By the Numbers

Our Investment Data

How We're Invested

Over the past 40 years, our founder Sam Gary has invested more than $220 million into the Denver community through his business and philanthropic ventures.

Since 2015, Gary Community Investments has been executing on an integrated strategy to invest in for-profit and philanthropic solutions for Colorado’s low-income children and their families. Explore the data and graphs below to learn more about how we are currently invested across our portfolio.


Invested across the capital continuum since 2015


Strategic investments made in pursuit of our vision


For-profit and nonprofit investee organizations working to improve the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and their families

Investments By

Capital Type

We are experimenting with how to best leverage a full spectrum of financial tools from grants to market-rate investments to address issues facing Colorado’s low-income children and their families.

Investments By

Solution Type

Through our investments, we seed innovation, scale what works and improve policies and systems. Even when funding direct service programs or product delivery, we seek to prove efficacy, unlock new sources of capital or influence larger systems.

Investments By

Outcome Area

Scroll over each of the graphics below to learn how we’ve invested across our four strategic outcome areas since 2015.

Because we are executing on a 20-year strategy, there may be periods when less emphasis is placed on one of these areas, but we are committed to achieving all of our long-term outcomes over time.

School Readiness

To ensure that low-income children enter kindergarten ready to learn, we are supporting them to:

Youth Success

To ensure that low-income youth are positioned for success, we are supporting them to:

Family Economic Security

To ensure that low-income families are able to meet their basic needs, we are supporting them to:

Community & Economic Development

To ensure that state and local economies offer opportunities for families and individuals living in low-income communities, we are supporting the following:

How We Assess Impact

Learn how we use this data to inform our impact management practice.

Our Framework