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.
June 1 was National Trails Day and the event gave me a chance to consider the many benefits that trails provide in Colorado. It’s no secret Coloradans love trails. Trails for biking along the South Platte. Trails for hiking on open spaces. Trails that connect us to Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks. Trails near neighborhoods that allow us to commute to work or our kids to bike to school.Read more »
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Our grant-writing workshops are designed to assist you in preparing grant applications for park, outdoor recreation, and environmental education projects.Read more »
Okay, so you know that we award grants, but did you know that we do everything we can to ensure that your grant application is successful? (Provided you’re an eligible organization with an eligible project.)Read more »
Notice anything different about us? We hope so. And we hope you like what you see. Our new website is designed with you in mind. If you're looking for a place to hike, bike, camp, kayak, picnic or see Colorado wildlife, you'll find it here. We want to make it easy for you and your family to get outside and play. Connecting people with Colorado’s great outdoors is what we’re all about.Read more »
Since awarding our first grants in 1994, GOCO has racked up some impressive numbers: We’ve infused more than $772 million in Lottery funds back into the state; awarded grants to approximately 3,500 projects in all 64 counties; permanently protected more than 1 million acres of open space; created or restored more than 725 miles of trails; and developed or enhanced 1,150 community parks and outdoor recreation areas. Our investments in Colorado are visible in communities statewide. But our soundest investment―and one that offers the greatest return―just may be in Colorado youth.Read more »