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Colorado Gives Day

Celebrate the success of Colorado Gives Day 2022 with us!

On December 6, 2022, something extraordinary happened. The Colorado Women's Education Foundation (CWEF) received an outpouring of support from 250 generous donors who contributed almost $70,000 on Colorado Gives Day. Your donations will allow CWEF to award one of the greatest numbers of scholarships in our 46-year history to hardworking women pursuing education and careers in 2023. We are honored to be the beneficiaries of your charitable giving and grateful for your belief in our mission.

One of the highlights of our Colorado Gives Day campaign was the extraordinary effort of 14 former scholarship recipients who came together to pay it forward and fund a scholarship for another woman. Through social media, emails, and personal fundraising pages, they raised a total of $1,610, showing the ripple effect of the impact of education on the lives of women.

Paying it Forward: Recipients Fund a Scholarship for Another Woman

Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship recipients, CWEF will have even more resources to empower women through education. Fourteen former scholarship recipients came together to raise $1,610, which will fund a scholarship for another deserving woman in 2023. Their efforts show how much education can inspire and how much impact women can make when they support each other.

Community First Foundation: A Vision for Thriving Communities

CWEF is proud to be part of the Community First Foundation's vision to help people in the community thrive through the power of philanthropy. For 40 years, the Community First Foundation (CFF) has been connecting donors and nonprofit organizations. Through its website, CFF provides an easy way to support Colorado nonprofits online. Giving Made Simple, made possible by the CFF since 2007, provides objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits, making it easy for donors to find and support causes they care about. Through, over $296 million has been raised for Colorado nonprofits since 2007. CWEF's online profile has been screened by CFF to ensure transparency and compliance with regulatory requirements. Donations to CWEF are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

What is Colorado Gives Day?

Colorado Gives Day, the signature giving day of, has become the largest one-day giving movement in the country. Each December, Coloradans come together with the common goal of strengthening their community by supporting nonprofits in various areas. In 2022, CWEF was among the 3,336 nonprofits that received donations through Colorado Gives Day. The day raised over $53 million from 100,909 donors, making it a truly transformative event for nonprofits and the community.

Thank You for Making a Difference

On behalf of CWEF and the women we serve, we extend our sincere gratitude to our generous donors, scholarship recipients, and the Community First Foundation for making a significant impact on women's education. Together, we are creating pathways to hope and building brighter futures for women in Colorado

We also want to express our gratitude to the Community First Foundation (CFF) for their role in making Colorado Gives Day a reality. CFF's vision is to help people in the community thrive through the power of philanthropy., made possible by CFF since 2007, provides comprehensive information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. 

CWEF's online profile was screened to ensure specific standards of transparency and recognition by the IRS and Colorado Secretary of State. Donations to CWEF are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.

Colorado Gives Day is the state's largest one-day online giving event, where Coloradans come together with the goal of strengthening their community by supporting nonprofits working in a variety of areas. In just 24 hours, 100,909 donors raised over $53 million for 3,336 nonprofits, demonstrating the power of collective giving. CFF and FirstBank partner to make this day truly transformative for givers, nonprofits, and the community as a whole. Every donation received on Colorado Gives Day is eligible for a portion of the $1 million Incentive Fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of women through education. Your donation on can help CWEF continue its mission of empowering women through education and transform lives for generations to come. Thank you for your continued support!

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