Once a corporate and community well-being initiative of the Gates Rubber Company, the Gates Family Foundation now works to advance opportunities in a variety of ways for all Coloradoans, promote excellent stewardship of the state’s natural resources, and grow leadership and build civic capacity.
Land, facilities, and civic infrastructure are long-term assets that can transform the ability of nonprofit and community organizations to serve Colorado communities. For this reason, the Gates Family Foundation invests in capital projects across the state, in both rural and urban areas. We strive to be responsive to each community’s unique needs and opportunities.
Our capital grants are generally limited to comprehensive capital campaigns, which are typically for building purchases, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition.
We fund capital projects within five categories:
When making funding decisions, we prioritize: