Colorado Thrives is actively looking for ideas, with an initial focus on improving economic mobility for all Coloradans, specifically through education, training and other forms of increasing access.

If you have an idea or hope to get in touch with our team, please contact us using the form below.

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Our Members

We are led by a group of 14 current and former Chief Executives from some of Colorado’s largest companies who have made a commitment to collectively leverage our voices, platforms, talent and resources to help Colorado thrive for the long-term. As committed civic leaders, we believe in the power of committed business leaders to ensure a better and more equitable future for all.

Our Pillars and Process

Economic Mobility is the current focus of our work and we are committed to supporting initiatives that increase opportunities for Coloradans through training and education. In addition, we are committed to actively pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion in all of our work, regardless of topic area. We will expand our focus over time and are currently investigating new initiatives in the area of environmental sustainability.

Our Selection Process

We select initiatives using a five-point screening process that includes:

  1. Does the initiative align with our purpose?

  2. What is the potential impact of the project or initiative?

  3. What is the probability the initiative will be successful?

  4. Will support from Colorado Thrives make a significant impact?

  5. What kind of investment is required?

How We Engage

Colorado Thrives considers the following forms of engagement with the initiatives we support:​

  • Convening business, community and government leaders
  • Advocating for or endorsing policy changes necessary to create an environment for the initiative to thrive
  • Driving change in our members’ organizations
  • Allocating talent to support an initiative
  • Catalyzing innovation and accelerating scale
  • Attracting scaled philanthropy
  • Providing funding


Colorado Thrives exists to advance Colorado as an inspiring and inclusive community known globally for innovation, collaboration, and overall well-being.


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