Committed to ColoradoWorking with partners and communities across the state to address long-term quality of life challenges and opportunities.
P-20 educators: Gates and Gary Community Investments are offering planning and design support for applicants to the Governor’s RISE Education Fund. Learn more.
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.
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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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Foundation News and Insights
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
As much as 80 percent of this economic activity would bolster rural economies, by helping to reduce farm debt, increase savings, and ...
Through August 8, Colorado’s three SBA-approved nonprofit lenders – DreamSpring, Colorado Enterprise Fund, and Colorado Lending Source ...