Committed to Colorado

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

What’s New

Our next deadline for capital grant applications is October 1. Learn more.

Presenting a deeper look into the Gates Family Foundation: See our 2018 Annual Report.

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.

Foundation News and Insights

Colorado Voices: Building the Next Generation of School Leaders

Colorado Voices: Building the Next Generation of School Leaders

"It is a myth to believe that there are not people of color -- or women -- who want to open a school."

Water Journalists’ Forum: Land Use Decisions Could Make or Break the River That Sustains One in Nine Americans

Water Journalists’ Forum: Land Use Decisions Could Make or Break the River That Sustains One in Nine Americans

Gates co-sponsored the two-day event in Phoenix to connect ~50 journalists from CO and across the U.S. to the water world's foremost experts.

Colorado Voices: Building Equitable Cities Through Smart Development (Jeff Su, Mile High Connects)

Colorado Voices: Building Equitable Cities Through Smart Development (Jeff Su, Mile High Connects)

"Disparate growth, transportation problems, gentrification, displacement -- these are vital problems to solve."