Granting Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Community Health Benefit Fund.  The granting cycle for 2023 will open on January 1st, 2023. Up to $300,000 will be invested in our community during this granting cycle.

Pre-applications will be due on January 31, 2023, and final applications will be due on February 28, 2023.

Applicants will be notified in May of their programs status. The awarded programs will be funded in June.

 2023 Funding Priorities:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Access to Healthcare (may include financial assistance)


How Do I Apply?

The 2023 granting cycle will open on January 1st, 2023, with pre-applications due by January 31, 2023.  Final applications must be submitted by February 28, 2023.

Applications are submitted online using the ZoomGrants platform in a two step process.  A pre-application must first be submitted to ensure that the program meets the funding criteria.  If approved, the full application can then be accessed.

2023 Application

To qualify for this grant cycle, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an existing  501(c)(3) and not have political or religious intentions
  • Located within Routt and/or Moffat counties
  • Request must fit within the defined funding priorities outlined on the Home tab

Go to our Resources tab for more information on ZoomGrants.

If you have any questions please email

As part of the partnership established between UCHealth and Yampa Valley Medical Center in 2017, YVMCF will be receiving $20 million over seven years for the benefit of our local communities and the strategic priorities of UCHealth YVMC.

A growing body of research shows that social and economic forces play a significant role in health. YVMCF is looking to invest in local non-profits that help community members tackle health related issues.

The funds have been structured to ensure funding will be available to support the community and its population health initiatives in perpetuity.

2022 Grant Recipients

We are excited to announce that we awarded $340,000 in grants ranging from $5,000 to $60,000 in the 2022 grant cycle.  The areas of focus were access to health care, mental health, and substance use disorders.  Of the 23 applications we received, 15 were granted to 11 nonprofits.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 granting cycle.


  • Better Tomorrow (Advocates of Routt County and Brighter World Child Advocacy Center)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado
  • Horizons Specialized Services
  • Integrated Community
  • LiftUp of Routt County
  • The Health Partnership
  • Northwest Colorado Health
  • Partners in Routt County
  • Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS)
  • Planned Parenthood – Steamboat Springs Health Center
  • Routt County Crisis Support