2020 Annual Report - Gates Family Foundation

2020 Annual Report

Letter from the President & Board Chair

It is an understatement to say 2020 was a year unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement shaped so much of what we all experienced. Like many other organizations, Gates Family Foundation had to pivot quickly to respond to the public health challenge and the widespread economic impacts caused by the shutdown of so much activity. We did so by shifting a significant amount of our previously allocated grant dollars to help meet the most pressing priorities in our community.

From April through the fall, the Foundation made a total of $1.9 million in COVID-related relief grants. These grants addressed a wide variety of needs including the public health response, food insecurity, small business support, assistance to particularly vulnerable populations, and support to sustain many of our long-term nonprofit partners. The Foundation also participated in a number of collective efforts, including the Governor’s COVID relief fund, the Arts and Culture Relief Fund, the Black Resilience in Colorado Fund, the Energize Colorado Gap Fund, the Colorado Farmer and Food System Fund, the Informed Communities Fund, the Left Behind Workers Fund, a relief fund focused on rural theaters, and multiple emergency food distribution efforts.

The Foundation also used it assets to commit more than $7 million in program-related investments (PRIs) to provide support to thousands of small businesses through nonprofit and community development financial institutions (CDFIs), as well as ensure those lenders could provide access for very small businesses to two rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Throughout 2020, the staff and board also continued its internal work to explore how each of us and the Foundation as an institution of privilege can address systemic racism, and work toward a more just and equitable Colorado. As the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans drew hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to the streets in protest, Gates Family Foundation made a commitment to focus our priorities and strengthen our internal accountability systems and policies in ways that address the needs of communities of color. These shifts will be articulated in an updated five-year strategic plan the Foundation will complete in 2021.

In total, the Foundation put $44 million to work for charitable and mission-aligned purposes in 2020. That total includes $21.5 million in grantmaking ($12 million of which occurred through the eight family funds housed at the Foundation), $2.4 million in operating expenditures, $3.8 million in COVID-related and non-COVID-related PRIs (including an additional $5 million in PPP support), and $3.5 million in new mission-related investments (MRIs) within the Foundation’s portfolio.

As you will see in the highlights provided below by the various staff teams, the Foundation’s work in 2020 addressed not only the COVID-19 crisis, but other important challenges – and opportunities – facing the state as well.

Students on a mountain in Southwest Colorado

Educational Equity

Unprecedented disruptions to student learning inspired widespread innovation, cross-system collaboration, and more focus on the needs of students and families.

Next 100 - Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Natural Resources

Addressing the climate crisis was a top priority, with new support for projects on forest health, water scarcity, and the multi-partner RESTORE Colorado effort.

Screengrab from presentation by Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC

Vibrant Communities

Community wealth-building, small business support, smart growth, and strengthening local news for informed, engaged communities were among our focus areas.

A woman and child wearing masks

COVID Response

We shifted focus and funding to prioritize food and housing insecurity, communities most impacted, and small business owners left out of other aid programs.

Montbello Organizing Committee's FreshLo Hub

Montbello Organizing Committee’s FreshLo Hub

As a grantmaker with a mandate to serve Colorado communities in perpetuity, the Foundation continued responsible stewardship of its assets. Despite the precipitous declines early in the year associated with the virus outbreak the shutdown of so much economic activity, the portfolio achieved a 14.4 percent return for the year. As of December 31, 2020, the Foundation’s total assets were just over $557 million.

The Foundation’s responsive capital grants program received 123 requests in 2020, and we committed $3.35 million to 62 projects. Among the most noteworthy were a $700,000 commitment to the Highline Canal Conservancy, and significant commitments to the Montbello FreshLo hub, the renovation of Denver Public Library’s central facility, the Artspace Space to Create project in Ridgway, and support to the National Wildlife Federation to continue its work bringing active play and nature experiences to early childhood education facilities throughout Colorado.

The DreamKeepers Project - Lyra CO Education Innovation Fund

Education Innovation Fund grant recipient The DreamKeeper’s Project

In addition to COVID-related grantmaking, 2020 was an active year in all of the Foundation’s initiated grantmaking areas. The education team worked with other funder partners and Lyra Colorado to launch the Education Innovation Fund to help educators respond to the pandemic and the rapid transition to remote learning. Building on that experience, the team went on to support the Governor’s RISE education fund (Response, Innovation, and Student Equity) and to also launch the RISE Planning and Design Support grant program to provide support to RISE applicants that needed assistance to develop competitive applications. Gates and Lyra also collaborated on the launch of the Environmental Science and Climate Institute working with multiple school districts and Fort Lewis College in southwest Colorado.

In other areas, the natural resources team helped advance the ReStORE Colorado fund with partners Great Outdoors Colorado, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The pooled fund facilitates investment in significant habitat restoration efforts throughout Colorado. The team also provided support to the Quivira Coalition for its work advancing regenerative agriculture practices, soil health, and natural climate solutions. The community development program provided significant grant support to the Montbello Organizing Committee  FreshLo Hub, a mixed use project that will provide affordable housing, a community-focused grocery store, health and nutrition resources, and a performance venue and rehearsal spaces to the Montbello community in northeast Denver.

COVID Diaries Colorado: A Day in the PandemicThe past year was also a significant year for the informed communities program. The Colorado Media Project — supported by Gates, Rose Community Foundation, Democracy Fund and a coalition of local funders — launched the Informed Communities COVID Response Fund that provided support to trusted news sources that provided essential pandemic information to underserved communities. In addition, CMP joined with the Colorado Press Association, the Colorado Independent, and other partners to launch the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab), a statewide network of journalists including 10 founding tenants of the shared COLab Newsroom at Rocky Mountain Public Media’s new Buell Public Media Center. In April, COLab launched its first statewide collaborative project, COVID Diaries, that captured the dramatic impacts of the pandemic on Coloradoans statewide.

Highlights of the Foundation’s impact investing work, in addition to the COVID-related commitments already noted, included multiple PRI and MRI commitments. PRI commitments included $1.5 million to help scale The Colorado Sun as a trusted statewide news source and $1.25 million to the Metro Denver Impact Facility to support important community development projects undertaken by the Urban Land Conservancy. The Foundation also made three MRI commitments in 2020. Two were focused in the education technology area, including a $1.25 million commitment to Reach Capital Fund III and a $3 million commitment to Owl Ventures IV. The Foundation also made an investment in the Avesta Prologue Fund to help launch this venture fund focused on graduates of top tier accelerator programs with an emphasis on companies addressing climate and economic inequality.

Dori Biester

Finally, the Foundation said farewell to trustee Dori Biester, who retired from the board at the end of 2020 after 13 years of dedicated service. The board and staff will miss her wisdom and kind spirit immensely. In 2020, the board added two new trustees, Rich Gates Kiely as a family trustee, and longtime public and community servant Rosemary Rodriquez as a non-family trustee. Their terms on the board began in January of 2021.

2020 was a year that stretched all of us in many ways. We are grateful for the creative and collaborative ways in which our staff responded to the many needs and emerging issues throughout the year. We also greatly appreciate the willingness of the Foundation’s trustees to be nimble and open-minded as we all navigated the events of the past year and tried to use all of our resources to support partners and communities through a very trying time. Lastly, our thanks to all of those who were on the front lines throughout 2020 caring for and serving people in communities across Colorado.

Sincerely,

Dane G. Harbaugh
Board Chair
Gates Family Foundation

Thomas A. Gougeon
President
Gates Family Foundation

2020 Financials

Total Philanthropic Activity:
$44.0 million

Pie chart showing $44 million of philanthropic activity

GFF Strategic Grants Paid:
$4,871,500

Gates Responsive Grants Paid:
$4,664,478

Grantee Paid in 2020 Type Strategic Priority Area Served
5280 High School $40,000

Capital Grant

Education

Denver

A+ Colorado $60,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Academy of Advanced Learning $30,000

Capital Grant

Education

El Paso

Adoption Exchange (The) $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Alamosa School District $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Alamosa

Alliance for Sustainable Colorado $15,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

America Succeeds $130,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Denver

Archuleta School District #50 Jt. $3,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Archuleta

Artspace $50,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Las Animas

Audubon Rockies $50,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Aurora Public Schools $250,000

Capital Grant

Education

Arapahoe

Avesta $110,000

Mission-Related Investment

Community Development

Beartooth Capital Fund III $250,281

Mission-Related Investment

Natural Resources

Colorado and beyond

Bethel Community Center $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Lincoln

Beulah Heritage Preservation League $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Pueblo

Bicycle Colorado $100,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Big Green (The) $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Arapahoe

Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club $35,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Montrose

BookTrails Inc. $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Routt

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County $35,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Chaffee County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Boulder

Bright Future Foundation for Eagle County $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Eagle

Canon City School District $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Fremont

Canon City School District $50,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Fremont

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

CASA of the Seventh Judicial District, Inc. $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Delta

Center for African American Health $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Center for Community Wealth Building $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Center for Community Wealth Building $30,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Center for People with Disabilities $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Boulder

Central Colorado Conservancy $50,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Chaffee

Chalkbeat $75,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Chinook Fund – Another World is Possible Fund $20,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

City of La Junta $25,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Otero

City of Pueblo $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Pueblo

CiviCO $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Clear Creek County $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Clear Creek

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger $40,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust $35,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Routt

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association $60,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Colorado Charter Facility Solutions $1,631,250

Program-Related Investment

Education

* Statewide

Colorado Children’s Campaign $25,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Colorado Children’s Campaign $50,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Colorado College $100,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

El Paso

Colorado Education Organizing Funder Collaborative (CEO) $60,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Denver

Colorado Enterprise Fund – FirstBank PPP Credit Facility $3,167,000

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Forum Fund $13,500

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Denver

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative $70,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Colorado Headwaters Land Trust $40,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Grand

Colorado Hospital Association – Colorado Hospitals for a Healthy Environment $40,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority – Energize Colorado Gap Fund $100,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority – Energize Colorado Gap Fund $1,000,000

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Impact Fund $185,782

Mission-Related Investment

Community Development

* Statewide

Colorado Impact Fund – Bridge Fund I $106,538

Mission-Related Investment

Community Building

* Statewide

Colorado League of Charter Schools $30,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Colorado Lending Source – Character Based Small Business Lending Fund $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Lending Source – Character Based Small Business Lending Fund $250,000

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Lending Source – FirstBank PPP Credit Facility $4,666,500

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado National Monument Association $20,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Mesa

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Open Lands $35,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Delta

Colorado Public Radio $50,000

Strategic Grant

Community Building

Denver

Colorado Springs Food Rescue $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

El Paso

Colorado State University $20,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Colorado Succeeds $60,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Colorado Succeeds $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Colorado Water Trust $100,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Colorado Youth Congress $50,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Community Builders $65,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

* Statewide

Community Food Bank $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Mesa

Community Ministry of Southwest Denver $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Compañeros $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

La Plata

Conservation Fund $75,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Cotopaxi School District RE-3 $2,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Fremont

Crested Butte Land Trust $80,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Gunnison

Denver Food Rescue $15,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Denver Foundation – Arts and Culture Relief Fund $100,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Denver Foundation – Black Resilience in Colorado Fund $70,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Jefferson

Denver Public Library $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Denver Santa Claus Shop, Inc. $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Denver Urban Gardens $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Denver

DreamSpring $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

DreamSpring $50,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

* Statewide

DreamSpring – FirstBank PPP Credit Facility $466,500

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Education Reform Now $60,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

El Laboratorio $25,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Elevation Community Land Trust $75,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Elevation Community Land Trust $175,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Denver

Empower Community High School $25,000

Capital Grant

Education

Arapahoe

Enterprise Community Partners Inc. $40,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Environmental Defense Fund $100,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Faith Family Hospitality of Fort Collins $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Larimer

Family Resource Center Association Inc. $45,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Firefly Autism $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Jefferson

First Baptist Church of Denver $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

First Southwest Community Fund $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Alamosa

First Southwest Community Fund $500,000

Program-Related Investment

COVID-19 Response

Alamosa

Food Bank of the Rockies $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Fox Theatre Walsenburg $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Huerfano

Fremont RE-2 School District $2,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Fremont

Friends of Ski-Hi Park $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Rio Grande

Fund for a Healthier Colorado (The) $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Generation Schools $30,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Goodwill of Colorado $45,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Delta

Greater Colorado Venture Fund $50,000

Mission-Related Investment

Community Development

* Statewide

Guidestone Colorado $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Chaffee

Gunnison County $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Gunnison

Hart Center for Public Service $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Heartbeat Denver, Inc. $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

High Country News $50,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development, Natural Resources

Delta

HOPE Center $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Impact Charitable $20,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Inner City Health Center $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Karis Inc. $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Mesa

Keep it Colorado $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Keep it Colorado $125,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Keystone Center $100,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Montezuma

Keystone Policy Center $40,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Montezuma

La Puente Home $22,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Alamosa

Lake County Public Health Agency $40,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Lake

Lake County School District R-1 $3,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Lake

Latino Community Foundation of Colorado $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

LiveWell Colorado – Colorado Farmer and Food System Fund $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Lyme Timber Company LP – Opportunities Fund $30,000

Mission-Related Investment

Natural Resources

Colorado and beyond

Lyme Timber Company LP — Forest Fund V $302,000

Mission-Related Investment

Natural Resources

Colorado and beyond

Lyra Colorado $27,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Lyra Colorado $125,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Lyra Colorado $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Main Street Phoenix Project $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Mi Casa Resource Center $30,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Mile High Connects $75,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Mile High United Way $275,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Montbello Organizing Committee $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Denver

Montezuma Land Conservancy $63,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Montezuma

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project $45,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Montezuma

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project $20,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Montezuma

Montrose Recreation District $25,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Montrose

Moonshot edVentures $60,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Museum of Friends $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Huerfano

National Council on Teacher Quality $25,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation $250,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

National Museum of World War II Aviation, Inc. $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

El Paso

National Wild Turkey Federation $120,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

National Wildlife Federation $40,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

New Voice Strategies $2,500

Strategic Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

NewFarms $35,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Pueblo

North London Mill Preservation, Inc. $25,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Park

NPX Charitable Inc. $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Oxford Teachers Academy $50,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Pagosa Peak Open School $50,000

Capital Grant

Education

Archuleta

Palmer Land Trust $355,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Otero

Park People $43,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

PGIM Impact Value Partners $399,053

Mission-Related Investment

Community Development

Colorado and beyond

Philanthropy Colorado $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Pine River Shares $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

La Plata

Pool of Funds for San Luis Valley Focus Landscape $100,000

Pool of Funds

Natural Resources

Rio Grande

Qualistar Early Learning $100,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Quivira Coalition $50,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Re:Vision $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Reach Capital II $190,000

Mission-Related Investment

Education

Colorado and beyond

Redline Contemporary Art Center $20,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Regional Transit-Oriented Development Fund $196,875

Program-Related Investment

Community Development

Denver

Ricardo Flores Magon Academy $75,000

Capital Grant

Education

Denver

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Costilla

Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust $185,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

Alamosa

RISE Colorado $10,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Arapahoe

RISE Colorado $8,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Arapahoe

RISE Colorado $50,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Arapahoe

River Bridge Regional Center $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Garfield

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation $50,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Rio Blanco

Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center $25,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

* Statewide

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Educational and Charitable Foundation $32,500

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Pueblo

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute $50,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Rocky Mountain Public Media $75,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Rocky Mountain Public Media $70,000

Strategic Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

RootED $500,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Denver

Rose Affordable Housing Preservation Fund V $450,000

Mission-Related Investment

Community Development

Colorado and beyond

Rose Community Foundation – Colorado Media Project $367,772

Strategic Grant

Community Building

* Statewide

Roundup River Ranch $250,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Eagle

Routt County United Way $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Routt

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Boulder

San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition $20,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Alamosa

SARA House $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Morgan

Seasons Schoolhouse Inc. $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Gunnison

Sedgwick County $30,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Sedgwick

Silverton School District $1,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

San Juan

Sistahbiz $25,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Solar Energy International $15,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

* Statewide

South Central Council of Governments $15,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Huerfano

South Park Historical Foundation $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Park

St. George’s Episcopal Church $50,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Lake

Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley, Inc. $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Garfield

Sun Valley Community Center $2,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Swallow Hill Music Association $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Denver

Teach For America $100,000

Strategic Grant

Education

El Paso

The Colorado Education Initiative $50,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

The Delores Project $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

The GrowHaus $5,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

The Powerhouse $7,500

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

La Plata

The Wildflower Foundation $40,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership $75,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Town of Bristol Improvements Board $10,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Prowers

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs $25,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

Grand

Town of San Luis $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Costilla

Trailhead Institute – Colorado Farmer and Food System Fund $70,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

Trendlines $40,000

Strategic Grant

Education

* Statewide

Trust For Public Land $40,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

El Paso

University of Colorado Anschutz $30,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

* Statewide

University of Colorado Healthcare Innovation Fund $232,820

Mission-Related Investment

Community Building

Colorado and beyond

Urban Peak $15,000

Strategic Grant

COVID-19 Response

Denver

Valley Settlement $40,000

Strategic Grant

Education

Garfield

Village Exchange Center $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Arapahoe

West Colfax Business Improvement District $30,000

Strategic Grant

Community Development

Denver

West Community Economic Development Corp. $75,000

Capital Grant

Community Development

Denver

Western Slope Conservation Center $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Delta

Windward Fund – Water Funders Initiative $275,000

Strategic Grant

Natural Resources

* Statewide

Wright Stuff Community Foundation $10,000

Capital Grant

Natural Resources

San Miguel

YMCA of Northern Colorado $20,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Boulder

YWCA of Boulder County $25,000

Capital Grant

Community Building

Boulder