Chambers Family Fund
Chambers Family Fund Foundation, creating women's funds foundations, children early care and education, systems change, Merle Chambers, Denver Colorado, Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, economic self-sufficiency, democratic values, funding for women and girls, philanthropy


2015 Annual Report Grantees

2015 Annual Report Grantees


9to5 Colorado, National Association of Working Women
Advancement of public policies that strengthen working women's ability to achieve economic justice and equal opportunities
(General Support)


Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Two-generation strategy for moving families beyond poverty
(Project Support)


Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Secure justice and economic security for all Coloradans, with special emphasis on women's economic self-sufficiency
(General and Project Support)


Global Fund for Women
Increase girls' access to education and advocate for and defend women's human rights around the world (General Support)


The Women's Foundation of Colorado
Improve women's economic self-sufficieny and positively impact girls' futures in Colorado (General Support)


Women's Funds Initiative
Endowment challenge gifts and operating support to expand women’s philanthropy and provide a permanent resource for women and girls in the states where the Chambers family’s oil business operated


Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma


Women’s Fund of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region


Women’s Foundation of Montana


Wyoming Women's Foundation $25,000


Colorado Children's Campaign
Improvement of outcomes for Colorado's children and families in the areas of education, child health and youth initiatives
(General Support)


Early Milestones Colorado
Bridge high-impact ideas with key stakeholders to accelerate innovation and promote systemic change in early childhood
(General Support)

Statewide parent and caregiver awareness and engagement communication collaborative (Project Support)





Tools of the Mind/Third Sector New England
Increase children's future academic success by developing and expanding this new pre-school curriculum (General Support)



The Bell Policy Center
Public education, nonpartisan research and policy development to create opportunities for individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency (General Support)

Colorado's participation in a national project of Public Works to improve understanding of and support for the role of the public sector (Project Support)





NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
Public education and community organizing projects that promote access to reproductive rights and health care in Colorado
(General Support)


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services, advocacy and educational programs in the Rocky Mountain Region (General Support)


The Smithsonian Institution
New museum to highlight the richness and diversity of the African American experience and foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing (Capital Support)


State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Collaborative funding to sustain the Colorado Family Planning Program (Project Support)



Arts and Culture

Aspen Music Festival and School
Chambers-Grant Fellowships Fund for Minority Students
(Scholarship Support)


City and County of Denver
Construction of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Quigg Newton Denver Municipal Auditorium (Multi-Year Capital Support)


Clyfford Still Museum
Construction of the Clyfford Still Museum to advance the understanding and appreciation of Clyfford Still's art and legacy (Multi-Year Capital Support)


Colorado Ballet
New Home Capital Campaign to renovate a bulding for administrative offices and dance studios (Multi-Year Capital Support)

Superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education programs that enhance the cultural life of the community (General Support)



Colorado Symphony Association
Quality musical performances and programs that contribute to the cultural vitality of Colorado (General Support)


Denver Art Museum
Groundbreaking exhibition of Women of Abstract Expressionism, celebrating often unknown women artists of this art movement (Project Support)


Opera Colorado
Promotion of opera to a wide audience through educational and cultural activities that create passion and excitement for the art of grand opera (General Support)


The Symphony Fund
A new endowment to support the Colorado Symphony
(Multi-Year Capital Support)



North Shore Country Day School
Scholarship fund for African American or Latina girls in the Upper School (Scholarship Support)



St. John's Cathedral
Leadership and resources for the church and its outreach to the surrounding community (General Support)

Antiphonal pipe organ capital campaign (Project Support)




Grants Under $10,000 $41,803



Matching Gifts








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