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Committed to Colorado

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

COVID-19 Response

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.

Energize Colorado Gap Fund awards $6.7 million to 547 small businesses in first round, 97 percent which are BIPOC- and women-owned. See all Gates small business commitments.

Updates on our office and staff are here.

Foundation News and Insights

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

Colorado Voices: Ute Mountain Ute School Advances a Long-Held Dream (Ernest House Jr.)

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

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 ...

What THE DROP’s new 104.7 FM position on your radio dial means for Colorado communities

What THE DROP’s new 104.7 FM position on your radio dial means for Colorado communities

Rocky Mountain Public Media expands its commitment to reach new and more diverse Colorado communities through community-responsive radio.

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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.

Learn more about our vision, our work, and our strategies in this three-minute video.