Donor-Advised Funds

A GIVING VEHIcle to support the causes that matter most to you

Flexible. Convenient. Tax Savings.

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle within The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO) to support the causes and organizations that matter most to you.  A DAF enables you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. You can contribute to multiple non-profits, leverage our expertise to fulfill your giving wishes, inspire the next generation, and build a legacy of philanthropy for your family.

It’s easy.

You can open your own donor-advised fund for as little as $2,500 with a simple agreement.  Your fund assets grow tax-free.  And, your contributions can take many forms -  cash, stock or other investment instruments.  You can also:

  • make contributions to your DAF at any time and receive an income tax charitable deduction in the year the gift is made
  • recommend grants to your favorite nonprofit organizations once your fund reaches $10,000
  • suggest others make gifts to your fund for your birthday or other special celebrations
  • name beneficiary advisors to extend philanthropy to the next generation.

Our expertise. Your passion.

We are here to help guide your giving, completing due diligence, gift verification, and remittances in a timely manner.  WFCO leverages our world-class financial stewardship to provide you with investment options for your DAF.  You can direct your investment to our gender-lens portfolio or our unitized pool.  Take advantage of our research, knowledge, and expertise to maximize your giving.

Build your philanthropic wealth and create positive impact.

Establish a DAF with WFCO.  Support Colorado’s women and girls.  For more information, contact Renee Ferrufino, Vice President of Development, or 303-285-2969.


Sue Anschutz-Rodgers“I appreciate having a donor-advised fund at The Women’s Foundation because it allows me to maintain an ongoing investment in helping women and girls achieve self-sufficiency.  It also reinforces  my philanthropic endeavors in supporting statewide needs for economically and physically challenged women and girls who do not know how to achieve their goals, especially in rural communities.”  - Sue Anschutz-Rodgers

2016 Donor-Advised Fund Grantees

Denver Art Museum
The Representation Project
The Denver Film Society
Chicken & Egg Pictures
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Colorado Women's College (University of Denver)
Sundance Institute
The Futuro Media Group
Search for Common Ground
Peace Development Fund
Global Fund for Women
Friendship Bridge
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Just Vision
Collective Heritage Institute
Peace Development Fund
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado Foundation
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Rose Community Foundation
Sacred Heart House of Denver
Community College of Denver Foundation

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