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The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation, a hospital conversion foundation (Eisenhower Medical Center), was established August 14, 1984 as a 501(c)(3) 509a public charity. Its original purpose was to engage primarily in the conduct of medical care, medical education and public education. This was accomplished by operating an ambulatory osteopathic family practice clinic for the underserved populations in El Paso County and environs; operating a Family Practice Residency Program and providing a facility to train and educate osteopathic students, interns, and residents; conducting continuing medical education programs; and finally, educating the public in matters relating to osteopathic medicine and health.

Today the Foundation is still organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. On July 1, 2009, the Foundation became a private, non-operating foundation whose purpose is to improve the health and well-being of its community consistent with its osteopathic heritage. To accomplish this, the Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit tax-exempt public charities described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, that meet its mission priorities, and awards scholarships to osteopathic medical students, educates the public about osteopathic medicine and collaborates with like minded organizations to support solutions to meet community health needs.

Highlights

August 14, 1984
The Foundation is established

October 1985
The Family Medicine Center becomes operational

October 1985 to June 2002
The Foundation provides more than $3,000,000 in care for the uninsured and Medicaid populations

1983 to 1993
Grants totaling almost $700,000 are awarded to other 501(c)(3) charitable non-profits

1986 to 1999
Physician referral service operates, receiving over 600 calls annually

June 1987
The Foundation receives accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association to become a postgraduate training facility and to conduct a family practice residency program

1987 to 2006
61 family practice physicians train and graduate; four fellows are trained in geriatric medicine and two fellows are trained in sports medicine

1987 to 1992
The Foundation hosts a weekly radio talk show, “House Calls”

1987 to 2001
The Foundation sponsors an active health awareness and wellness public education program through the media — radio, television and print

1987 to 1999
A total of $231,000 in grants/scholarships are awarded to 98 osteopathic medical students from Colorado

1989 to 2001
Medical ethics conferences are conducted with 250 to 750 annual participants

July 2002 to 2004
An AOA-approved internship program is implemented; Four D.O. physicians complete their internship through our program

2003 to February 2009
The Family Medicine Center (aka Centennial Health) focus becomes Geriatrics and chronic disease management

2005
The Foundation sells its office at 15 West Cimarron

2006
Land at 3480 Centennial Blvd is purchased to build a new clinic — Centennial Health — and office space for the Foundation

June 11, 2007
Centennial Health opens for business

February 28, 2009
Centennial Health closes

July 1, 2009
The Foundation becomes a 501(c)(3) private, non operating foundation under section 509a with a primary focus of awarding grants to selected qualified 501(c)(3) health-related charities and to award scholarships to selected third-year osteopathic medical students from Colorado attending an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine

February 10, 2010
3480 Centennial Boulevard building is sold

July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010
$84,000 awarded in grants to 12 health-related non-profit organizations

July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
$200,000 awarded in grants to 22 health-related nonprofit organizations

$5,000 awarded among 5 nonprofit organizations in collaboration with the C.S. Independent’s Give! Initiative

$30,000 awarded in tuition scholarships to three third-year Osteopathic medical students

July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
$190,000 awarded to 16 health-related nonprofit organizations

$8,000 awarded to 8 nonprofit organizations in collaboration with the C.S. Independent Give! Initiative

$60,000 awarded in tuition scholarships to three third-year and three fourth-year Osteopathic medical students

$3,300 in discretionary grants awarded to nonprofit organizations such as Pikes Peak Chapter American Red Cross and Leadership Pikes Peak

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
$150,000 awarded in grants to 14 health-related nonprofit organizations; $5,000 in grants awarded to 5 nonprofit organizations in collaboration with the C.S. Independent’s Give! Initiative and $2,500 in other discretionary grants awarded

$50,000 awarded in tuition scholarships to two third-year and three fourth-year Osteopathic medical students; $1,000 scholarship awarded to the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholar

CSOF received the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Partners in Philanthropy Outstanding Grant Making Organization Award

July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014
$150,000 awarded in grants to 11 health-related nonprofit organizations; $8,000 in grants awarded to 5 nonprofit organizations in collaboration with the C.S. Independent’s Give! Initiative and $2,000 in a discretionary grant to NAMI

$50,000 awarded in tuition scholarships to 3 third-year and 2 fourth-year Osteopathic medical students; $1,000 scholarship awarded to the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholar

CSOF received CASA’s Foundation Investor Award on August 22, 2013

July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015
$156,000 awarded in grants to 16 health-related nonprofit organizations; $6,500 awarded in discretionary grants to six nonprofit organizations

$50,000 awarded in tuition scholarships to 2 third-year and 3 fourth-year Osteopathic medical students; $1,000 scholarship awarded to the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholar

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
$160,000 awarded in grants to 17 health-related nonprofit organizations; $12,000 awarded in discretionary grants to 7 nonprofit organizations

$50,000 awarded in scholarships to 3 third-year and 2 fourth-year Osteopathic medical students; $1,000 scholarship awarded to the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholar

July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
$147,000 awarded in grants to 11 health and human service nonprofit organizations; $13,000 awarded in discretionary grants to 5 nonprofit organizations

CSOF received NAMI-C.S.’s 2016 Investor Award on May 4, 2017

$50,000 awarded in scholarships to 2 third-year and 3 fourth-year Osteopathic medical students; $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholar

HELPFUL LINKS
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American Osteopathic Association
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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
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Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
 
 

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation | 422 E. Vermijo, Suite 311, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Mailing Address: PO Box 49577, Colorado Springs, CO 80949