Committed to Colorado

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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Foundation News and Insights

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 ...

Gates, GOCO, Others Partner to Fund Large-Scale Habitat Restoration and Stewardship

Gates, GOCO, Others Partner to Fund Large-Scale Habitat Restoration and Stewardship

Applications are due February 27 for the first round, which will award up to $2.5 million to 6-12 projects statewide.

2020 Brings Change to Gates’ Capital Grants Program

2020 Brings Change to Gates’ Capital Grants Program

We are reducing the number of cycles we'll accept capital grant requests, from three to two in 2020 -- though the relative amount we ...