Colorado Rural Opportunity Zones: A Generational Opportunity for Rural Colorado

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

The new federal tax law created "Opportunity Zones," which will offer significant incentives for those who make long-term investments in rural and low-income urban areas through the nation. Colorado alone has 126 of these zones, with the majority located outside of the Front Range metro areas. What is the role of foundations in Opportunity Zones? 

Join the Rural Funders Learning Network of the Colorado Association of Funders for a funder webinar to learn more about Opportunity Zones in rural areas of Colorado. We'll be reviewing what drove the Opportunity Zone legislation and how Colorado selected their zones; rural investment opportunities - energy projects, businesses, real estate, etc.; and what foundations can do - fund local investment prospectus, fund local expert investment staff, support community engagement and organizing, and provide PRI and MRI investments. After the presentation there will be plenty of time for question and answer and dialogue among participants of the call. 


  • Paul Major, President and CEO, Telluride Foundation
  • Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade