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 $470 million as of Dec. 31, 2018. Net loss on investments and other transactions in 2018 was $20.2 million. The Trust provided over $18.4 million for charitable expenditures in 2018. Program services expenditures accounted for 92.5 percent of total expenses in 2017, up from 80.8 percent the year prior.
Since its inception in 1985, through 2018, The Colorado Trust has provided over $546 million in charitable support to grantees across Colorado.