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Chambers Family Fund


Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

Chambers Family Fund

(formerly Axem Foundation)

44 Cook St., Ste. 240

Denver, CO United States 80206-5813

Telephone: (303) 839-4620


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-11-30)

Assets: $67,586,868

Total giving: $1,985,944






Established in 1983 in CO

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports nonprofit organizations that create systems change, improve the quality and circumstances of life and reflect the foundation's values and interests. It invests time, expertise and funding in organizations that help women become economically self-sufficient, enhance the early care and education of children, strengthen justice, equality and opportunity and enrich arts and culture. The foundation also published "Creating a Women's Fund Within a Community Foundation" to support the growth of women's philanthropy. .

Fields of Interest

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Arts and culture
  • Child educational development
  • Early childhood education
  • Economic development
  • Foundations
  • Humanities
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-11-30

Assets: $67,586,868 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,797,719

Expenditures: $2,534,075

Total giving: $1,985,944

Qualifying distributions: $4,739,697

Giving activities include:

$1,985,944 for 74 grants (high: $500,000; low: $25)

$1,003 for 16 employee matching gifts

$2,519,255 for foundation-administered programs

$5,487 for 1 in-kind gift

Estimated financial data for year ending 2016-11-30:

Grants: $2,000,000