Outcome Areas


For Future Generations

In partnership with our community, we aim to improve School Readiness, Youth Success and Family Economic Mobility.

I find it compelling to see if there’s some way that I can share the opportunities that I’ve sort of taken for granted in my life and try to facilitate opportunities for other people who, really through no fault of their own, have not had the same advantages.”

Sam GaryFounder

Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity and Delivering Transformational Results

As we work to break down the biggest barriers to opportunity, we deliver scalable, long-term solutions that improve School Readiness, Youth Success and Family Economic Mobility for all Colorado kids and families—now and for generations to come. Across all three outcome areas, we prioritize partnering with organizations that have a focus in our outcome areas and a commitment to advancing the promise and potential of kids and families from low-income backgrounds and BIPOC communities. We specifically partner with values-aligned organizations focused on children and families in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties.

Improving School Readiness

Because all kids deserve a foundation for a healthy life, we expand quality early learning and increase family supports to help young children thrive. To learn more about our approach to improve School Readiness click here.

See how the solutions below have expanded opportunity for kids and families.

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Better Beginnings

A campaign to simplify & improve Colorado’s early childhood system.

How Colorado Cares for Kids

A nationally renowned podcast highlights Colorado’s early childhood advancements.


Colorado’s Universal Preschool Program is one of the best ways for families to set their children up for a lifetime of success.

Strengthening Youth Success

Because all young people deserve the skills, support, and strong relationships to chart their future, we work to increase academic skills, advance youth wellbeing, and expand opportunities for postsecondary success. To learn more about our approach to strengthen Youth Success, click here.

See how the solutions below have expanded opportunity for kids and families.

STAND for Children Colorado & Center High School

In 2019 Center High School saw its graduation rates drop to the lowest in the state. With funding to support its 9th grade success program, grad rates are now among the highest.

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Piton Youth Cohort

Gary Community Ventures is helping Metro Denver’s next generation of changemakers. 

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My Spark Denver

My Spark Denver is billed as a first-of-its-kind, helping low-income students join after-school activities.

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Increasing Family Economic Mobility

Because all families should have the economic stability and mobility needed to raise thriving children, we develop solutions to help families grow income, cut expenses, and build wealth. To learn more about our approach to increase Family Economic Mobility, click here.

See how the solutions below have expanded opportunity for kids and families.

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Colorado Pay It Forward Fund

Denver-area fund uses $8M to get more Coloradans in high-demand jobs.

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Apis & Heritage

Closing the racial wealth gap through employee-led buyouts

Savings Collaborative

Savings Collaborative

37% of Americans don’t have $400 in savings. One organization is working to change that.

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.