Committed to Colorado

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

COVID-19 Response

Energize Colorado Gap Fund awards $6.7 million to 547 small businesses in first round, 97 percent which are BIPOC- and women-owned. See all Gates small business commitments.

Fifteen teams selected receive $300,000 in planning and design support to apply for RISE Education Fund.

Our COVID-19 response grants are addressing immediate needs in public health, food security and vulnerable populations, and supporting systemic responses from our long-time partners.

Updates on our office and staff are here.

Foundation News and Insights

15 Teams Selected to Receive Planning and Design Support to Apply for RISE Education Fund

15 Teams Selected to Receive Planning and Design Support to Apply for RISE Education Fund

Projects from across Colorado state were selected from 60 applicants to receive Planning and Design Support grant awards.

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 ...

This is #newsCOneeds: 25 Colorado Newsrooms Selected for Matching Grants to Raise a Quarter-Million for Local Journalism

This is #newsCOneeds: 25 Colorado Newsrooms Selected for Matching Grants to Raise a Quarter-Million for Local Journalism

The year-end #newsCOneeds campaign will spotlight the positive impacts that Colorado newsrooms are making in their communities.

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.