Gill Foundation


Every Coloradan should have equal access to the state’s tremendous economic opportunities, which make Colorado a great place to call home:

#5 Among Most Innovative States
#4 Among States for STEM Jobs
#7 Among Top States for Growth and Economic Future
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#1 Economy in the United States

Our funding supports the goal of ensuring everyone in Colorado has the same opportunity to thrive.

Source: “Economy rankings…” 2019.
“Best and Worst State…” June 3, 2019.
“Economic Climate: The Best…” March 5, 2018.


$52 Million

invested in Colorado since inception has helped make Colorado one of the most LGBTQ-friendly states in the nation and home to leading financial resiliency programs, like the first-in-the-nation Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment.

Source: “Equality Maps Snapshot.” Movement Advancement Project.
“Why Colorado Needs a Statewide Office of Financial Empowerment.” The Bell Policy Center.

Our Approach

  • Learn.

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

  • Focus.

    Prioritize philanthropic giving in specific areas to accelerate the pace of progress where it’s needed most.

  • Collaborate.

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


We make grants in Colorado in four critical areas:

  • LGBTQ Advocacy: Securing equal rights for LGBTQ Coloradans and removing barriers to critical services for the LGBTQ community.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education: Cultivating critical-thinking skills for the next generation of Colorado leaders and advancing Colorado’s leadership in the field.
  • Financial Services: Protecting Colorado consumers and building a stronger middle class by promoting fair lending practices, financial literacy, and access to safe capital.
  • Public Broadcasting: Supporting community-focused, in-depth journalism across the state, especially in rural and mountain communities outside the coverage area of major news stations.

Help Make a Change

We welcome funding allies to join us in creating a more prosperous Colorado.