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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.

WFCO targets allocating a minimum of 51 percent of our invested assets to gender lens investments by the end of 2021. As of September 2021, The Foundation has reached 73 percent.

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 two gender-lens investing options for donors:

  1. A long-term, unitized portfolio, which is currently 73 percent gender-lens invested as of September 2021.
  2. A 100 percent gender-lens portfolio, which no other community foundation in Colorado offers.

Please contact Renee Ferrufino, vice president of development, with questions. She can be reached at reneef@wfco.org.

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