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Whether you’re searching for GOCO news, want to learn about GOCO funds at work in communities statewide, or are looking for tips on upcoming funding and educational opportunities, you’ve come to the right place.

A New Adventure: Outgoing ED Jim Spaanstra Learns to Hunt

March
29
2017

Jim Spaanstra has dedicated a decade’s worth of service to GOCO, both on its board and as executive director for the last year. In addition to being a brilliant leader, Spaanstra is also an avid adventurer.

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Where Do You GOCO - February 2017 Closed Projects

March
28
2017

There’s a lot of fanfare around grant awards, but what happens after ceremonial checks are presented, reporters have published their articles, and the interviews are over? Our grantees get down to business.

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Where Do You GOCO - January 2017 Closed Projects

February
15
2017

There’s a lot of fanfare around grant awards, but what happens after the ceremonial checks are presented, the reporters have published their articles, and the interviews are over? Our grantees get down to business.

GOCO funding has built parks and trails, helped communities recover from floods and schools build new playgrounds, protected wildlife habitat and open space, and improved outdoor amenities like campgrounds and boat ramps. We’re funded completely by Colorado Lottery proceeds and have invested in more than 4,900 projects in all 64 counties. Read our annual report for more information >>

Each year, we award funding through competitive grant programs to communities across the state and to Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Grantees are typically allowed about two years to complete projects.

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GOCO Board Selects Chris Castilian as Executive Director

February
7
2017

The Board of Trustees of Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) is pleased to announce its selection of Chris Castilian for the GOCO executive director position. A native of Colorado, Castilian has a lengthy history of both private and public service, including serving as deputy chief of staff for Gov. Bill Owens, as well as director of the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners. Most recently, Castilian was director of strategy and engagement for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., where he led government affairs, social investment, employee engagement, and stakeholder outreach for the Rockies region.

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Where Do You GOCO - December Closed Projects

January
17
2017

There’s a lot of fanfare around grant awards, but what happens after the ceremonial checks are presented, the reporters have published their articles, and the interviews are over? Our grantees get down to business.

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