Since our beginnings in 2004, Aeris has established risk management standards for private community loan funds (CDFIs) and has helped drive the development of impact measurement and management practices in the CDFI industry—a learning curve now being replicated in the broader impact investment world. In 2013, the Aeris Cloud became the first online platform to help CDFI investors understand the impact and financial performance of their investments. Today, the broader investing field seeks a reliable, high-quality tool to collect, manage, and analyze impact data. Aeris’ unique experience and expertise can help accelerate the pace of impact investing.
Our Vision - Across Colorado each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.” Our Mission - Improve the health of Coloradans. Our Belief - Health is a basic human right. Our Cornerstones 1) We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or historically have had less power or privilege. 2) We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve. 3) We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
Gary Community Investments, which includes the Gary Community Investment Company and The Piton Foundation, invests all of our philanthropic, near market-rate and market-rate capital in pursuit of our vision. We recognize that our vision is an ambitious one, but we believe that seeking new solutions to help low-income children and their families is the way forward for Colorado.
All children in Colorado have the opportunity to grow up healthy and become productive members of their communities.
Gary Community Investment Company: To improve the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and families by investing in quality early childhood and youth development systems and expanding sustainable economic opportunities.
The Piton Foundation: To improve the lives of Colorado’s low-income children and families by increasing access to quality early childhood and youth development opportunities and by fostering healthy family and community environments.
Taking Smart Risks
Working Together and Engaging Community
The mission of the Gates Family Foundation is to invest in projects and organizations which have meaningful impact in Colorado primarily through capital grants and Foundation initiatives that enhance the quality of life for those living in, working in and visiting the state. The Foundation seeks to promote excellence, innovation and self-sufficiency in education, healthy lifestyles, community enrichment, connection to nature and stewardship of the state’s natural inheritance. The Foundation’s actions will remain consistent with the founders’ intentions and the principles of citizenship, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.