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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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Public Officials: Apply by March 4 for a Gates Fellowship to attend Harvard this summer.

Thankful for You: Feedback from strategic partners and community members from across Colorado is fueling progress on our new strategic plan. What we’re hearing — and what’s next.

Our office remains closed: Currently all Gates staff members are working primarily from home. The latest is here.

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YouthRoots Fellows Add Their Voices and Perspectives to the Gates Team

YouthRoots Fellows Add Their Voices and Perspectives to the Gates Team

This year, Gates hosted two inspiring young leaders who are changing the world and our communities for the better. Meet them here.

Connecting the dots between land, water, and community through innovation and partnership

Connecting the dots between land, water, and community through innovation and partnership

In early 2021, the Gates Family Foundation natural resources team reached out to peers, partners, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders ...

Public Officials: Apply by March 8 for a Gates Fellowship to Attend Harvard this Summer

Public Officials: Apply by March 8 for a Gates Fellowship to Attend Harvard this Summer

The JFK School's Senior Executives in State and Local Government program is an intensive three-week summer program to build new skills,

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.