Chambers Fund places a high value on fresh and unexpected ideas. We look beyond traditional contexts and support our partners in taking risks that offer the potential for new, creative approaches to effectively address community needs.
ASCEND AT THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Lifting single parents and children out of poverty
Start-up funding from Chambers Fund helped to bring this successful national initiative to Colorado. Ascend at the Aspen Institute is creating opportunities for both children and parents to move up the economic ladder together, sustaining a legacy of economic security and educational success across generations. Continued support in partnership with other funders boosts the ability of Ascend to spark and elevate conversations around low income families, build a network of leaders focused on lifting up both parents and their children and elevate promising two-generation policies and community solutions. Colorado’s early and strong engagement in this cutting-edge approach also has helped to secure additional funding for the state to implement two-generation strategies.
EDUCARE DENVER AT CLAYTON EARLY LEARNING
A major proving ground for all things early childhood
Recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 Head Start Centers, Educare Denver at Clayton Early Learning closes the learning gaps of disadvantaged children through a unique blend of research, practice and training. A lead grant from Chambers Fund encouraged additional investments in the creation of a state-of-the-art Educare early learning center on the Clayton campus. The school is part of a national Educare network and promotes research-based, outcome-focused learning environments for young children and their families.
EARLY MILESTONES COLORADO
Growing and accelerating successes for young children across Colorado
Early Milestones Colorado is an early childhood intermediary that was created in 2014 by Chambers Fund in partnership with other early childhood-focused foundations. Milestones works with public and private partners across Colorado and nationally to improve outcomes for children, prenatal to age eight, and their families. The organization fills a unique niche in the state’s early childhood landscape by building connections across the network of individuals who help families promote children’s health, well-being, learning and development.