New Ventures

Building New Ventures
For the Future

Where key solutions don’t yet exist we build them right alongside the kids and families in our community.

In business, we learn that a viable industrial economy requires capital investment. Likewise, our society requires sustained social investment to remain vital as we go about our daily business.”

Sam GaryGary Community Ventures Founder

Making New Ideas a Reality

If there’s a need that’s not being met or a challenge that requires a new way of thinking, we’ll work right alongside the kids and families in our community, and gather the right mix of partners and resources to pilot a new venture together. Gary’s Venture Lab is where new ideas become a reality. Our goal is to take ideas at their earliest stage and pilot them with smaller audiences in order to shape them into ventures that can deliver impact for even more kids and families across the state. Members of our technology team also partner with stakeholders to test and scale ventures where technology is a key factor of success. 


Piloting new ventures is not new for us, as our founders, Sam and Nancy Gary, have been pioneers in building some of Colorado’s most transformational for-profit and nonprofit solutions know today as the Denver Preschool Program, Tax Help Colorado, the Urban Land Conservancy, and most recently, COVIDCheck Colorado.

Discover the new ventures we’ve helped build.

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New online tool helps Coloradans quickly determine which public benefits they might be eligible for

My Spark Denver kids town hall

My Spark Denver

My Spark Denver Launches To Provide DPS Middle School Students With $1,000 To Participate In Afterschool Activities

The Dearfield Fund

Closing the racial wealth gap through homeownership.

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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.