Northern Colorado Foundation
We improve lives
Our not-for-profit hospitals focus on investing resources to improve the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in northern Colorado.
Through the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as through public grant funding, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation provides funding to support innovative research and education, patient financial assistance, community health programs, and enhancements to patient care. We also provide value-added services that are not covered by insurance.
Private donations from community members enable us to bridge gaps in services and accelerate advances in health care. Many critically important services offered to UCHealth patients and families in northern Colorado would not exist without private donations made through the foundation. Donations also help thankful patients and families express gratitude—a powerful part of the healing journey for many people.
100% of every donated dollar goes to the foundation’s philanthropic funds, with no overhead costs or administrative fees.
Amanda Giacalone joins UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation as the senior director of development. In this role, she will continue the foundation’s mission of accelerating and advancing health care in northern Colorado through philanthropic initiatives.
At UCHealth, giving isn’t just something we do; it’s who we are. Many of us may have benefited from employee-funded programs and initiatives without realizing it was made possible thanks to the generosity of our colleagues.
With the turn of the new year, the UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) construction project is expected to reach important milestones in 2024. After nearly 100 years of serving our community, PVH is a clear leader in providing progressive, quality patient care, driven by our passionate and exceptional physicians, nurses, and staff.
UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation was awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will provide for additional, two-way radios for two UCHealth hospitals. Existing communication systems at UCHealth Greeley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies will be expanded to widen the number of staff who have access to handheld radio devices while at work.
UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation (NCF) was recently awarded a $13,400 grant to support Safe Kids Larimer County (SKLC). These funds will be instrumental in facilitating the purchase of over 150 car seats and booster seats for low-income families in Larimer County and Estes Park, Colorado.
Philanthropy paves the way: Empowering local cancer patients with accessible treatment closer to home
Thanks to philanthropic dollars, more local cancer patients can receive their treatments close to home. In the three-plus years since the gynecologic oncology (GYN-ONC) program’s launch in northern Colorado, patient volumes have increased, and a need for additional radiation equipment arose. Through donor generosity, the radiation oncology department was able to purchase equipment that helps meet the increased patient volume at our Harmony Campus cancer center.
The funding from the Northeast Colorado Region Healthcare Coalition (NERHCC) helped deliver a four-day course held at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and at nearby simulation grounds. Emergency medical personnel underwent training and simulations to provide medical support in dangerous situations such as SWAT calls, search-and-rescue calls, dive rescue calls, and wildfires.
The UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation Greatest Need fund makes a significant impact on addressing pressing challenges and meeting diverse needs within the UCHealth northern region. This fund has provided crucial support to various initiatives, including the groundbreaking UCHealth EMS Paramedic Program, aimed at addressing staffing shortages while investing in employee development. Additionally, the fund has enabled the expansion of vital programs such as community health improvement initiatives, car seat distribution for families in need, and the Sunshine Cart program, which enhances patient experiences and comfort.
Philanthropic dollars enabled the purchase of high-definition imaging systems for UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies and UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. This specimen-radiography equipment is used in breast cancer surgeries, enabling surgically excised specimens to be imaged in the operating room rather than taking them to the breast diagnostic center.