Colorado Gives Day


Thank you!
On Colorado Gives Day 2020, with your incredible generosity, 221 donors donated $56,000 to CWEF demonstrating steadfast optimism for the influence we can generate together for women transforming their lives through education. CWEF and the women we serve are honored to be the beneficiaries of your charitable giving! Your donations will enable us to provide a helping hand in the form of scholarships for many hard working women pursuing an education and career in 2021.


Former recipients join hands to pay it forward for another woman!
Eighteen former scholarship recipients worked together to raise a total of $1,320 to fund a 2021 scholarship for another woman! Through social media, emails, and three personal fundraising pages they asked colleagues, friends, and family to make donations as well as making individual donations. Tamara shared, I love CWEF’s work and am happy to help raise funds to support more women reaching their academic and professional goals!” A big thank you goes to Andrea, Violeta, Samantha, Tamara, Rachel, Holly, Kaitlin, Alyson, Tammara, Jennifer, Lisa, Nicie, Rita, Aspen, Milena, and Hanna for giving back to support CWEF’s uplifting work and creating the joy of a scholarship for a future recipient.

Colorado broke the record!
Thank you for showing up for CWEF!  Your donations on Colorado Gives Day 2020 were part of 225,440 donations totaling more than a record-breaking $50 million for 2,828 nonprofits in just 24 hours!!  Since its inception in 2010, this online giving event has raised more than $307 million for Colorado’s nonprofits.

What is the Community First Foundation?
Community First Foundation’s (CFF) vision is to help people in the community to thrive through the power of philanthropy. CFF has been bringing donors and nonprofit organizations together for 40 years and is proud to offer various Colorado nonprofits a unique and highly engaging way to increase its donations, connect with supporters, and spread the word about their mission and work.

What is
Made possible by CFF since 2007, encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective, and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. More than $296 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits through since 2007. is a year-round, online giving website featuring the missions, programs, and finances of more than 2,800 Colorado nonprofits.

Colorado Women’s Education Foundation’s (CWEF) online profile was screened by CFF to ensure specific standards of transparency and that it is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the Colorado Secretary of State and is in good standing. Donations to CWEF are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.

What is ColoradoGives Day? and its signature giving day – Colorado Gives Day – make fundraising simple for CWEF and easy and rewarding for our donors. Be a part of the largest one-day giving movements in the country. Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen their community by helping to power nonprofits working in a variety of areas. CFF and FirstBank partner to make this day truly transformative for givers, nonprofits, and the community as a whole. In 2014, a $1 million Incentive Fund was created for ColoradoGives Day. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on ColoradoGives Day received a portion of this incentive fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated. ColoradoGives Day has grown to be the state’s largest one-day online giving event, raising a total of $307 million since it began in 2010.