Have you ever wondered how land in Colorado gets conserved and what that really means? To conserve something is to protect it—and since protecting land is an important part of what GOCO and many of its partners do—we thought we’d take the opportunity to break down how it (typically) works.
December 8, 2016 was a big day for GOCO. Not only had our board just awarded one of our largest rounds of funding, but $13.2 million of that funding was awarded to our six pilot coalitions for the Inspire Initiative. We brought together Inspire Initiative coalition members, youth leaders, partners, supporters, and the media to celebrate a huge milestone for this groundbreaking initiative to get kids outside and break down barriers keeping them from connecting with nature. Read more about Celebrating GOCO's Inspire Initiative Pilots
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. Read more about Where Do You GOCO - November Closed Projects
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. Read more about Where Do You GOCO - October Projects
GOCO's Fiscal Year 2016 annual report is on its way to the printer, and will be in your mailbox (and inbox) by the end of the year. In the meantime, we've got a sneak preview of a new feature in this year's edition - a map of the fiscal year's funded projects. We're also excited to have our first Spanish version of the annual report this year, which will be live at GOCO.org/informe in December.
If you want an English version of the annual report in the flesh, send us your mailing address: Read more about Annual Report Preview
This summer, as part of our annual grant writing workshops, GOCO embarked on a nine-stop listening tour around the state, soliciting input and capturing feedback. We invited people from all grant-eligible entities and were so pleased with turnout. We met with experienced grantees looking for the latest information, reconnected with previous applicants who hadn’t been through our grant process for a while, and greeted new faces eager to understand how GOCO funding works. Read more about We Hear You - 2016 Listening Tour Takeaways
Update: As of January 2017, we are no longer accepting applications for the Executive Director position. Thank you for your interest.
The GOCO Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director to drive the effective stewardship of this unique, important state resource. The GOCO Executive Director will implement a vision for the organization, enhance and maintain relationships with partners across the state, lead key public policy and public affairs activities, oversee operations and a staff of 15, and work closely with the board to identify policy issues and develop recommendations. Read more about GOCO Seeks Executive Director
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. Read more about Where Do You GOCO - September Projects
Dylan joined GOCO earlier this month as our Database Coordinator, a new full-time position at GOCO. Dylan works on maintaining and improving our GIS database, along with helping GOCO step fully into the 21st century with our new digital grant record database. He's our go-to guy for all things technical, and we're so excited to have Dylan on board!