Following the entrepreneurial ethic of its founders Linda Shoemaker and Steve Brett, the Brett Family Foundation invests in innovative projects designed to build and expand upon the infrastructure necessary for lasting social change. These projects currently include:
The Bell Policy Center
A state-level, multi-issue policy center committed to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all. They seek to reinvigorate the debate on issues affecting the well-being of Coloradans and to promote policies that open gateways to opportunity.
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
A statewide organization building an inclusive, engaged, and equitable state for all Coloradans by achieving progressive changes in public policy.
The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County
A vital philanthropic organization striving to improve the quality of life in Boulder County and to build a culture of giving, now and forever.
Philanthropic Community Organizing Collaborative of Colorado
A joint project of the Ford Foundation and 11 Colorado funders to expand philanthropic support for community organizing and to foster collaboration among community organizing groups working for social justice.
Women Donors Network
A national organization that unites powerful, visionary women who are committed to effecting lasting fundamental, progressive change.
University of Colorado Foundation
The fundraising partner of the University of Colorado, which works to develop resources vitally needed to sustain excellence in the university system.