Committed to ColoradoWorking with partners and communities across the state to address long-term quality of life challenges and opportunities.
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.
Our Focus Areas
We use creative philanthropy to maximize our impact on the core quality of life challenges facing Colorado.
Foundation News and Insights
Projects from across Colorado state were selected from 60 applicants to receive Planning and Design Support grant awards.
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 ...
This is #newsCOneeds: 25 Colorado Newsrooms Selected for Matching Grants to Raise a Quarter-Million for Local Journalism
The year-end #newsCOneeds campaign will spotlight the positive impacts that Colorado newsrooms are making in their communities.
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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.