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.

Granting Opportunities

We are excited to announce that we will be awarding up to $275,000 in this year’s inaugural grant cycle. 

 Funding priorities for the inaugural grant cycle are:

Access to Healthcare
Deliver comprehensive and culturally responsive access to:
• Physical health care
• Mental health care
• Behavioral health care

Mental Health
• Develop and implement education and prevention resources as well as programs that promote inclusiveness and equality
• Create programs that care equally for the mind and body

Substance Use Disorder
•Expand and strengthen resources to provide education, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders

How Do I Apply?

Grant Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2020 with the Pre-Application due by February 28th.  Final applications must be submitted by March 31st, 2020.  

To qualify for this inaugural grant cycle, organizations must meet the following criteria:
• Be an existing  501(c)(3)
• Located within Routt and/or Moffat counties
• Request must fit within the defined funding priorities outlined under the Granting Opportunities tab

Applications will be submitted in a two step process via ZoomGrants, an online tool.  A pre-application must first be filled out which ensures that the project meets the funding criteria for the current year.  If the pre-application is approved, the rest of the application can be completed and submitted. 

If it is determined that the grant request does not fit within the current years guidelines, you will be contacted by the Foundation for further discussion.

Go to our Resources tab for more information on ZoomGrants.

If you have any questions please email