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Personalize your giving with a Donor-advised fund

Make WFCO Your Trusted Philanthropic Partner

Focus your philanthropy on the causes that matter the most to you by establishing a donor-advised fund (DAF) at WFCO. WFCO is your home for individual, corporate, and nonprofit funds.

A DAF is a philanthropic tool which allows a donor to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit, and recommend grants to their favorite nonprofit organizations from the fund over time.

WFCO is proud to offer a $2,500 match to all new funds thanks to the generosity of the Ruth Ray Hunt Fund, a donor-advised fund held at The Women's Foundation of Colorado.

Flexible and accessible. Convenient and easy.

Why start a donor-advised fund?

  • Experiencing a liquidity event
  • Seeking to reduce taxable income
  • Avoiding the complexities that come with starting a private foundation
  • Wanting the option to give anonymously
  • Strategic philanthropy
  • Extending philanthropic values to the next generation
  • 90% of high-net-worth families are charitably inclined

DAFs with WFCO can be opened for as little as $2,500. Your fund assets grow tax-free through our sound investments and your contributions can take many forms, including cash, stock, or other financial instruments. You can also:

  • Make contributions and receive an income tax charitable deduction in the year you make them
  • Name beneficiary advisors to extend your philanthropic legacy to the next generation
  • Grant to any 501(c)3 in the U.S.
  • Explore WFCO’s unique opportunities to align your values with your investments

Your passion. Our expertise.

By choosing WFCO as your donor-advised fund partner, you’ll have access to our deep community connections and gender-lens expertise to strategize and cultivate your philanthropic passions and legacy.

  • DAFS at WFCO can grant to any 501(c)3 organization in the U.S. Whether you’re passionate about advancing women and girls, arts, environmentalism, or anything in between
  • Attend quarterly educational gatherings with other fundholders and philanthropic experts to learn, grow and connect
  • As of May 2023, all of our investable assets are 100% aligned with our gender-lens investment strategies

Donate to Your Donor-Advised Fund

To find out more, fill out the form below and a staff member will be in contact with you promptly. Please feel free to contact Vice President of Development Renee Ferrufino at reneef@wfco.org or 303-285-2969.

"There are few times in life you can give a gift that improves your community, improves yourself, and improves the livelihood of women and girls.
              - Kenneth Ho, WFCO Fundholder

Learn More About Donor-Advised Funds at WFCO

Interested in learning more about donor-advised funds at The Women's Foundation of Colorado? Fill out the form below and a WFCO staff member will be in contact with you promptly.


Meet Mike & Kathleen

Kathleen and Mike Beatty understand the direct connection between the economic status of women and the health of community, which is why they chose to open a fund at WFCO. Hear why they chose to give to WFCO and read their story here. 

Learn About Some of Our Fundholders

Tania Zeigler & Kenneth Ho

Family photo of Tania Zeigler, Kenneth Ho and their two sons

Kenneth opened The Burn Bright Fund to honor Tania, his wife and partner in philanthropy. The fund reflects their family’s commitment to each other and their community. 

Adrianna Abarca

Donor-advised fundholder Adrianna Abarca stands in front of a bookcase

Adrianna Abarca uses her two donor-advised funds to house her philanthropic dollars so that she can invest in like-minded organizations that support Latino culture in communities in Sun Valley and across the world. Read her story. 

Patti Klinge & Connie McArthur 

Donor-advised fundholders, Patti Klinge and Connie McArthur sit together on a couch with drinks

Our gender-lens portfolio motivated long-time WFCO advocates Patti & Connie to open a donor-advised fund. Read their story. 

Soeurs de coeur

Group photo of donor-advised fundholders, Vote Run Lead

National, nonpartisan organization VoteRunLead's work in Colorado has been amplified by a donor-advised grant from a fund held at WFCO. Read their story. 

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