Committed to ColoradoWorking with partners and communities across the state to address long-term quality of life challenges and opportunities.
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We use creative philanthropy to maximize our impact on the core quality of life challenges facing Colorado.
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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.
Foundation News and Insights
Water Journalists’ Forum: Land Use Decisions Could Make or Break the River That Sustains One in Nine Americans
Gates co-sponsored the two-day event in Phoenix to connect ~50 journalists from CO and across the U.S. to the water world's foremost experts.
"Disparate growth, transportation problems, gentrification, displacement -- these are vital problems to solve."