$550K in Grants Awarded to Statewide Policy and Advocacy Organizations to Advance Reproductive Health and Rights

Caring for Colorado’s multi-year initiative, ReproCollab, recently awarded $550,000 in grants to 11 organizations working to improve public policies for reproductive health and rights. Funding also was awarded to build and grow grass-roots leadership in reproductive justice in Colorado.

Funding was prioritized to support advocacy efforts for the effective implementation of existing state laws designed to expand access to reproductive health care. This work will ensure that Colorado’s law and policies work for people who need and use reproductive health care. Read more about the Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity grantees and their work.

ReproCollab collaborates with funders, clinicians, researchers, community organizations, and grassroots leaders to improve reproductive health care, strengthen advocacy efforts, and develop leadership for reproductive health equity in Colorado. ReproCollab is supported by a collaboration of funders, including Caring for Colorado, The Colorado Health Foundation, the Colorado Trust, and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.

$1.5M Awarded to 12 Health Care Organizations to Improve Person-Centered Contraceptive Care

ReproCollab awarded $1,575,000 to 12 health care organizations to improve access to person-centered contraceptive care within Colorado’s health care safety net system over two years. During the first year of funding, clinics will receive individualized technical support from Upstream USA, a national implementation partner. Year two will entail a learning community to explore system and policy solutions.

ReproCollab is a multi-year initiative with funding support from Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation, and The Colorado Trust. ReproCollab supports health care organizations to improve the delivery of contraceptive care and to strengthen the capacity of advocates and institutions in addressing systemic and policy barriers to reproductive equity.

Funding Opportunity: Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity – Closed

The Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity funding priority was developed with the guidance of our Kitchen Table, an advisory board that recognized the need to sustain and bolster the movement for reproductive equity in the state. Through this funding opportunity, ReproCollab will be a partner in working toward a more connected field of advocates with power and influence to advance equitable reproductive health policy.
Funding awarded under the Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity priority will support state and local efforts in:
  • Emerging Leadership – leadership development for new and emerging leaders for reproductive equity
  • Policy Implementation – supporting a field of advocates to effectively implement policy
  • Coalition Building – supporting a strong and intersectional advocacy network for reproductive equity
ReproCollab’s Part 1 application to Lead and Advocate for Reproductive Equity is Closed
For questions about this funding opportunity, please email ReproCollab staff at [email protected].

Funding Opportunity: Protect and Expand Contraceptive Access – Closed

The first ReproCollab funding opportunity – Protect and Expand Contraceptive Access – closed.

This past spring ReproCollab opened a funding opportunity for Colorado-based safety net clinics (federally qualified health centers, independent safety net clinics, school-based health centers and local public health agencies with existing contraceptive care programs) to improve their contraceptive care delivery and influence broader policy change for reproductive equity. Funding announcements are expected in Fall 2023.
The sector faces significant challenges in advancing reproductive equity, particularly post-pandemic. Barriers range from a shortage of trained providers to a limited range of contraceptive methods, prohibitive financing, limited-service hours or locations, and more. These grant funds will support safety net clinics and agencies for up to 24 months as they respond to the ongoing and urgent need for equitable access to contraceptive care.
For questions about this funding opportunity, please email ReproCollab staff at [email protected].

ReproCollab Funding Priorities Announced

ReproCollab is a Caring for Colorado-led initiative that builds partnerships and provides grant funding to advance reproductive equity in Colorado. Our goal is for all people to have the information, services, and power needed to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive autonomy, including health, rights, and well-being.
With a focus on communities that have historically carried the burden of racial, economic, and social inequalities, ReproCollab will build partnerships and provide grant funding across three strategic areas over the next three years:
ACCESS
Goals: Improve access to person-centered contraceptive care within Colorado’s healthcare safety net system.
EDUCATION
Goals: Promote community-led solutions in sexual and reproductive health education for young people.
ADVOCACY
Goals: Leverage community, regulatory, legislative, and philanthropic expertise to create public policies that advance reproductive equity.
These efforts build on earlier work of the Colorado Collaborative for Reproductive Health Equity, an initiative created in 2017 by Caring for Colorado and co-funded by the Colorado Health Foundation.  In 2021, ReproCollab was launched to further advance the movement for sexual and reproductive equity across Colorado with the support of two additional funders – The Colorado Trust, and the Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation.
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