Colorado Gives Day



Thank you!
On Colorado Gives Day 2022, with your incredible generosity, 250 donors donated almost $70,000 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!  Education builds futures and pathways to hope.  It is so important our recipients know someone believes in them and financially supports their dreams and goals.  Because of your thoughtfulness, CWEF’s anticipates the amount of scholarships awarded to hard-working women pursuing an education and career in 2023 will be one of the greatest in our history of 46 years.

Former recipients join hands to pay it forward for another woman!
Fourteen scholarship recipients worked together to raise a total of $1,610 to pay it forward and fund a 2023 scholarship for another woman!  Through social media, emails, and two personal fundraising pages they asked colleagues, friends, and family to make donations as well as making individual donations.  Jones shared, “I’m not rich but steadily employed and happy to donate. Everyone at CWEF was so kind to me and the scholarships definitely helped.”

Khali wrote, “Thank you for all that CWEF continues to do to support underrepresented women of Colorado!”  Sara offered, “I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to finish school.  Thank you CWEF—I’m so blessed to now be able to give back!”  As well as acknowledging Jones, Khali, and Sara, a big thank you goes to Andrea, Lesley, Violeta, Kaitlin, Holly, Rebecca, Gwen, Michaela, Bronwyn, Sara, and Min for giving back to support CWEF’s meaningful work and creating the joy of a scholarship for a future recipient.

Extraordinary happened on December 6, 2022!
Thank you for showing up for CWEF!  You were part of 100,909 donors raising over $53 million for 3,336 nonprofits in just 24 hours!!

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 3,300 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 $361 million since it began in 2010.