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Our Home

Colorado is our home. We invest here to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to thrive.

The Reality In Our Great State:

#2 Among States for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
#4 Among States for Technology and Science
#7 Among Top States for Business
#8 Among States in Long-Term Job Growth

Source: “Colorado governor’s office responds….” April 23, 2014.

Yet Not all Coloradans have equal access to the state’s tremendous economic opportunity, and the state lacks resources to correct the inequity on its own.

Our Focus

We make grants in Colorado in four critical areas:

LGBT advocacy and services: our core mission, so no Coloradan will be left behind.

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education: cultivates critical-thinking skills for the individual and long-term competitiveness for our state’s population.

Civic engagement and communications: so all Coloradans have a say in our state’s future.

Public broadcasting: so our state’s people are more and better informed.

Our Approach


Explore, research, and determine where strategic investments can improve the lives of Coloradans.


Prioritize philanthropic giving in innovative efforts, measure results, refine strategy, give again.


Partner with allied foundations and individuals to fund together and increase our collective impact.

Depth of Commitment

$8.5 million

invested in Colorado in 2012 and 2013 alone.

34% of our giving stayed
in Colorado in 2013.

Work In Action

Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable

The Gill Foundation funds the Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable, a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works together with a network of forty-three other charitable organizations dedicated to achieving an inclusive, engaged, just, and equitable state for all Coloradans.

Colorado Education Initiative

The Gill Foundation funds the Colorado Education Initiative, an independent non-profit that collaborates with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), schools and districts across the state to accelerate achievement for all Colorado students.

New Era Colorado Foundation

The Gill Foundation supports the efforts of New Era Colorado Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that engages, educates, and trains a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

Bell Policy Center

Gill Foundation funds the nonpartisan Bell Policy Center, which recommends public policies that move Colorado families toward self-sufficiency.

Make a

We seek funding allies
who will join with us.

Contact one of our Colorado program experts today