
- Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
- Next50 Initiative
- Rocky Mountain Health Foundation
- Rose Community Foundation
- The Colorado Health Foundation
- The Denver Foundation
- Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation