The Lane Foundation


Our mission is to turn ideas into action: finding and supporting high-impact projects and leaders who will drive these efforts. 

Projects & Leadership

Building an Ecosystem

The Lane Foundation is actively looking to find big ideas, high-impact projects and leadership to lead these projects –and this city – into tomorrow. We partner strategically, put ego aside and try to find what is best and right for Colorado Springs. How we go about doing our work is just as important to us as the work, itself. We borrow big ideas from around the country and look for motivated partners to execute these plans.

UCCS Medical Campus

We believe the power of education is the grand equalizer. In a world of lopsided opportunities, we are hoping to level the playing field. Our investment in the UCCS Medical Campus is just that. We hope the healthcare providers of tomorrow will inspire and ultimately protect our city from disease and injury, finding new forms of treatment and prevention.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

The Zoo is one of only 10 zoos across the country that does not receive public dollars. We are proud to contribute to the sustainability of our award-winning zoo and bring awareness of exotic and endangered animals to our back yard. The leadership of the zoo is superb and who doesn’t love penguins and hippos?

Fine Arts Center

Not only do we have a passion for art, but we believe the arts are a deep connector for our city. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College drives culture and allows for multi-generation collisions. The FAC should be a place where big ideas are birthed through the inspiration of fine art. We are also very excited for the newly formed alliance with Colorado College that will allow the arts to be even stronger in our city.

Grants & Nonprofits

A Spirit of Collaboration

At the Lane Foundation, we believe a vibrant Colorado Springs starts when locals invest in their own community. We’re looking to encourage an ecosystem of sustainable nonprofits, community-centered projects and a vibrant city we are proud to call home.

What is your big idea?

How will you make it happen? 
It’s very important that you can dream big – that your vision for our community is nearly impossible. If this sounds like you, we’d like to partner with you to make the impossible, possible.

Apply for a Grant

The Lane Foundation will not be accepting new grant applications in 2019.   

Inspiring the Future

A history of investing in our community

Our vision for a vibrant Colorado Springs will not end with us. Instead, our goal is to ignite a spirit of philanthropy throughout our community – one that burns long after we’re gone.

Margot Lane

In Loving Memory

Margot Lane loved Colorado Springs and generously supported this community through the areas of education, culture, health and faith. Always able to see the bigger picture, Margot’s spirit of philanthropy was contagious. She desired to lead by example, believing that a greater vision for Colorado Springs is only possible when we all come together. Her infectious sense of humor and joyful spirit will be remembered by those closest to her.

Surrounded by loving friends and family, Margot passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017.

Meet the Lane Foundation team

Our core team and board support the mission of the Lane Foundation – turning ideas into action. Meet the people who work to continue Margot’s legacy here in Colorado Springs. 

Let's get to work

Projects & Leadership


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The Lane Foundation


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