Investment Philosophy

Gary Community Investments manages all of our assets to achieve maximum financial and social returns to benefit Colorado. Over the coming years, we will execute a total portfolio investment approach, aligning all of our assets in pursuit of our mission, regardless of whether an investment is made using philanthropic, market-rate, and/or near-market rate capital.

We seek out investments that generate measurable impact on social and financial returns as appropriate for the investment under consideration. We understand the nature of “impact” looks different depending upon the strategy. For example, we measure the impact of a philanthropic investment in a community-based organization differently than a market-rate investment in a start-up company that is organized around achieving financial and social returns.   

By combining our philanthropic and market-oriented approaches to creating social impact, we believe business and nonprofit activities may be integrated to maximize total value for our community.