Beanstalk Foundation

What's right with Colorado is right next door.

Our History

The Beanstalk Foundation has come a long way. Follow the timeline below to learn more.

1959 - Uncle Vernon, the original Gardener/remarkable neighbor, inspires Beanstalk Foundation Founder Ted Stolberg to trust in the power of driven individuals.

1993 - Ted Stolberg founds Stolberg Equity Partners, a for-profit investment firm that believed first and foremost that only great leaders can inspire great employees to make great things happen.

1995 - Stolberg creates The Children’s Seedling Fund. It begins investing in community leaders on the same model that great people inspire great works, with a focus on helping children, ages 12 and under. It donates to Hour Children and Summer Quest that year.

1996 - 1999 - The Children’s Seedling Fund thrives, working with projects across the country, including Julie Candela’s SPROUT program, Friends Homeless Shelter and the Adoption Exchange.

2000 - Forbes Magazine features The Children’s Seedling Fund, focusing on how small grants given to the right leaders and projects can accomplish incredible results.

2001 - 2007 - The Children’s Seedling Fund continues, reaching out to causes of all kinds, including: mentoring, teen pregnancy, homelessness, ecology, cultural history, and health.

2008 - The Children’s Seedling Fund registers as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the Beanstalk Foundation is born. Beanstalk will use a web platform, consulting services, fiscal agency and more to help remarkable leaders leverage new technologies and change the face of philanthropy.