Two generations. One future.

Philanthropic Partners

Ascend was founded with catalytic support from leaders who have an established and longstanding commitment to issues impacting low-income families, both in expertise and active investments.  Ascend’s investors are leading foundations, including:

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Patrice King Brickman

Charlotte Perret Family Trust

Open Society Foundations/Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation

Chambers Family Fund

The Kresge Foundation

Siobhan Davenport/Rocksprings Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Ascend continues to develop and seek out philanthropic partners with a vision of economic security and educational success across generations and robust capacity for effecting change.  To learn more about our philanthropic partners and their important work, visit their websites:

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“Maybe just an opportunity to get a better job or to advance. You know, get a job and then maybe be able to advance.”

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