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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.

Tania Ziegler, Kenneth Ho, and their children.

Meet Tania & KennethKenneth 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. 


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
  • The Foundation offers two investment portfolios for donors managed by Syntrinsic Investment Counsel. 
  1. A long-term, unitized portfolio, which is currently 27.8 percent gender-lens invested as of December 2019.
  2. A 100 percent gender-lens portfolio, which no other community foundation in Colorado offers.

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. 

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