The city anticipates allocating roughly $3.8 million in health equity funding in 2025.

The City of Boulder has released the 2025 Health Equity Fund (HEF) Request for Proposals (RFP), for community-based health equity programs benefitting Boulder community members experiencing health disparities.

Through the HEF, the city anticipates allocating roughly $3.8 million in funding in 2025 to community organizations selected through a competitive application process. Funding allocations must be in alignment with the intent and language of the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Distribution Tax, a ballot measure which was approved in November 2016.

The HEF aims to reduce disparities and to improve health equity for people experiencing systemic socio-economic and health barriers. Examples of HEF-supported programs include health services that help prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and oral diseases; increased access to healthy food and clean water; wellness programs; physical fitness; and more.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on August 12, 2024, and must be submitted electronically using the online Foundant grant management system. No paper or late applications will be accepted. Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in a HEF information session to be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. The RFP contains detailed information about funding eligibility and criteria, and how to get technical assistance.

To download the RFP – which includes the link for the virtual information session -- and to apply for the 2025 fund round, visit the Health Equity Fund webpage. Applications from organizations that are led by and serve historically excluded populations, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please email Markisha Key-Hagan at