Gap Fund Partners

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund is led by a spirited team of Colorado innovators. Spanning the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, they represent the diversity of Colorado’s economy. Together with our Gap Fund Partners, we are working to ensure struggling small businesses have access to the additional capital needed to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.

Thus far, the Gap Fund has awarded more than $26 million in grants and loans for sole proprietorships, small businesses, and non-profits across Colorado. Businesses can apply for up to a total of $35,000 in financial assistance. The funds will be distributed via an existing network of Community Development Financial Institutions, Regional Business Loan Funds, and non-profit lenders.


Joe Garcia

Gap Fund Committee Chair

Gap Fund Partners

Sonya Guram


Gap Fund Partners

Danielle Shoots

The Colorado Trust

Gap Fund Partners

Wendy Lea

Energize Colorado

Gap Fund Partners

Monique Lovato

Community Leader

Erin Brown

The Colorado Health Foundation

Gap Fund Partners

Papa Dia

African Leadership Group

Gap Fund Partners

Mike Ferrufino

Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Mena Yaft

Kaiser Permanente

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Susan Dorsey

Gates Family Foundation

Ryan D. Cobbins

Gap Fund Program Director



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