Investment of The Trust's assets are managed by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. The principle investment objective is to maintain the real value of the investments in perpetuity while allowing for suitable grant expenditures that facilitate the fulfillment of The Trust's mission. To achieve this, the overall goal is to earn 5 percent plus inflation. The Trust invests in a diverse mix of asset classes to reduce volatility and overall investment risk. For more detail on our investments, please consult any of our past tax returns (Form 990-PF).
The Trust’s net assets and liabilities were more than $511 million as of Dec. 31, 2017. Net income on investments and other transactions in 2017 was $74.1 million. The Trust provided over $11.8 million for charitable expenditures in 2017. Program services expenditures accounted for 80.8 percent of total expenses in 2016, down from 89.5 percent the year prior.
Since its inception in 1985, through 2017, The Colorado Trust has provided over $528 million in charitable support to grantees across Colorado.