Seeking upstream solutions

Merle Chambers Fund

Seeking upstream solutions

ONE DAY …

A woman was walking along a river and was astonished to see many women struggling in the water. She saw some people pulling the drowning women out of the river. The woman thought for a moment, then she ran upstream to find out why the women were falling in the water in the first place — and to do something about it. ~ Source unknown

WHO WE ARE

Merle Chambers Fund identifies barriers and invests in policy and systems change to create fair opportunities for people to reach their full potential, particularly those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances.

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HOW WE FUND

We are engaged funders, working closely with our grantees and other funders. Together, we take innovative approaches and informed risks that can lead to broad-reaching change.

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WHAT WE FUND

News from Chambers Fund

Letty Bass has served as executive director of Chambers Fund since its founding in 1997. After more than 20 years with the foundation, working to further its mission and seeking upstream solutions, Letty will be leaving Chambers Fund at the end of June.

Over the coming months, the Chambers Fund Board of Directors will focus on strategic planning. There is no timeframe, but we expect this to be completed by the end of 2019. During this planning process, Chambres Fund will continue grantmaking with its customary internally-initiated approach. Staffing decisions will be made after the planning process is completed.