The Colorado Health Foundation is inviting applications for its Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiver Supports program.
Though the program, grants will be awarded to help family, friend, and neighbor caregivers build their networks, increase access to information and resources, and provide professional development in support of building stable, responsive relationships with the children in their care. Efforts should address one or more of the following: enhance family, friend, and neighbor caregiver ability to manage stress and support their own mental well-being; improved access to culturally relevant resources in their communities that can support their work and the families they serve; grow an understanding of healthy child development and culturally relevant strategies while children are in their care; and establish practices to foster strong partnerships with parents of the children that are in their care.
Preference will be given to programs/projects that consider family, friend, and neighbor caregiver well-being, including understanding and coping with stress; take an asset-based approach; infuse trauma-informed approaches; include a multi-generational focus to providing services and supports; promote evidence-informed and/or promising practices and principles; and consider multiple modalities for reaching caregivers to overcome barriers (e.g., online, training during nights and/or weekends, in-home supports, etc.).
Eligible applicants include community-based organizations, community-based coalitions, or public agencies that work with family, friend, and neighbor caregivers serving Coloradans living on low incomes and those historically experiencing less power and privilege.
See the Colorado Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.