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

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CASE STUDY: Supporting Rural Communities’ Aspirations for Students by Building on Local Assets, Existing Initiatives, and Shared Goals. Learn more.

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“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.

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CASE STUDY: Supporting Rural Communities’ Aspirations for Students by Building on Local Assets

CASE STUDY: Supporting Rural Communities’ Aspirations for Students by Building on Local Assets

Gates partnered with The Civic Canopy and Wend Ventures to support local groups in Alamosa, Cañon City, and Durango to advance big ...

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.

In Support of a More Inclusive Colorado

As participants in last month’s Rural Philanthropy Days convening in Del Norte, Gates Family Foundation joins the Colorado Trust ...