About Us

Reshaping the Arc of Opportunity

For Colorado Kids & Families

In partnership with our community, we deliver breakthrough solutions that increase opportunity for generations of Coloradans.

Inspired to help a few families in the community, we opened a door and found thousands of men, women and children behind it.  We soon realized the importance of working toward lasting solutions to help stem the growing ranks of the underserved, while working to promote community health and renewal.”

Sam GaryGary Community Ventures Founder

Who We Are 

Gary Community Ventures is a philanthropic organization that combines the power of business, policy and philanthropy to increase opportunity for Colorado kids and families. 

We use our resources to make impact investments, fund policy and advocacy initiatives, provide philanthropic grants, and incubate new social change solutions through our Venture Lab.

In partnership with our community, we bring these tools together to break down systemic barriers and build breakthrough solutions that improve outcomes in the areas of School Readiness, Youth Success and Family Economic Mobility.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to partner with our community to leverage business, policy and philanthropy, working together, to reshape the arc of opportunity for Colorado kids and families.

Our vision is that all children in Colorado have the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Values & Commitment to Racial Equity

We Listen with humility to our community, partners and one another, learning together to drive action.

We Dare to be bold, driven by the urgency our kids and families deserve.

We Deliver breakthrough solutions and never do it alone.

Racial Equity Statement

We are committed to understanding the systems of racial oppression faced by our communities. We acknowledge our individual and collective privilege and actively incorporate diverse perspectives to advance racial equity in everything we do to create a more just Colorado.

Financial Records

2021 IRS 990 PF

2020 IRS 990 PF

2019 IRS 990 PF

2018 IRS 990 PF

2017 IRS 990 PF

We’re always working on the next breakthrough solution to help kids and families thrive.

Discover New Possibilities

Together, we will create the change our community wants to see. Whether you want to discover more about our ventures, or connect with a member of our team, we want to hear from you.