Committed to Colorado

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

What’s New

April 1, 2019 is our next deadline for capital grant proposals.

Learn more about what we fund and how you can apply.

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."

Colorado Voters Approve $1 Billion In Local Funding For the Outdoors

Colorado Voters Approve $1 Billion In Local Funding For the Outdoors

In an election where not a single statewide initiative passed, taxes for land, water, and parks were popular with local voters.

Local Foundations Galvanize Support as Denverite and Colorado Public Radio Join Forces

Local Foundations Galvanize Support as Denverite and Colorado Public Radio Join Forces

The statewide public radio network will acquire the Denver-based digital newsroom, in a move that will strengthen local journalism and ...