Chambers Family Fund
Chambers Family Fund Foundation, creating women's funds foundations, children early care and education, systems change, Merle Chambers, Denver Colorado, Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, economic self-sufficiency, democratic values, funding for women and girls, philanthropy

In addition to the grants listed below, Chambers Family Fund is constructing a new museum building near the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District. It is an investment in the further development of the City of Denver's nationally important art scene. The building will house Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. At the end of 2016, total capitalized expenditures for the new museum building were $21,679,771. The construction will be complete in 2017.

Kirkland Museum

2016 Annual Report Grantees


The Bell Policy Center
Public education, nonpartisan research and policy development to create opportunities for individuals and families to attain economic self-sufficiency (General Support)


Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Secure justice and economic security for all Coloradans, with special emphasis on women's economic self-sufficiency (General Support)


Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Research and planning for Colorado Collaborative to reduce unintended pregnancy (Project Support)


NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
Public education and community organizing projects that promote access to reproductive rights and health care in Colorado (General Support)


Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Century Celebration Campaign to increase endowment (Endowment Support)


Comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services, advocacy and educational programs in the Rocky Mountain Region (General Support)


ProgressNow Colorado Education
Promote solutions to problems that matter to all Coloradans (General Support)


9to5 Colorado, National Association of Working Women
Strengthen working women's ability to achieve economic justice and equal opportunities (General Support)


Ascend at the Aspen Institute
Two-generation action planning for Colorado (Project Support)


Global Fund for Women
International grants for women's groups that increase girls' access to education and advocate for and defend women's human rights (General Support)


Women's Funds Initiative
Endowment challenge gifts and operating support to expand women’s philanthropy and provide a permanent resource for women and girls in the states where the Chambers family’s oil business operated


Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma


Women’s Foundation of Montana


Wyoming Women's Foundation $25,000


Colorado Children's Campaign
Advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in early childhood, health and education (General Support)


Early Milestones Colorado
Advance success for young children across the state by accelerating innovation, best practices and systemic change (General Support)


Parent Possible
Disseminate Vroom tools and messages that help parents and caregivers become brain builders for young children (Project Support)


Consulting services for a statewide strategy and implementation of Vroom in Colorado (Project Support)


Tools of the Mind/Third Sector New England
Increase children's future academic success by developing and expanding the Tools pre-school curriculum (General Support)



Aspen Music Festival and School
Increase endowment of the Chambers Fellowships Fund for Minority Students (Multi-Year Endowment Support)


Clyfford Still Museum
Advance the understanding and appreciation of Clyfford Still's art and legacy (Multi-Year Capital Support)


Colorado Ballet
Renovation of a building for new offices and dance studios (Multi-Year Capital Support)


Superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance through performances, training and education programs (General Support)


Colorado Symphony Association
Quality musical performances and programs that contribute to the cultural life of the community (General Support)


Denver Art Museum
Renovation of the Ponti-Sudler Building (Multi-Year Capital Support)


Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Furniture, fixtures and equipment for new museum (Capital Support)


Art relocation and storage for new museum (Capital Support)


Historic Denver
Renovation campaign for Molly Brown House Museum (Capital Support)


North Shore Country Day School
Increase scholarship fund for African American or Latina girls in the Upper School (Multi-Year Endowment Support)


Opera Colorado
Promotion of opera to a wide audience through educational and cultural activities that create passion and excitement for the art of grand opera (General Support)


St. John's Cathedral
Leadership and resources for the church and its outreach to the surrounding community (General Support)


Cathedral upgrades (Capital Support)


The Symphony Fund
Endowment for the Colorado Symphony (Multi-Year Endowment Support)

Grants Under $10,000 $39,026



Matching Gifts








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