Committed to Colorado

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

COVID-19 Response

Colorado’s most vulnerable small businesses will benefit from nearly $14.5 million in new commitments and leveraged support from Gates.

Our rapid 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.

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

Planning & Design Support Available for Applicants to Governor’s RISE Education Fund

Planning & Design Support Available for Applicants to Governor’s RISE Education Fund

Gates and Gary Community Investments are teaming up to help educators apply to the Governor's RISE Education Fund, to ensure the grant ...

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 ...

Colorado’s overlooked small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

Colorado’s overlooked small businesses still have time to grab a lifeline

Through August 8, Colorado’s three SBA-approved nonprofit lenders – DreamSpring, Colorado Enterprise Fund, and Colorado Lending Source ...