Committed to Colorado

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

COVID-19 Response

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.

Fifteen teams selected receive $300,000 in planning and design support to apply for RISE Education Fund.

Our COVID-19 response grants are addressing immediate needs in public health, food security and vulnerable populations, and supporting systemic responses from our long-time partners.

Updates on our office and staff are here.

Foundation News and Insights

Gates Salutes 32 RISE Fund Grantees Sharing Over $40 Million to Innovate and Transform Public Education

Of the 19 second-round projects, eight received support from Gates and partners to craft innovative and ambitious plans – we are inspired!

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 ...

Gates and YouthRoots Develop ‘Growing Insight and Voice’ Foundation Fellowships for Colorado Youth

Gates and YouthRoots Develop ‘Growing Insight and Voice’ Foundation Fellowships for Colorado Youth

Youth from across Colorado will get the chance to participate in a 15-week, paid fellowship at a philanthropic foundation through the ...

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.