The Aspen Institute Ascend Fund

As a new model of social innovation and cross-sector collaboration, Ascend at the Aspen Institute is requesting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the $1 million Aspen Institute Ascend Fund.  The objective of the Aspen Institute Ascend Fund is to invest in solutions that tap the creativity, knowledge, and assets of all sectors of our society to create a cycle of opportunity for children and their parents. 

At Ascend at the Aspen Institute, we do not believe that any one organization or any one issue will create a legacy of economic security and educational success for all American families.  We believe in co-creating solutions and dynamic collaborations with leaders from all sectors of society.  We seek partners who are passionate, strategic, and relentless in the quest to build a cycle of intergenerational opportunity – and who are specifically interested in the power and potential of a two-generation approach.  We seek collaborators who are energized by action, results, and learning.  We welcome LOIs from efforts that connect organizations across issues, disciplines, strategies, and sectors. 

Learn more and download the guidelines here.