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About Us

GOCO invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. Our independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created by voters in 1992, GOCO has committed more than $1.1 billion in lottery proceeds to more than 5,000 projects in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support.

In the years ahead, GOCO's work will be guided by a strategic plan with three primary goals:

  • PROTECT more urban and rural land for people and wildlife, notably once-in-a-lifetime, large-scale projects.
  • CONNECT people to the outdoors by increasing bike and pedestrian access in communities across Colorado and filling gaps in important trail systems.
  • INSPIRE more kids and their families to explore and take care of our great outdoors by addressing the growing disconnect between youth and nature.