Committed to ColoradoWorking with partners and communities to build a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable Colorado for all.
Need Capital Grant Support? September 1 is our final application deadline for 2022; our team is holding office hours to answer your questions.
Our New Strategic Plan: Our program officers share highlights from our new strategic plan, which guides grantmaking, impact investments, and staff activities for the next five years.
Our Office is Open(ish): Gates staff members are back in the office at least two days per week, but meetings are limited. The latest is here.
Our Focus Areas
We use creative philanthropy to maximize our impact on the core quality of life challenges facing Colorado.
Foundation News and Insights
‘We Are One Community’: Gates Releases Case Study on Charter-District Compact in the Roaring Fork Valley
Relationships between district and charter school leaders are often fraught and framed as a competition for scarce resources. But when ...
In early 2021, the Gates Family Foundation natural resources team reached out to peers, partners, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders for feedback to inform the development of strategies to reduce challenges and maximize opportunities for conservation of our beautiful state and its natural resources.
Eight civic leaders from across Colorado have been selected to attend a three-week program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Sustaining trustworthy, solutions-focused, local news is key to making progress in our core areas of focus. To continue our progress, the Gates Family Foundation surveyed journalists, philanthropic funders, and nonprofit leaders to identify challenges and opportunities to keep our communities informed.
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.