Committed to ColoradoWorking with partners and communities across the state to address long-term quality of life challenges and opportunities.
32 RISE Fund grantees will share over $40 million to innovate and transform public education in the time of COVID
More than $300K total awarded to 34 rural theaters via public-private COVID Support Initiative.
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Our Focus Areas
We use creative philanthropy to maximize our impact on the core quality of life challenges facing Colorado.
Foundation News and Insights
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
As much as 80 percent of this economic activity would bolster rural economies, by helping to reduce farm debt, increase savings, and ...
As hedge funds and billionaires clash swords over control of big-city newsrooms nationwide, Gates Family Foundation and a coalition of ...
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.