COVID-19 Response Archives - Page 4 of 7 - Gates Family Foundation

News: COVID-19 Response

Throughout 2020, Gates Family Foundation shifted a significant amount of its grantmaking capacity from predetermined priorities into a responsive grantmaking pool of funds, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants provided immediate relief for nonprofits in the areas of public health, food security, and service to highly impacted populations, in addition to a number of contributions to pooled funds for systemic support.

Within our strategic focus areas, program officers also made a number of grants to address the pandemic in various ways.


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The Colorado Education Initiative

$50,000 | Awarded: 2020

To partner with the Colorado Department of Education to survey all Colorado’s 178 school districts to define needs as a result of the pandemic,

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Lyra Colorado

$125,000 | Awarded: 2020

To support creative responses to the disruptions caused in K-12 education by COVID

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Lyra Colorado

$25,000 | Awarded: 2020

To provide smaller and rural districts assistance in developing competitive applications for the Governor’s $32.7 million Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) Education Fund.

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University of Colorado Anschutz

$30,000 | Awarded: 2020

To build a website to be used as a tool for managing data, monitoring trends, projecting near-term conditions, and informing decision makers and the

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Keep it Colorado

$50,000 | Awarded: 2020

To support land trusts with the use of remote sensing technologies to monitor easements during COVID and to establish more resilient stewardship practices for