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Gary Community Investments, which includes The Piton Foundation, invests in for-profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families.
We believe that business and philanthropy can, and should, work together to create opportunities for those who need it most. By aligning all of our assets with our mission, we make creative investments that not only yield a financial return, but can also improve the lives of Colorado’s children.
All children in Colorado have the opportunity to grow up healthy and
become productive members of their communities.
GARY COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS
To improve the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families by investing in quality early childhood and youth development systems and expanding sustainable economic opportunities.
THE PITON FOUNDATION at GARY
To improve the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families by increasing access to quality early childhood and youth development opportunities and by fostering healthy family and community environments.
Our primary focus is low-income children (zero to five years old), their families and the communities in which they live. Our secondary focus is youth up to 18 years old.
TWO GENERATION APPROACH
Because addressing the needs of children does not solve the challenges facing their parents, we take a two generation approach, investing in creative solutions that provide opportunities for both children and their families.
While investments in companies, policies and systems change may be directed statewide, we concentrate our investments in the greater metro Denver area with an emphasis on lower-income neighborhoods.
We invest in innovative approaches at the program, company, system and policy levels in an effort to move low-income children and their families toward educational success and financial security.