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
 

 

Publications

Click to Open PDF of Creating a Women's Fund Within a Community Foundation: A Philanthropic Strategy for Women and Girls
Creating a Women's Fund Within a Community Foundation: A Philanthropic Strategy for Women and Girls
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Creating a Women's Fund Within a Community Foundation: A Philanthropic Strategy for Women and Girls
The process of creating a new women's fund requires thoughtful planning and strong commitment. Creating a Women's Fund Within a Community Foundation (*PDF) is based on Chambers Family Fund’s experience championing women’s funds in Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma. This publication is designed to share what we have learned, to provide successful strategies to make such partnerships work and to offer recommendations based on our experience. It emphasizes the importance of building an endowment to provide a permanent source of grantmaking revenue for responding to the needs of women and girls.

Click to Open PDF of Then And Now: How Engaged Philanthropy Helped Revitalize an Advocacy Organization for Children
Then And Now: How Engaged Philanthropy Helped Revitalize an Advocacy Organization for Children
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Then And Now: How Engaged Philanthropy Helped Revitalize an Advocacy Organization for Children
In 2004, Chambers Family Fund and Rose Community Foundation published Then and Now (*PDF), a report describing a four year effort undertaken by a consortium of Colorado funders to stabilize a children's advocacy organization that fulfills a unique role in the state. The report chronicles the experience in two parts: that of the funders' collaborative and that of the advocacy organization, Colorado Children's Campaign. Together, the two accounts illustrate how this collaborative process resulted in an open exchange of ideas that allowed an advocacy organization to transform itself, while also allowing the funders hands-on experience in funding advocacy.

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