Colorado Funders for Inclusiveness and Equity is a voluntary effort of local funders who have a common interest in advancing and promoting inclusiveness and equity. The group believes in building on best practices to increase the effectiveness of philanthropy. The group has two purposes. First, the group serves as a resource to local funders as they challenge their thinking and consider implementing changes within their own organizations regarding inclusiveness and equity. The group will provide ideas, information, and educational opportunities to interested parties. Second, the group will serve as a support network for members as they educate themselves about inclusiveness, equity, diversity, and anti-oppression practices. The group will offer a supportive and trusting learning environment for all where ideas can be shared and discussed openly.
The Colorado Foundation Communicators (COFCO) is an informal networking group of communications professionals from grantmaking foundations in Colorado. Members of COFCO are employees of Colorado-based grantmaking foundations who perform communications functions as a significant portion of their jobs. For more information, contact Bruce Wilmsen at Daniels Fund.
Denver Funders Forum represents corporate and foundation philanthropic funders who meet informally on a monthly basis to provide a forum for candid discussion regarding issues and subjects relating to the field of philanthropy and the nonprofit community. Participants are encouraged to host one of the monthly breakfast meetings when it fits their schedule. For more information about membership, contact CAF’s Executive Director at 720.212.0433.
Members of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Funders Network meet regularly to discuss funding issues related to early childhood care and education in Colorado. Members hear from experts and share information, questions, research and ideas focused on helping our youngest children get ready for school and for life. Based on the understanding that quality early childhood care and education help children throughout their lives, the Network recognizes that such programs lead to proven success in school and in the workforce.The members occasionally collaborate on projects such as mapping of resources to inform the community about ECE and its impact. For more information, contact CAF’s Executive Director at 720-212-0433.