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Gender-Lens Investing

Deepening Donor Impact Through Our Gender-lens Portfolio

To maximize our ability to use all forms of capital to achieve our mission, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is deepening our gender-lens investing options for donors.

What is gender-lens investing?

Gender-lens investing is a form of impact investing, which is investing with the intent of both a financial and measurable, beneficial, social return. Gender-lens investing specifically benefits women by addressing gender disparities, most commonly through three lenses: access to capital, workplace equity, and products and services supporting women.

Read our Gender-Lens Investing 101 blog post.

When you open a donor-advised fund at WFCO or participate in one of our giving circles, you know that your investment will align with WFCO priority issues, such as equal pay, family-friendly work policies, and gender diversity on corporate boards and executive management.

The Foundation offers three gender-lens investing options for donors:

  1. A long-term, unitized portfolio, which is currently 15 percent gender-lens invested.
  2. A 100 percent gender-lens portfolio, which no other community foundation in Colorado offers.
  3. Our Women’s Impact Investing Giving Circle.

As the only statewide community foundation focused on the advancement of women and girls, WFCO is committed to allocating 51 percent of our total assets to be gender-lens invested by spring 2021.

Please contact Colleen LaFontaine, director of development, with questions. She can be reached at colleenl@wfco.org or 303-285-2963.

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