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Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants

Gates Family Foundation
Sep 15, 2020

The Gates Family Foundation provides grants for capital campaigns including support for building purchase, construction, expansion, renovation, and/or land acquisition for Colorado organizations working in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture:
    Project examples include:
    • Libraries and museums
    • Performing arts organizations
    • Historic preservation that contributes to community revitalization
  • Education:
    Project examples include:
    • Public schools in rural areas that have planned capital improvements which are heavily used by the community, and that reinforce the long-term viability of the area
    • Licensed early childhood education centers with particular, but not exclusive, interest in rural areas of the state to assure readiness for elementary school and to strengthen rural economies
    • Charter schools that serve a substantial proportion of low-income students, have demonstrated high academic achievement, and are utilizing a sustainable financial model
    • Organizations that provide life-long learning and experiential learning to a broad audience
  • Well-being of Children, Youth, and Families
    Project examples include:
    • Human service organizations promoting self-sufficiency
    • Community and senior centers
    • Family resource centers
    • Youth mentoring organizations
    • Nonprofit dental clinics
    • Residential treatment centers for youth
    • Transitional housing facilities
    • Job training
    • Rural health centers (non-FQHC)
  • Parks and Recreation
    Project examples include:
    • Greenways and trail systems
    • Outdoor/indoor recreation facilities
  • Community Development and Revitalization:
    Project examples include:
    • Restoration of historically significant architecture that contributes to community revitalization
    • Development of rural main streets
    • Heritage tourism as a means of promoting economic health for rural areas
    • Public-private partnerships for economic development

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2), and provide services benefiting the state of Colorado and its citizens.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts are not specified.

Applicants should have commitments for approximately 30% of the funds needed to complete the project before submitting a capital grant application.

Application process

Information on the application process is available on the program website.

Applicants are encouraged to contact a program officer prior to submission to discuss the project and the substance of the proposal.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Child welfare · Children and youth · Clinics · Community and economic development · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Infrastructure · Oral health · Rural Health Clinics · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Colorado

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