Colorado Fiscal Institute

The Colorado Fiscal Institute fights for rational policies that promote equity and widespread prosperity in Colorado. CFI is a trusted voice that helps improve the lives of millions of Coloradans - and we depend on the generosity of supporters like you.

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Colorado Fiscal Institute​​​​​​​
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1905 Sherman Street, Suite 225
Denver, CO 80203
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Mission Statement

The Colorado Fiscal Institute envisions a Colorado where responsible economic and fiscal policies advance equity and widespread economic prosperity.

Our mission is to provide credible, independent and accessible analyses of fiscal and economic issues facing Colorado. We lead, inform and influence policy debates and contribute to sound decisions that improve the well-being of individuals, communities and the state as a whole.

Organization History

For almost 15 years, the Colorado Fiscal Institute operated as the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, a project of another Colorado nonprofit. Over that time, the Colorado Fiscal Institute became a recognized leader in fiscal and economic policy research and advocacy.

In October 2012, the project's leadership launched the Colorado Fiscal Institute as a separate nonprofit with the belief that an independent organization, dedicated solely to fiscal and economic policy would be more effective in building economic research capacity across the Colorado nonprofit community and in developing and promoting ideas that expand opportunity and economic prosperity for all Coloradans.


"The Colorado Fiscal Institute is distinguished statewide for its expertise on fiscal and budget policy. Its Purple Book is a must-read for every lawmaker."

Former Speaker of the House, Mark Ferrandino.

"FRESC highly values the partnership of the Colorado Fiscal Institute for their expertise on State and Federal budget issues that help us advocate fight for issues that impact Colorado workers. They extend our capacity to push innovative policy solutions forward."

Felicia Griffin, Executive Director, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities, community partner.

"The Colorado Fiscal Institute has been a critical partner, particularly on our transit affordability efforts. Their sophisticated research and analysis propelled our work forward in ways that would not have been possible without them. They translate complex data into understandable information, helping our partners to make thoughtful, research-driven decisions."

Dace West, Executive Director (former), Mile High Connects

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