2021 Annual Report
2021 marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of Gates Family Foundation. In many ways, it was the perfect time to reconnect with our roots as a place-based philanthropic organization, the people and communities we attempt to serve, the realities of our time, and the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead. The milestone made last year’s strategic planning process an even more important opportunity for the staff and board to learn, reflect, and engage a multitude of perspectives.
Our 2021 Annual Report reflects on Gates Family Foundation’s deep and ongoing commitment to working alongside you, as we strive to build a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable Colorado for all. We, like so many of you, envision a vibrant and verdant Colorado where all people and communities thrive. In total, the Foundation put $46 million to work for charitable and mission-aligned purposes in 2021, including impact investments and grants from gates family funds and the main foundation.