The El Paso County Physicians Foundation is honored to announce their 2015 grant awards recipients.
The contribution that each of these non-profit organizations make to the El Paso County community will be recognized at the El Paso County Medical Society’s Physicians Connection event to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 East Cheyenne Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, on September 16, 2015, beginning at 5:15 p.m..
Without the ongoing annual contributions of the El Paso County Medical Society’s physician membership, their families, and the community, these grants to deserving non-profit organizations would not be possible. Because of these generous donations, the El Paso County Physicians Foundation has been able to award over $300,000 to non-profit organizations in El Paso and Teller counties through the years.
The 2015 El Paso County Physicians Foundation Grant Awards recipients are:
The Resource Exchange
Building independence for people with developmental disabilities
SET Family Medical Clinics
Providing compassionate medical and health care services to the uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid, and low income populations of the Pikes Peak region
Medical Reserve Corps of El Paso County
Preparing non-hospital based medically related personnel to ensure the physical, medical, mental and spiritual well-being of El Paso County in the event of a disaster
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Igniting curiosity and inspiring discovery in every resident and visitor
Suicide Prevention Partnership Pikes Peak Region
Uniting the community in addressing suicide in the Pikes Peak Region by offering prevention, intervention and postvention
Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation
Creating a healthy community by empowering every family to have the best possible health
Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
Providing highest quality therapeutic riding and specialized therapy to individuals with special needs
Improving the health status of people by ensuring appropriate access to medication and education to residents with limited incomes
To receive a grant from the El Paso County Physicians Foundation, an organization must meet the following criteria:
• 501 (c) (3) IRS exempt status
• Active in the area of human services
• Located in the Pikes Peak Region with a local Board of Directors
• A specific project, program or need which could be significantly assisted through a Foundation grant
• Request no more than $3,000
• Completed Foundation's grant application (application available online: Click to get a copy)
Organizations interested in submitting grant proposals should contact El Paso County Medical Society at (719) 591-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To pursue our mission of enhancing the health of our county’s citizens, we support other nonprofit organizations. We do this by awarding grants to local organizations for specific programs, which promote the health and well-being of our citizens. As representatives of the physicians of El Paso County and as a non-denominational organization, we do not support any particular religion, denomination, affinity group, or belief system to the exclusion of others. We will support programs that enhance the general health and well-being of people of our community that do not discriminate against anyone.