Committed to Colorado

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

COVID-19 Response

K-12 educators, out-of-school learning providers, and families: Apply now for $325,000 in grants to support innovations in learning. Learn more.

Colorado’s most vulnerable small businesses will benefit from nearly $14.5 million in new commitments and leveraged support from Gates.

Our rapid 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.

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.

Foundation News and Insights

Fifteen Innovative Projects Receive Nearly $150,000 From COVID-19 Education Fund

Fifteen Innovative Projects Receive Nearly $150,000 From COVID-19 Education Fund

The fund will distribute a total of at least $325,000 on a rolling basis to promote resilient education systems and stimulate new ...

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.

Congratulations to the 2020 Gates Family Foundation Harvard Fellows

Congratulations to the 2020 Gates Family Foundation Harvard Fellows

Eight civic leaders from across Colorado have been selected to attend a three-week program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy ...