Colorado Impact Fund - Bridge Fund I - Gates Family Foundation
Project Description

An investment in a private equity fund that provides growth capital to Colorado companies that have potential to generate strong market returns, but also generate social and/or environmental benefits.

CIF’s objectives are for its investments to drive positive community impact by (1) investing in entrepreneurs who address community challenges through their business models, (2) providing capital to founders who might otherwise lack access to institutional capital including those in rural areas, and (3) supporting companies with exemplary business practices in core Colorado industries

As a founding investor in the Colorado Impact Fund, Gates extended our initial $4 million investment into this bridge fund in order to help capitalize the next ventures in the pipeline.

Amount $1,500,000
Year Awarded 2019
Support Type Mission-Related Investment
Strategic Priorities

Community Development > Access to Economic Opportunity

Areas Served

* Statewide

Term 2.5 years
Payment Schedule