The Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation, formed in 1993 exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to:

  • Complement the activities, providing professional and technical consultation as needed, of existing public and private organizations which improve the health of Coloradans and the environment that affects their health
  • Help public and private sector groups develop, plan, seek to fund, manage and evaluate projects and programs that match our basic purpose
  • Assist those people, partnerships and organizations that develop creative and potentially valuable programs and need assistance with requesting or managing the funds.

Our Vision:

All Coloradans have the opportunity to be healthy and live in a healthy environment

Our Mission:

The Colorado Foundation for Pubilc Health and the Environment works with people and organizations to develop and manage projects to protect and improve the public's health and the environment in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Intermediary Funder West: Patient Centered Outcomes and Research

Funding Source:

Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute


PCORI was authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as a non-profit, nongovernmental organization and is charged with helping patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers make better-informed health decisions by “advancing the quality and relevance of evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”

PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards (also called Pipeline Awards), a progressive, three-tiered funding approach, aims to accelerate research proposal submission and dissemination and to develop a nationwide foundation of patients, stakeholders, and researchers equipped and eager to participate in patient-centered outcomes research.

Because PCORI has a limited headquarters workforce, the operational, programmatic, and fiscal duties associated with Tier I Pipeline Awards was awarded to CFPHE because of our significant research capacity building and award management experience (e.g., grant and contract award administration).

Current Projects

Center for Healthy Living

Funding Source:



Colloboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment to house resources for trainings and activities of the Center for Healthy Living.

Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment - 1385 South Colorado Blvd, Suite A622 - Denver, CO 80222 - Contact Us - 303-910-4682