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Working with partners and communities across the state to address long-term quality of life challenges and opportunities.

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2020 Annual Report: We pivoted to address the COVID-19 pandemic, while remaining steadfast in supporting longtime partners and core strategic initiatives — deploying a total of $44 million toward charitable and mission-aligned purposes. Read more.

Our office remains closed: Currently all Gates staff members are working primarily from home. The latest is here.

Foundation News and Insights

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

The Tribe's new school, Kwiyagat Community Academy, is scheduled to open in Fall 2021. Ernest House Jr. shares more on the vision and ...

CSU Study Shows Future Land Conservation Could Bring $195 Million in Economic Activity and 1,200 New Jobs to Rural Colorado Communities

CSU Study Shows Future Land Conservation Could Bring $195 Million in Economic Activity and 1,200 New Jobs to Rural Colorado Communities

As much as 80 percent of this economic activity would bolster rural economies, by helping to reduce farm debt, increase savings, and ...

‘I think we’re set up to make some real change in the world’

‘I think we’re set up to make some real change in the world’

Gates board member Richard Gates Kiely sits down for a conversation on the Foundation's past and present, from founding intent to legacy.

See Our Impact

“Throw your hat across the creek.”

The Gates Family Foundation is committed to Colorado. We’re working with partners across the state to address Colorado’s most daunting challenges.

Learn more about our vision, our work, and our strategies in this three-minute video.