Women Thriving. Colorado Rising.

Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs

Impacting Marginalized Women and Adolescent Girls

SPIN (Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs) is a philanthropic giving circle, housed at The Women's Foundation of Colorado, of Black women in the Denver community who leverage their collective strengths in order to positively impact marginalized women and adolescent girls in their communities.

SPIN group photo

SPIN brings together women of varying perspectives, backgrounds, and unique skill-sets who are passionate about making a difference through charitable contributions, community service projects, and civic engagement activities. Members contribute at least $400 annually.

"SPIN has provided a space for African-American women to collectively engage in grassroots philanthropy intended to improve the lives of underrepresented women and girls of color. We are philanthropists and our legacies of giving have taken on new meaning within the meaningful structure of a giving circle."

- LaRae Scott-Jennings, SPIN Co-chair

Follow SPIN on Facebook to see what they're up to or contact the co-chairs, Tanaka Shipp and Dafina Tucker, to learn more.

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2018 Grantees

Curls on the Block

Curls on the Block is an enrichment program for girls of all curls and colors to embrace, explore and empower their natural selves while working to increase engagement, investment, and commitment to careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Curls on the Block uses a curriculum that has ten consecutive sessions where participants explore activities, careers and mentorship in STEAM. The enduring questions girls are challenged with every session is how they can address the needs of the curly hair community with STEAM.

Project VOYCE

Project VOYCE develops transformational leaders in underrepresented communities by training, employing, and organizing youth to address root causes of inequity. When young people in historically oppressed communities are looking for truth, power and collective liberation---they come to Project VOYCE. They create spaces with youth that promote critical thought learning and explorations of power, and social justice. They provide the language, knowledge and tools to ensure that the emerging majority are not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled and reimagine new possibilities for the future. They have confidence our youth’s ability to think, to want, and to know and we help them build confidence and trust in themselves.


Sistahpreneurs is the Business Haven for the Black Female Entrepreneur. Their mission is to provide the Black female entrepreneur with a supportive sisterhood and roadmap to profitability. According to Forbes, black females are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. The number of black women-owned businesses has grown by a whopping 322 percent since 1997. Sistahpreneurs is here to support your startup and growth.

STAR Girlz Empowerment

STAR Girlz delivers essential lifesaving tools that will assist their STARZ in making healthier life choices during their transitional stage of development. They are dedicated to the positive development of female youth around the world and they are here to aid in the production of making their futures shine bright like a STAR. Their vision is to equip young ladies for society, future education endeavors and personal change, assisting them in identifying personal struggles and healthy ways to navigate through any objective and circumstance they face in life.

Applications for SPIN's next grant cycle will open in summer 2019. Sign up for WFCO's eNewsletter and follow SPIN on Facebook to be the first to know when applications open.

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